Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Champion Hill No Entry Trial Monitoring Form

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Following consultation in late 2018, a trial no-entry restriction has been introduced on Champion Hill. This is intended to reduce the amount of through traffic using Champion Hill and surrounding roads, and make the streets safer and healthier for residents.

    The trial will run from February until Autumn 2019. We anticipate there may be a degree of disruption initially, as motorists become used to the changes. After this 'bedding-in' period, we will be using various methods to monitor the outcomes of the trial, but we also want to hear from residents.

    If you have observations or concerns about how the trial is operating in practice, please submit your comments using this form.

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  • Athenlay Road Traffic Calming

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want to hear your views on alternative traffic calming proposals for Athenlay Road.

    Southwark became a 20mph borough in March 2015. However, we have identified a number of sites where speeds regularly exceed 20mph, sometimes by a significant amount. This can increase the risk of accidents, as well as the risk that, when accidents occur, injuries may be more serious or even fatal.

    We have conducted a detailed review of the sites where traffic most regularly exceeds the 20mph limit, and we have identified measures to encourage reduced vehicles speeds and keep them to the posted limit.

    Average speeds over 25mph have been observed on Athenlay Road. The road is often used as a route for through-traffic, so overall traffic volumes are high. We have a duty to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the law is being upheld, and to look after our residents’ safety.

    The plans below present two alternative proposals for Athenlay Road:-

    1. The use of 8 sinusoidal speed humps - if placed close enough together, these encourage drivers to slow down and maintain a slower speed. This is our preferred option as we think it will be the most effective way of reducing speeds. However, some residents may be less keen on speed humps as they can cause some vibration and noise.
    2. The use of 2 sets of build-outs - by narrowing the road for short sections, these cause vehicles to slow down in order to pass safely. However, these do involve loss of parking spaces adjacent to the build-outs, and may be less effective than sinusoidal humps at reducing speeds at times when traffic is lighter.

    Athenlay Road does not meet the criteria for installing speed cameras - therefore these are the two types of intervention that are possible.

    Please complete the survey below and let us know your preference - as well as any other suggestions that you think might improve the safety and accessibility of Athenlay Road.

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  • New Wheelsports Facility - Trumpington Recreation/King George V Playing Fields

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    The City Council is consulting on a new wheelsports facility at Trumpington Recreation Ground / King George V Playing Fields. 

    More information: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/new-wheelsports-tracks-at-chesterton-and-trumpington-recreation-grounds-consultation

    "We are proposing to install exciting new wheelsports tracks on Chesterton recreation ground and Trumpington recreation ground.

    The tracks will offer more inclusive and dynamic play and sport opportunities for 4 to 12-year-olds.

    We’d like to know what you think about the plans. Your comments will help us finalise the designs and carry the proposals forward to implementation."

    Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WheelsportsTrumpingtonRec

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  • 19/0141/FUL Mortlock Ave - 2br detached dwelling

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Cycle parking is a non-compliant 2500mm by 800mm box next to the house. 2 car parking spaces is higher than permitted 1.5 average.

    ...

    Erection of a detached two storey, two bedroom dwelling. Land Adjacent 2 Mortlock Avenue Cambridge CB4 1TE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PM72S1DXJEW00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0141/FUL

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  • S/4629/18/FL Science Park - new hotel & office on site of Trinity Centre

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/4629/18/FL&theTabNo=3

    Hybrid Planning Application comprising in Detail the demolition of the gym, Trinity Centre and Innovation Centre and the construction of hotel with gym, restaurant, café and business suite; and a building comprising multi-storey car park and three storey commercial floorspace (B1 floorspace to the first and second floor; flexible accommodation to the ground floor (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and/or D2)) along with associated access, infrastructure and landscaping, and the change of use of the Trinity Centre to B1 as part of a phased development; in Outline the construction of a building up to seven stories to provide B1floorspace, with all matters reserved.

    24, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0FN

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  • Two-way driving in Sedgwick Street for 54m requested by Tesco

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Tesco appear to have asked the County Council to enable them to drive lorries into their store from Sedgwick Street (despite moving in in 2009 knowing that this was prohibited).

    The proposal would make Sedgwick Street two-way for driving for 57m, then one-way for driving after that.

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  • Babraham P&R to Addenbrookes cycleway

    Created by wookey // 2 threads

    Out of the A1307 Linton Greenway consultation has come a plan for the section between Addenbrooke's roundabout and the Babraham P&R, which the county/GCP are keen to move forward. There was an initial invite-only consultation event on Thur 31st Jan for local residents/residents associations to comment.

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  • Mill Road (transporation) Survey (for edit)

    Created by Aldo // 1 thread

    In the coming weeks we, UoC Students from the Cambridge Hub, are going to do a survey on Mill Road in order to find out how people get to Mill Road and how they interact with it. The survey will be compared with the survey done last November in order to build momentum for the car-free Mill Road project.

    We would love your input. Please give suggestions below.

    For the survey, click on the link below.

    Deadline for edits is this friday.

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  • 21-month closure of cycle path from Cambridge North to Milton Road

    At the end of this blog post, it's reported that the segregated cycle path from Cambridge North station to the north of the Business Park will be closed to cyclists from March 2019 to December 2020 (a period of 21 months), for utility works relating to development on the Cambridge North site. Cyclists are to be diverted to the south side path (along the busway); pedestrian access on the north side will apparently be maintained.

    In particular, this appears to prevent cyclist use of the recently opened gate at the south end of the Business Park for the duration of the works (unless perhaps one pushes one's cycle). Getting from or through Cambridge North to the Science Park will be less convenient, too.

    Full text from Camcycle blog post. (Robin Heydon tells me this information originally came from Brookgate.)

    Development at Cambridge North

    Early works have begun on the further development around Cambridge North, where new offices and a hotel will be built. Within the next couple of months, a major cyclist diversion will be put in place which reroutes cyclists accessing the station via the segregated path along Cowley Road. This will be closed to allow utility works from Milton Road down to the station. Cyclists will be redirected along the Busway cycleway from Milton Road. There will continue to be road access for cyclists to the industrial and residential units off Cowley Road (including the Camcycle office), but not beyond this point. Note that there will be a signifidant increase in construction traffic along Cowley Road.

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  • Pavement missing on Cowley Road between Cambridge Commercial Park and NR land

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    There is no pavement at the end of Cowley Road between Cambridge Commercial Park and the Network Rail land. Historically before Cambridge North station opened no pavement would have been required along this section of the road. Now that Cambridge North is open this is a popular route.

    The lack of pavement here has meant one local business has setup a taxi service (other members of staff driving their cars) for the very short walk between the commercial park and Cambridge North station. This is resulting in more vehicular traffic (just this one business is around 2-8 extra car journeys per weekday) between Cowley Road and Cambridge North station making it less safe for people cycling.

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  • S/0296/19/DC Science Park - access from guided busway (eastern entrance)

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    While this is a discharge of condition 12 of a previous application this is quite a substantial project in its own right. It looks like a significant improvement, with a wide pathway for accessing the site, a bunch of fancy architecture (some sort of series of archways over the path), and even a parallel Zebra over one of the Science Park internal roadways.

    See part 6 of the D&A statement for several mentions of Camcycle input.

    While I am making this an issue I do not see any immediate reason to send in a response, but those involved with the pre-application talks may want to double-check, possibly even send a letter of support if happy.

    ...

    Discharge of condition 12 (a scheme detailing the widening of the footway to allow for shared use walking and cycling and a scheme showing the layout and design of the plaza area to the East of the site, including vehicle circulation, pedestrian routes, kiosks, shelters, bollards and other ancillary structures) pursuant to planning permission S/3590/17/VC Transport Plaza, Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0FJ http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0296/19/DC South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/0296/19/DC

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  • Enfield Local Plan 2018 - 2036

    Hamish F // 1 thread

    From council website:

    We are working on a new Local Plan to shape how Enfield is developed in the future. The key challenges we need to address are:

    • ensuring there is enough housing to meet everyone’s needs
    • creating better employment opportunities and promoting economic growth
    • reviewing infrastructure and community facilities
    • the future role of our town centres
    • creating places that promote health and wellbeing
    • ensuring development is high quality and protects the environment

    See threads for discussions of particular aspects/stages of this plan.

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  • Ilford - Barking Riverside cycle route

    This 7km route will link Ilford to Barking Riverside via Barking town centre using mostly quieter back streets. It would include key connections to the cycle route between Barking and Tower Gateway, Ilford Elizabeth line station and Barking Riverside Development - this includes more than 10,000 new homes and a new London Overground station.

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  • Hackney - Isle of Dogs cycle route

    This 7.5km route would stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. It would connect with the cycle routes between Stratford and Aldgate and Barking to Tower Hill, as well as the proposed Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing. There are currently two options in Hackney we want your views on.

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  • Lea Bridge - Dalston cycle route

    This 3km route would fill the gap between Lea Bridge and the existing cycle route between the City and Tottenham at Dalston. From Lea Bridge the proposed route heads towards Lea Bridge Road to Lea Bridge roundabout, after which it joins quieter back streets including Downs Park Road and Sandringham Road to connect through to Dalston.

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  • Sutton's Parking Consultation Stage 1

    From the council page (Note says this is South of Sutton, map not that clear so don't trust the area used here on cyclescape)

    With the fourth highest car ownership levels in London, and residents telling us that parking is a major and growing concern, our Parking Strategy aims to improve local parking and traffic situations across the borough.

    Our parking consultation will be rolled out in three phases, with each phase covering different locations across the borough. This Stage 1 Parking Consultation kicks off the second phase, where we'll be consulting with some residents in the Sutton South, Cheam & Belmont and Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee areas, as shown in the map below.

    Responses to this Parking Survey will help us understand about parking on your street. Whether you have parking problems or not, we’d like to hear from you as all feedback will be fed into parking and traffic management proposals being made for your street.

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  • CS9: Kew Bridge, Kew Bridge Rd and Duke Road

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/kew-duke/

    Online Survey

    Overview

    We consulted on our proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 in autumn 2017. The route is an important part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to make London greener, healthier and more pleasant through encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

    We have published an analysis of the responses and our response to the issues raised here. The feedback we received was valuable in helping us to further improve the scheme.

    In response to feedback received through the consultation, we are now carrying out a further consultation on two parts of the route:

    • Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road (High Street Brentford to Wellesley Road)
    • Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue’s junction with Chiswick High Road 

    We would like to hear your views on these further proposals. A map of the areas where we are carrying out further consultation can be found below.

    Kew Bridge and Duke Road overview map (PDF 989KB)

    Other than the two sections identified for further consultation, we will be progressing our plans for the route as outlined in the Response to Issues Raised report. No further consultation is planned on the proposals for the route except for the two parts of the route above. We will carry out local engagement on the rest of our proposals later in the process. We are intending to proceed with our proposals subject to formal approvals.

    Following feedback from respondents and the Mayor’s announcement of a new brand for London’s growing network of high-quality cycle routes in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, this route will no longer be called a Cycle Superhighway. We will work closely with our borough partners on the most appropriate wayfinding for this scheme.

    Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road (High Street Brentford to Wellesley Road)

    The main change we are proposing is to provide a segregated two-way cycle track on the south side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road. Previously we proposed with-flow segregated cycle tracks and a bus lane on Kew Bridge Road, the South Circular and also between Wellesley Road and High Street Brentford (including Kew Bridge junction).

    This change provides full segregation for cyclists throughout this section and removes the requirement for two bus stop bypasses we proposed on the north side of Kew Bridge Road. The change also addresses concerns raised about cycle safety at Kew Bridge junction, Green Dragon Lane and Lionel Road South.

    We are also proposing a second southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge to make the junction operate more effectively and to maintain bus journey times in the area.

    In summary, our proposals for this section of the route include:

    • A segregated two-way cycle track on the southern side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road
    • Improved cyclist access between Capital Interchange Way and Wellesley Road
    • Improved pedestrian and cycle crossings at Kew Bridge junction
    • A new pedestrian crossing across Kew Bridge Road at High Street Brentford
    • Creating an additional southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge
    • Changes to bus stops at Kew Bridge Station
    • Changes to bus lane operating hours reverting them back to the original hours of operation
    • Parking bays on South Circular relocated to accommodate the cycle track

    A map of the proposals for Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road to Wellesley Road can be found below.

    Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road proposals map (PDF 2.35MB)

    Appendix A - detailed information on these proposals (PDF 237KB) 

    The original proposals for this section can be found here

    Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue’s junction with Chiswick High Road 

    The main change we are proposing is to ban the right turn out of Duke Road onto Chiswick High Road for all traffic (except cyclists) in response to safety concerns. Traffic would be able to use Annandale Road to exit east onto Chiswick High Road instead. We previously proposed to reduce Annandale Road from two lanes to one at its junction with Chiswick High Road. We are now proposing to keep two lanes on exit at this junction to facilitate traffic that may be redirected from Duke Road.

    We are also proposing to maximise pavement space outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church, in response to local concerns. This will require the reduction of eastbound traffic lanes on Chiswick High Road from two to one. 

    We proposed four additional pay and display bays on the west side of Duke’s Avenue. Following feedback from the consultation and our discussions with Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church we are no longer proposing these bays and will instead retain the existing single yellow line as this will provide more opportunity for parking for Church services. Additionally, one proposed space on the eastern side of Duke Road opposite Bourne Place has been removed to ensure vehicles can exit this junction.

    In summary, our proposals for this section of the route include:

    • Duke’s Avenue converted to entry-only; Duke Road converted to exit-only with a banned right turn, addressing collisions involving vehicles turning at Duke Road
    • The eastbound approach to Duke’s Avenue would be reduced to one lane
    • Changes to parking and loading on Chiswick High Road, Duke’s Avenue and Duke Road
    • Maintaining pavement space outside the Catholic Church, extending pavement space elsewhere where possible and planting new trees

    The segregated two-way cycle track on the southern side of Chiswick High Road has been retained.

    A map of the proposals for Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue junction with Chiswick High Road can be found below.

    Duke Road and Duke's Avenue proposals map (PDF 968 KB)

    Appendix B - detailed information on these proposals (PDF 241KB) 

    The original proposals for this section can be found here

    How would the proposals affect journey times?

    We have carried out detailed traffic modelling on the proposals to understand how our proposals might affect journey times for general traffic, buses, cyclists and pedestrians.

    Despite the sophistication of our traffic models, all traffic modelling is only ever indicative; it is intended to give an idea of where the impacts of changes in journeys are most likely to be felt. It assumes that drivers have perfect knowledge of the network and will always choose the quickest route available

    We have undertaken traffic modelling on the proposed changes to the scheme, which has indicated the following:

    Kew Bridge section

    This section has undergone extensive design changes following feedback from the previous consultation, including concerns about the impact on journey times through the junction. The new design changes the ‘with flow’ cycle track into a bi-directional cycle track and provides additional capacity north and southbound on Kew Bridge. As a result, three approaches to the junction will have either an increase in green signal time or an increase in lane capacity, which leads to improved journey times on bus routes 237 and 391 in both directions and bus route 65 east bound compared to the previous designs. One approach to the junction will see a reduction in green signal time which as a consequence, has a minor negative impact on journey times for the 65 westbound bus route.

    Duke’s Avenue section

    The design changes at this location have been made to protect trees and retain footway space outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church. There is no longer a right turn lane, but there is space in front of the stop line for up to two right turning vehicles without blocking vehicles travelling east, including buses. As the predicted traffic volumes are low, this junction is expected to operate effectively and the design change is predicted to have minimal impact on overall bus and traffic journey times.

    Detailed results of our traffic modelling can be found below.

    Traffic modelling results AM (PDF 186KB)  

    Traffic modelling results PM (PDF 185KB)

    Equalities

    We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics.

    Our autumn 2017 consultation set out how we had due regard to the duty and can be found here

    We have updated our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for the proposed changes. The EQIA completed for this scheme shows positive impacts for black and ethnic minority groups, females, disabled cyclists, and cyclists under 25 and over 65 years of age. Positive impacts have also been identified for disabled pedestrians, as the scheme proposes a number of improvements to pedestrian facilities including enhanced crossing facilities, increased pavement widths and new pedestrian crossings.

    Some negative impacts have been identified where pavements are proposed to be cut back or shared use is proposed, however we have ensured that they are appropriate for number of pedestrians in the area and that they allow two wheelchair users to pass safely. Shared use areas would be provided only where there is sufficient space for pedestrian and cyclists. Some negative impacts have also been identified where we are proposing to install bus stop bypasses. We recently agreed therefore to include zebra crossings at all bus stop bypasses. The crossings would have tactile paving and would be raised to footway level to create a flush surface.

    Public drop-in events and have your say

    We will be holding public drop-in events at which staff involved in the project will be available to answer your questions:

    • Wednesday 6 February 2019 (17:00 to 21:00), Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Road, W4 5RY
    • Saturday 16 February 2019 (11:00 to 15:00), Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN

    You can let us know your views on these proposals by taking part in our online survey below.

    Have your say

    We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

    Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Tuesday 26 February 2019.

    Alternatively, you can:

    You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

    Have your say

    Online Survey

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  • Harlesden Primary School Travel Plan

    Henry Lancashire // 1 thread

    Brent Council write:

    As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Harlesden Primary School in Minet Avenue.

    Why are we proposing this change?
    As a part of the recent expansion programme for Harlesden Primary School the school entrance
    was relocated from Acton Lane to Minet Avenue. Brent Council has received many complaints
    from the school and parents in relation to their concerns about the safety of pupils trying to access
    the school due to congestion and obstructive parking. In addition there have been a number of
    accidents reported by the school involving school pupils and motor vehicles in the section of Minet
    Avenue between Acton Lane and the gated closure outside the school.
    Brent Council also receives regular complaints with regards to vehicles driving through the
    emergency services access gate that was installed to reduce traffic and improve safety in Minet
    Avenue by the school.

    What are the proposed improvements?
    The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals
    include:
    The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Minet Avenue between Acton Lane
    and the existing gated closure, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. Residents
    of this section of Minet Avenue will be issued with a permit (free of charge) and will be
    exempt from the proposed restrictions together with emergency services vehicles, blue
    badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles.
    Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs and a CCTV camera to help the
    enforcement of this area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.
    The introduction of school keep clear marking outside the two new accesses of the
    school
    Parking bays outside the school will be amended as shown on the plan to facilitate the
    proposals above

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  • Wykeham Primary School Proposed School Travel Plan

    Henry Lancashire // 1 thread

    Brent Council write:

    As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Wykeham Primary School in Annesley Close.

    Why are we proposing this change?
    In 2017 Brent Council introduced a number of road safety improvements in roads around the
    Wykeham Primary school. This was in response to concerns raised by the school, local ward
    councillors and residents submitting a petition to Brent Council. Although we have installed a
    number of improvements to stop the obstructive parking on footways and Carriageway, and to
    reduce congestion in Annesley Close. The situation had not improved and drivers continue to
    obstruct the Carriageway and the Footways during the school peak hours at am and pm.
    The proposals we have introduced include the installation of Pedestrian Guard rails, Street trees
    and the installation of the School Keep Clear marking.

    What are the proposed improvements?
    The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals include:
    The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Annesley Close from its junction with
    Aboyne Road and the turning circle, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. The
    Permit holders within the proposed zone (Annesley Close), Emergency Service Vehicles,
    blue badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles would be exempted from the
    proposed restrictions.
    Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs to help the enforcement of this
    area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.

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  • Roadworks: Howland Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    Howland Street is closed to motor traffic from Thursday 31st for several weeks. Cyclists will still be able to use it except for 2 days, probably 7th and 8th Feb, when it will be completely closed. On these days use the signed diversion via Grafton Way and Whitfield Street or walk through.

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