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  • Thames bridges counter-terrorism barriers

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Since the horrific attacks that took place on Westminster Bridge, and most recently London Bridge, the Metropolitan Police have installed temporary barriers on many central London bridges.

    LCC is fully supportive of the need to take urgent steps to provide extra protection for Londoners and visitors to our city. But we also believe it's right that we look at these measures, that have had to go in very rapidly, to see both what lessons need to be learned for future Highways schemes in the capital, and to see what, if any, tweaks can be undertaken to ensure these barriers can provide the extra security needed as well as allow people, especially London's large number of cycling commuters, to continue to cycle safely with minimal disruption - ideally even with enhanced safety and/or provision.

    Now we want your ideas of any tweaks, modifications or other measures that can be brought forward on the bridges affected so far, and given the measures in so far, to provide vital measures to protect against terrorist attacks, but also to enhance safety and provision for those walking and cycling, and to mitigate the negative effects of the measures so far.

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  • Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    From TfL:

    Overview
    We are working with the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham and the London Legacy Development Corporation to enhance the transport links and public realm at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane. The proposals would make it easier for people to cross both the A12 and Stratford High Street by providing new or upgraded pedestrian and cycle facilities, improving access for vehicles, enabling new bus routings, encouraging more walking and cycling, and connecting local communities and new developments in the surrounding area.

    What are we proposing?
    We would like your views on our initial ideas to change the road layout at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane.

    Bromley-by-Bow
    Two signalised junctions on the A12, to the north of Bromley-by-Bow station, would provide access to proposed residential and commercial development to the east of the A12
    Vehicles travelling northbound on the A12 would be able to turn right to access these new developments directly, without having to make a u-turn at Bow roundabout
    A bus-only link across the A12 would connect Bromley-by-Bow and new developments to the east
    Signalised crossings, replacing the existing subway at Three Mill Lane, and improvements to the subway at Bromley-by-Bow station would make crossing the A12 easier and more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists
    The proposals would also give west Bromley-by-Bow better links to the open space around the River Lea, the Lea River Park & Leaway, and the Three Mills historic buildings and park
    A segregated cycle track on the east side of the A12 would help improve access to the local cycle network, including the Lea Valley Towpath and Cycle Superhighway 2

    Marshgate Lane
    A new link road, connecting Marshgate Lane with Sugarhouse Lane and creating a four-arm junction with A118 Stratford High Street, would allow buses, cyclists and pedestrians to cross the Bow Back River via a new bridge, improving access to Pudding Mill Lane station and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Enabling future bus changes
    In addition to making the area more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, the proposals for Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane would enable the creation of a new bus link. This would run from the west of the A12 at Bromley-by-Bow, through new developments either side of the River Lea, and north to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Any potential changes to bus routes in the area would be subject to a future and separate consultation.

    Traffic impacts
    Should we decide to take the proposals forward to the next stage of design, we would undertake traffic modelling to understand any potential effects of the changes, and summarises the results as part of a further stage of consultation on detailed proposals.

    Why are we proposing this?
    Bow and the wider area are changing. Local regeneration, growth in housing and the legacy development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are all expected to contribute to changing demands on the transport network. Our key aims for the area are:

    Making the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach easier to cross. People prefer being able to cross streets at their convenience. Fast-moving or heavy traffic can make this difficult
    Supporting growth and local businesses by providing better access to new developments, encouraging more walking and cycling, and connecting communities
    Creating a more liveable place. People are more likely to use our streets when their journey is interesting and stimulating, with attractive views, buildings, planting, and where other people are using the street

    Bow Interchange
    In spring 2015 we consulted on improvements to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Bow Interchange safely and provide a new area of public space. Seven new signalised crossings, including two pedestrian/cycle crossings, were opened in June 2016, improving connectivity between Bow and Stratford. You can find more information on the 2015 consultation at: tfl.gov.uk/roads/bow-vision

    We have looked at further options to redesign Bow Interchange and remove both the roundabout and flyover, giving pedestrians and cyclists more direct access to facilities. However, we have now deferred development of this scheme until we can identify the significant funding required to take the plans forward.

    Public exhibitions
    We will be holding the following public exhibitions, where you can view the proposals, speak to members of the project team and submit your response to the consultation:

    Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 3HJ

    TBC
    Saturday 8 April, 1200-1600
    Thursday 20 April, 1600-2000

    The Vision for Bow and the Healthy Streets Approach
    The pedestrian improvements at Bow Interchange were delivered as part of the Vision for Bow: a place which all road users, passing through, find accessible, safe and connected. You can find more information on the Vision for Bow at tfl.gov.uk/roads/bow-vision

    Announced in February 2017, the Healthy Streets Approach incorporates the objectives and principles of the Vision for Bow. We will therefore deliver the proposals at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane as part of this approach, which sets out a long-term plan for improving Londoners’ and visitors’ experiences of our streets, helping everyone to be more active and enjoy the health benefits of being on our streets. You can find more information on the Healthy Streets Approach at tfl.gov.uk/healthy-streets

    Other developments in the Bow area
    The overview map above includes proposals for road layout changes in the Bow area that would be delivered by organisations other than Transport for London. We have included these to show how our proposals fit in to the wider regeneration of the Bow area. These changes are included in the Bromley-by-Bow and Pudding Mill Supplementary Planning Documents, which were consulted on by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in winter 2016. Details of these consultations can be found below.

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  • Lambeth Bridge 'North'

    Created by Colin Wing // 1 thread

    This uncontrolled roundabout is situated at the current end of Cycle Superhighway 8. TfL consulted the public on changes to it in 2012. The proposals involved cyclists and pedestrians sharing space around the edge. For that reason the scheme attracted adverse criticism from both cyclists and pedestrians. A cyclist was killed here in 2015.

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  • A406 North Circular: Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and Golders Green Road/Brent Street junction

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Overview
    We are proposing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along the A406 North Circular from Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. The proposals include converting some sections of footway to shared use for pedestrian and cyclists, and a new staggered shared pedestrian/cycle ‘toucan’ crossing on the westbound carriageway, adjacent to the Woodlands retaining wall.
    The proposals for the crossing are in response to safety concerns that pedestrians are crossing the A406 independently and using the central reservation as a waiting area, rather than using the pedestrian footbridge located at the junction. The existing pedestrian footbridge will remain as a secondary crossing point for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists to use.

    We propose the following:
    - A new ‘toucan’ crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on the A406 North Circular westbound carriageway, adjacent to A406 Woodlands retaining wall. This would involve widening the central reservation by 4 metres to accommodate the crossing, central waiting area and guard railing, which in turn would require minor widening of the carriageway into the footway on the north west corner of the junction
    - New shared use footway for pedestrian and cyclists at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. This would involve resurfacing the footways on three of the four corners of the junction to ensure surface consistency; we would also resurface the footway north of the junction to link to our current footway works at the Woodlands retaining wall. Signage and tactile paving would be used
    - Improve the shared use footway facilities from south of Bridge Lane to link to existing shared use facilities north of Courtleigh Gardens. This would involve resurfacing the footway to ensure surface consistency and adding new signage
    - Build a retaining wall to enable widening of the footway into the grass verge embankment just south of Bridge Lane
    - Widen the existing unsignalised crossing located across Golders Green Road to 3.2 metres to enhance facilities for the north/south movement
    - Introduce Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists on the Brent Street and Golders Green Road approaches

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  • Parliament Square

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Mayor Sadiq Khan's proposal "to rid part of the square of traffic and create a public space worthy of a Unesco Heritage Site.”

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  • Oxford Street

    Created by Dominic Fee // 3 threads

    Mayor Sadiq Khan's proposal "that would see all motor vehicles removed from Oxford Street and the space given over to pedestrians and cyclists".

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  • Highbury Corner - improvements for pedestrians & cyclists

    Created by Angela Hobsbaum // 1 thread

    TfL/Islington are proposing improvements to Highbury Corner. This is a major scheme - removing one-way traffic system on the roundabout and introducing fully-segregated cycle tracks and dedicated crossings for cyclists.

    Here's the TfL page https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout and the council landing page is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout

    TfL/Islington drop-in sessions at:
    Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

    Wednesday, 24 February 15:00 - 19:00
    Saturday, 27 February 09:30 - 13:30
    Monday, 29 February 10:00 - 14:00

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  • A205 Stanstead Road junction with Brockley Rise/Cranston Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview
    We are proposing to make changes on A205 Stanstead Road at two locations. One proposal includes improving the pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Brockley Rise and A205 Stanstead Road. The second proposal includes removing a loading bay from A205 Stanstead Road to Ravensbourne Road.

    What are we proposing?

    Brockley Rise
    We propose to install a new signal-controlled ‘staggered’ crossing on Brockley Rise. To achieve this, we propose to create a safer pedestrian waiting area by widening the central reservation, while maintaining the two lane approaches to the junction heading south along Brockley Rise. We propose to improve the footway layout by providing a suitable gradient at the crossing for all users, particularly pushchairs and wheelchairs users.
    We also propose to modify the loading and parking bays to allow for traffic to turn into Brockely Rise. The bay would be slightly shortened by 2.5m and moved north by 2.5m.

    Cranston Road
    Similar to Brockley Rise, we propose to install a new signal-controlled ‘staggered’ pedestrian crossing on Cranston Road. We would create a safer pedestrian waiting area by enlarging the central island. We would also improve the footway by providing a suitable gradient at the crossing for all users, particularly pushchairs and wheelchairs users.

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  • Junction of A100 Tower Bridge Road and Tanner Street

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview
    In partnership with the London Borough of Southwark, we have developed proposals to improve the provision for cyclists and other road users around Tower Bridge Road/Tanner Street junction, and we would like to hear your views.

    What are we proposing?
    The proposals are part of the Central London Grid – a network of cycle routes in Zone 1. The route passes along Tanner Street, Southwark Council consulted on proposals on the rest of the route in autumn 2015, including proposals for the one-way operation of Tanner Street. Our proposals aim to improve safety and create more space for cyclists, and have been coordinated with Southwark Council’s designs.
    Our proposals also include changes to traffic and bus lanes, as well as new traffic restrictions and improved pedestrian crossings.

    The enclosed consultation drawing shows the proposals for this junction. The numbered descriptions below correspond with the numbered labels on the drawing.
    1 Carriageway to be widened by 0.5 metres to improve traffic flow. There will still be sufficient width maintained on the footway.
    2 Centre lines to be altered to provide two northbound general traffic lanes further back from the junction with Druid Street
    3 New one-way westbound on Tanner Street between Tower Bridge Road and Archie Street to create space for a segregated two-way cycle track
    4 New one-way eastbound on Tanner Street between Tower Bridge Road and Pope Street to allow for contraflow cycle provision
    5 Segregated bi- directional cycle track to allow cyclists to approach and exit the junction with substantially reduced risk of conflict with motor vehicles
    6 New segregated contraflow cycle track to parallel crossing to allow for safer approach for cyclists, and to decrease potential conflict between modes of traffic. This would require the relocation of a loading bay (see 9 and 10)
    7 New parallel cycle/pedestrian crossing to connect the cycle route on Tanner Street and allow cyclists to conveniently cross Tower Bridge Road separately from pedestrians
    8 Cycle stands to be relocated to allow for widened traffic lanes on the approach to the junction, and to prevent conflict between traffic modes
    9 Loading bay relocated from Tanner Street to Tower Bridge Road to create space for the contraflow cycle track (see 6). The same operating hours will apply
    10 New position of relocated loading bay from Tanner Street (see 9)
    11 Loading bay relocated 12m south to provide enough space for traffic to merge. Operating hours will remain the same.
    12 New bus lane (Hours of operation: Mon –Sat, 7am-10am, 4pm-7pm) to make journeys faster and more reliable for bus passengers. We would create space by moving the centre line on this section of Tower Bridge Road.

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  • A12 Eastern Avenue at B177 Barley Lane and Hainault Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview

    Why are we proposing this?
    The A12 Eastern Avenue is a major strategic road on the Transport for London Road Network linking the A406 North Circular Road to the M25 and the east coast via Essex.
    Barley Lane is a large junction on the A12 in the local area of Little Heath, close to Redbridge College and King George Hospital in the London Borough of Redbridge.
    Currently, the only formal pedestrian crossing point at the junction is a footbridge over the A12 Eastern Avenue, to the west. This crossing is not step-free.
    There is a long-standing issue with traffic congestion at the junction, frequently highlighted by local residents and also staff and visitors to the nearby King George Hospital.
    We are proposing new signalised pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities and road layout improvements at the A12 Eastern Avenue junction with B177 Barley Lane and Hainault Road.
    Our proposals intend to help traffic flow more smoothly, reduce delays experienced by right turning traffic at the junction, and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road.

    What we are proposing?

    Key features

    Improved traffic flow
    We want to reduce congestion and delays to traffic using the junction, in particular on the A12 Eastern Avenue eastbound and B177 Barley Lane northbound. We propose:
    - Changes to the road layout to lengthen the right-turn lane on the A12 eastbound approach. This would improve traffic flow, offering additional road space and increased capacity for vehicles. We would create space by cutting into the central reservation. This would require the removal of one tree, which would also improve the line of sight for traffic as it approaches the junction
    - New traffic signals (see pedestrian crossing improvements below) with optimised signal timings so that the whole junction can operate more efficiently
    - An additional green light stage in the traffic light sequence for vehicles turning right from Barley Lane, heading northbound
    - New white line-markings to provide clearer direction to vehicles.

    Pedestrian crossing improvements
    We want to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road at the junction in a safer and more direct way. We propose:
    - New signalised pedestrian crossings on each section of the junction, replacing all existing unsignalised crossing points. This would require the removal of pedestrian guardrail on the north western arm of the junction
    - The introduction of new shared pedestrian/cycle ‘Toucan’ crossings on the southern arm of the junction. The new crossings would link with the existing shared-use path
    - More pavement space on pedestrian islands
    - Footway resurfacing to improve the current poor pavement. Tactile paving would be installed at all crossing points

    Further information
    If this proposal goes ahead we would reduce the speed limit on the A12 Eastern Avenue through the junction from 50mph to 40mph for safety reasons. The reduced 40mph speed limit would span approximately 200 metres east and west of the centre of the junction, creating a safer environment for pedestrians and traffic.
    We also plan to have a general tidy up at the junction. This could include the replacement of some vehicle barriers and pedestrian guard-railing, relocation of street lighting and signage, and new planting on the central reserve.
    The existing pedestrian footbridge to the west of the junction would remain unchanged under this proposal.
    These proposals are part of our Road Modernisation Plan, which consists of hundreds of projects to make London's road network safer and more reliable.
    Subject to the outcome of this consultation, we hope to start works during summer 2017.

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  • Central London Grid / Quietway - Earls Court Square area

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    These junctions are part of the Central London Grid - a set of connected routes for cyclists across central London comprising a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighway routes.
    As part of the Central London Grid, a route is proposed to run between Brompton Cemetery and Exhibition Road, along Bramham Gardens, Earls Court Square and Kempsford Gardens. We are therefore proposing changes to the junctions to make it safer and easier for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to cross.

    What are we proposing?

    Junction 1 - Earls Court Road / Bramham Gardens / Earls Court Square
    The proposed changes include:
    - Removal of existing island on Bramham Gardens and extension of footway to reduce pedestrian crossing distance
    - Widening of the pedestrian crossings on Bramham Gardens and Earls Court Square
    - Removal of existing island on Earls Court Square and provision of new smaller island with dedicated cycle stop line

    Junction 2 - Warwick Road / Earls Court Square / Kempsford Gardens

    Warwick Road
    - New signalised junction to allow cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to safely cross Warwick Road. The traffic signals will be co-ordinated with other signalised junctions in the area and the changes are not expected to have a significant impact on journeys times for road users through the area, although vehicles exiting Earls Court Square will have to wait for a green signal as opposed to waiting for a gap in traffic as at present
    - New signalised pedestrian crossing across Warwick Road on the southern arm of the junction. This new crossing will ensure that pedestrians can continue to cross Warwick Road safely and without significant delay
    - Existing signalised pedestrian crossing removed (replaced by crossing on the southern arm of the junction). The existing double red lines will be painted across the removed zig-zag markings at the crossing
    - Existing parking bay relocated 40m to the south-east on Warwick Road due to the new signalised junction. The existing restrictions would apply to the relocated parking bay.

    Earls Court Square
    - Vehicles permitted to travel straight over Warwick Road, westbound from Earls Court Square to Kempsford Gardens. This movement is currently banned
    - Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Earls Court Square
    - Additional cycle stands provided to replace those removed from Kempsford Gardens
    - Footway re-aligned to maintain existing parking for motorcycles, car share and local residents

    Kempsford Gardens
    - Existing contra-flow cycle lane widened for cyclists travelling eastbound on Kempsford Gardens
    - Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Kempsford Gardens
    - Existing speed hump to remain to help control speed of vehicles travelling westbound on Kempsford Gardens

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  • North-South Cycle Superhighway (extension to Kings Cross)

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 3 threads

    The North-South Cycle Superhighway is already under construction between Stonecutter Street and Elephant & Castle.

    TfL, together with Camden and Islington Councils, is now consulting on proposals to extend it north up to King’s Cross.

    The proposal is that it should continue north on Farringdon Road to Greville Street where northbound cyclists would turn onto a quiet back-street route to King’s Cross.

    Southbound cyclists from King’s Cross would turn off the back-street route onto Farringdon Road at Ray Street via a new signalised junction and continue south on a stepped cycle track.
    Detailed proposals

    Section 1 - Farringdon Street (between Stonecutter Street and Holborn Viaduct)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/afgdegdg8t9

    Section 2 - Farringdon Street (between Holborn Viaduct and Charterhouse Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/afgdasrcgrm2908

    Section 3 - Farringdon Road and Saffron Hill (between Charterhouse Street and St. Cross Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/rcgrthth5w6

    Section 4 - Farringdon Road and Saffron Hill (between St. Cross Street and Ray Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cg25ty5cy

    Section 5 - Farringdon Road, Ray Street, Herbal Hill and Warner Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cg5eh4h

    Section 6 - Warner Street and Phoenix Place
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cv45h646

    Section 7 - Pakenham Street, Calthorpe Street and Cubitt Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/c5hv365j753j

    Section 8 - Ampton Street, Sidmouth Street and Tavistock Place
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/vch34yv3u

    Section 9 - Tavistock Place and Judd Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/qgc245y

    See also this related scheme for the treatment of the Euston Road junction and continuation northwards: http://camdencyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/2057-midland-road-and-euston-road-judd-street-junction-north-south-cs-link

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  • Midland Road and Euston Road / Judd Street Junction (North – South CS link)

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    This joint TfL/Camden consultation takes the North – South Cycle Superhighway across Euston Road and continuing with a section of central London grid on Midland Road to join the existing southern extension of the Royal College Street route.

    It includes:
    - Cycle-only green signal to allow cyclists to cross Euston Road separately from motor traffic
    - Two-stage right turn areas to allow cyclists to access Judd Street and Midland Road without crossing lanes of moving traffic

    and two options for Judd Street:
    Option 1 – Full closure of Judd Street at Euston Road / Midland Road junction to allow a dedicated cycle crossing across Euston Road
    Option 2 – Judd Street entry only for motorists from Midland Road, with segregated northbound contraflow cycle track

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  • King Cross Gyratory Redesign

    Created by User 609 (deleted) // 1 thread

    Issue now superseded by this issue discussing TfL's consultation: http://www.cyclescape.org/issues/2040-changes-to-the-king-s-cross-gyratory

    TfL, Camden Council, and Islington Council are currently developing plans to redesign the Kings Cross Gyratory and address some of the failures of the current gyratory layout.

    The current environment is very poor, and a real barrier to cycling. Fast, and congested one way traffic with 10-20,000 PCUs per day, and no cycle provision currently. Accessing the station from the east is almost impossible.

    The area has seen a number of cycle collisions including at least one fatality.

    To pre-empt the consultation due late 2015, we wanted to discuss what would be the best outcome for people on bikes.

    More information will be added when we know more, but for now, ideas please.

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  • Changes to the King's Cross gyratory

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    TfL are consulting on a major scheme aimed at improving the roads in the Kings Cross area. The consultation proposes the conversion of several key roads from one-way to two-way working (York Way, Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and Caledonian Road). New cycle facilities proposed include cycle contraflow lanes on Wharfedale Road, King's Cross Road, Penton Rise and Acton Street. New signalised crossings for cycles are suggested at Lorenzo Street and Pentonville Road and Penton Rise and Pentonville Road.

    There is no discussion of the engineering details. Those are promised for early 2017 following the results of this consultation.

    An important issue for cycle campaigners will be the feasibility of achieving protected space on the main alignments through the area.

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  • Cycle Superhighway 11 in Westminster and Camden

    Created by Colin Wing // 7 threads

    This is part of a proposed cycle superhighway from the Finchley Road into Central London.
    It will become more attractive after the modification of the Swiss Cottage gyratory system in Camden.
    See the discussion threads for details on the sections in Westminster, Camden and Swiss Cottage

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