[Talk-GB] Amazon Logistics edits

ael witwall3 at disroot.org
Mon Jul 29 11:25:49 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:39:11AM +0100, Dave F wrote:
> Construction areas aren't inaccessible. They have constant traffic of
> deliveries.

This construction area is inaccesible for anything but large specialist
vehicles with all-terrain tyres. The construction workers are all
instructed to ask visitors to leave. There are locked gates, only
unlocked for construction vehicles to get through. It is a Health and
Safety issue, I suspect, and probably required by their insurance
company.  No doubt there are deliveries to the peripheral areas, but
that is nearly always by specialist building supplies companies with
suitable vehicles. I spoke informally in context, so it seems a bit
picky to question this. The particular roads that they marked
(residential, as I recall) were at that time bare ground tracks, fenced
off and were being used for access to other parts by the construction
vehicles.  Those details could not be seen on the satelite imagery which
happened to have very recent updates in this area.  Later they will
presumably be surfaced and become proper roads: the developers gave me a
copy of their plans.  As I recall, they are now tagged corrected as
construction roads.  As far as I am concerned, I don't think an access
tag on construction roads makes sense in any normal situation.
Construction implies that the access will vary over time.

> Please provide a link.

The link is my personal knowledge and my regular visits on bicycle with
gps. I occasionally do enter such areas to get a gps trace in advance of
the completion of the roads, but only with great care and caution, and 
always leave if and when asked to do so. Sometimes site-managers give me
permission to collect a trace when I explain what I am doing.

Are you telling me that Amazon have driven a large non-construction
vehicle on these unfinished roads with locked gates and construction 
workers around in working hours?


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