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by jgurney
13 Jan 2020, 1:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 355
Views: 22495

Re: Trains...why?

...travelled on a sleeper from Paris to Munich...... 6 to a box, no curtains, outward 4 men 2 women, return 5 women 1 man! You were in the couchette coach then, not the sleeper. Couchette is practically a rolling camping barn. British trains don't have them. Sleeper is a cozy but comfortable 1 or 2...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

I am suggesting that road users should behave in a human, civilised way. unlike the way drivers do now, and that roads should be like shared use facilities, where users make good allowance for each others' different behaviour: you are suggesting that shared facility users should behave like road us...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

The charity I used to work for made miles of shared Community Routes with the ethos that they are for everyone, so long as they don't bring a motor vehicle. Only semi-seriously, were they accessible to horse-drawn vehicles? This includes families with small children, the kids maybe with scooters or...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

I intended to argue that human beings used to manage these things in a civilised way, with nobody unduly privileged. Of course they would clear the road for a cart. Quite, they accepted that this was a road, part of the transport system, and the cart belonged there as well. I don't think that anyth...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

The fact is that the same rules of the road apply to all public highways, regardless of the presence or absence of motor vehicles. The misguided belief that the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians and cyclists in relation to each other is somehow altered by the presence or absence of motor v...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

If you look at photographs of our streets from the days before they were taken over by motors you will see that they were used freely by all, people walking, doing business, children playing, cycling etc.etc. Everybody rubbed along together in a convivial way in a public space. They did indeed. For...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

Personally I find that human attitudes are, more than anything else, the cause of all trouble. Precisely. In this case, the "attitude" that cyclists are somehow inferior to motorists, leading the same people who treat other users with consideration on shared-use roads to treat cyclists wi...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 11:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

that shared use paths are seen as .... places where you can relax and not worry about rules. Clearly some people think so. However they are wrong, and are expressing a fundamentally anti-cycling ideology in acting on their beliefs. The fact is that the same rules of the road apply to all public hig...
by jgurney
12 Jan 2020, 12:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1959

Re: Dogs

John Holiday wrote: ,the key is "shared use". .


Almost every road in the country is for shared use. Pedestrians with dogs seem to manage to keep them in order on those shared with motor vehicles.

These routes are for everyone & certainly not for ....

Err......
by jgurney
6 Jan 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 640
Views: 15537

Re: Why wear black?

I slid into a black bullock while descending on a dark lane on my bike. I had good lights and wasn't going fast, but the bullock looked like a shadow, not a 3D object, until I saw the light in its eyes. So yes, it is easy to misread what you see in the dark if you are looking at something dark agai...
by jgurney
6 Jan 2020, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?
Replies: 33
Views: 1182

Re: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?

pete75 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:The service in York Minster allies cycling to conventional religion


Which service?


Presumably the one which used to take place on the Sunday of York Rally each year.
(I do miss the Grand Parade back to the Racecourse after the service).
by jgurney
6 Jan 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?
Replies: 33
Views: 1182

Re: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?

I think that it would be remiss of Cycling UK/ ctc not to look at the implications of the judgement, ..... also to have any verbal and physical abuse against cyclists registered as hate crimes ... Sadly it will not have that effect, either for cyclists or vegans. The judgement is under the Equality...
by jgurney
6 Jan 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?
Replies: 33
Views: 1182

Re: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?

Mike Sales wrote:
pete75 wrote:
And there was me thinking it's just an enjoyable hobby.


Heresy.


Presumably it is to Utility Cyclist, despite his moniker.
by jgurney
6 Jan 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?
Replies: 33
Views: 1182

Re: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?

... for some of us it's far, far more than a mere "transport choice", it's a way to protest, it's a way to make things right/better, to improve one's mental well being which has a knock on effect to the physical, to cope better with the days stresses and strains both at work and domestica...
by jgurney
5 Jan 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: US laws
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: US laws

Accidents happen. That we cannot prevent all of them does not mean we should make no effort to prevent many of them. blame one party then it ceases to become an accident Not at all - many accidents happen because someone was at fault. That does not mean it was not an accident, just that it was an a...