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by voujan
17 Nov 2009, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It turns me off.
Replies: 222
Views: 8406

Re: It turns me off.

Sorry I really don't get this. You don't want the CTC to 'sell' cycling on it's green merits? This seems to be a common theme from a lot of people on this thread and tbh I've never heard so much nonsense. Do we want the CTC to sell cycling to the general public? (I'll assume a Yes here.) If they're...
by voujan
17 Nov 2009, 7:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It turns me off.
Replies: 222
Views: 8406

Re: It turns me off.

I am not at all convinced that climate change is affected by motor cars or human behaviour You're not alone there voujan. Why be swayed by the overwhelming body of evidence based science when unfounded opinion and wishful thinking give a good excuse to ignore the implications, especially when the i...
by voujan
17 Nov 2009, 5:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It turns me off.
Replies: 222
Views: 8406

Re: It turns me off.

I agree with Ru88el. Well said. For the record, I gave up motorised transport in favour of cycling 15 years ago. I thought if I needed a car I would just hire one but it hasn't happened yet. I am not at all convinced that climate change is affected by motor cars or human behaviour and I am dissapoin...
by voujan
11 Nov 2009, 8:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

thirdcrank wrote:voujan

The french one is tyre to tyre. The difference there could easily be a couple of feet.


If this causes confusion then we certainly can't accept 3ft as a law. That could be interpreted as 1 ft.
by voujan
11 Nov 2009, 7:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

thirdcrank wrote:
I'm interested to see the pics of the French road signs. .


Behold..
by voujan
11 Nov 2009, 7:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

The same old quandry. Whether to go for what is right or what is acheivable. Philosophically: Always go for what’s right. You only get depressed if you achieve what you didn't really want to achieve. Practically: I wouldn't assume that just because 3ft is less that it is more achievable. Yes, it ma...
by voujan
11 Nov 2009, 12:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

If Tom Amos is so keen for a 5ft(1.5m) clearance why is he campaigning for 3ft(0.9m)? Didn't do the research before starting the campaign I suppose, and now he's lost the cycle path. His intentions were good but why dosen't he apply the brakes instead of peddling backwards. Having said that his cam...
by voujan
10 Nov 2009, 7:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

US 3ft passing guru backs 1.5m rule for UK and challenges CTC to do likewise. Hey reohn2, your petition is getting some publicity! http://road.cc/content/news/10940-us-3ft-guru-backs-five-foot-passing-rule-uk?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailmarketingsoftware&utm_content=672277885&utm_ca...
by voujan
2 Nov 2009, 8:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

This is the email I'm sending out. Feel free to copy and paste: The Highway Code says that motorists overtaking a cyclist "should" leave the same distance as they would when overtaking a car. This is generally reckoned to be about 5 feet or 1.5 meters. The Highway Code is not law but only ...
by voujan
2 Nov 2009, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass
Replies: 112
Views: 10887

Re: E-Petition: 3 Feet 2 Pass

Well done reohn2 for setting up the 5ft petition. Now it needs to get some publicity. I have been discussing this on another cycle forum and have put a link to your petition. Also I have emailed a few people at work and since I sent it out 3 hours ago, three have signed. There will be a lot more in ...
by voujan
25 May 2009, 7:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Etape Caledonia vandalised
Replies: 106
Views: 10430

Re: Etape Caledonia vandalised

Kieth, You say you know the accused and believe he is innocent. Why? I believe in innocent until proven guilty and I do not think anyone should be making personal attacks on anyone without conclusive proof, but the facts are that he has been charged with this crime and there must be strong evidence ...