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by Richard Mann
18 Nov 2013, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A bad day in London
Replies: 87
Views: 9640

Re: A bad day in London

Inbound, Bow flyover is two lanes narrowed to one http://goo.gl/maps/lSzM8 - there's room for reasonable overtaking (which doesn't mean everyone does so). Outbound is probably harder - still two lanes, but doable http://goo.gl/maps/vAWZS Two new flyovers for bikes/pedestrians would be good, but putt...
by Richard Mann
17 Nov 2013, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A bad day in London
Replies: 87
Views: 9640

Re: A bad day in London

There's no cycle ban on the flyover. Dunno where you get that idea from.

The underpass used to be a motorway, and almost certainly is banned.

One of the criticisms of the new segregated track is that it makes it harder to use the flyover, and channels you to the roundabout.
by Richard Mann
17 Nov 2013, 12:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC condemns deaths...
Replies: 30
Views: 5401

Re: CTC condemns deaths...

Actually if you read The Dutch Bicycle Master Plan report by their Ministry of Transport which includes a review of the history of cycling in Europe it was the good public transport in the UK that did for the bicycle here. The Dutch, with poor post-war public transport and cars unaffordable carried...
by Richard Mann
16 Nov 2013, 9:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A bad day in London
Replies: 87
Views: 9640

Re: A bad day in London

Most cyclists go over the flyover. The best bet is probably going to be having lights at either end of the flyover, and a cycle lane/track over the flyover. Ideally, the lights will be triggered by approaching cyclists. I could imagine putting pedestrians up there too, and making it effectively the ...
by Richard Mann
7 Nov 2013, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is it anti-social to exceed the motor vehicle speed limit?
Replies: 95
Views: 7133

Re: Is it anti-social to exceed the motor vehicle speed limi

Is it anti-social: yes. One of the reasons for 20mph is noise, and that doesn't apply to bikes. But the main reason (in my view) is respect - trying to get people travelling through to give a little more respect to their surroundings. A bike exceeding the motor speed limit doesn't help. The word &qu...
by Richard Mann
6 Nov 2013, 2:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38872

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

AndyBSG wrote:Some eyewitness reports on the death below.

"...as both travelled east on Mile End Road at about 4.40pm yesterday."


Odd - at 4.40pm there's a bus lane in operation, so not clear why the cyclist would be in front of the lorry.
by Richard Mann
6 Nov 2013, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38872

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

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by Richard Mann
24 Oct 2013, 4:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38872

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

Count the number of pedestrians in all those photos of CS3...
by Richard Mann
23 Oct 2013, 8:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5733

Re: Can Cyclists' Defence Fund Recover Costs?

[XAP]Bob wrote:But the donations were for a specific defense...


Lets hope they were for a specific defence, otherwise this could get a bit expensive
by Richard Mann
17 Oct 2013, 4:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38872

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

Blue paint seems to work pretty well in Denmark. Except the Danish studies show that anything more than a single blue lane at a junction increases the risk to cyclists with a more than doubling of injuries (+138%) for four blue lanes. http://www.vehicularcyclist.com/copenhagen1.pdf The full version...
by Richard Mann
16 Oct 2013, 10:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Winchester Contraflow
Replies: 13
Views: 5841

Re: Winchester Contraflow

It's not legal to park within 10m of a junction. So there should be double-yellows really.

Even better would be a tighter corner and a raised pedestrian crossing.
by Richard Mann
1 Oct 2013, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21695

Re: The £42m Sideshow

Actually, I think that biggest difference is convenience. That's a combination of continuity, short cuts for cyclists, good cycle parking, readily available loaner & hire bikes, pedestrianised areas that allow bicycles and not motor vehicles... Most of that is a matter of degree, whereas contin...
by Richard Mann
1 Oct 2013, 9:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21695

Re: The £42m Sideshow

MartinC wrote:The biggest difference between Dutch cycling infrastucture and anything we could ever do here is the difference in attitude of the drivers on the roads it's on.


Nope. The biggest difference is its continuity.
by Richard Mann
30 Sep 2013, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21695

Re: The £42m Sideshow

And that's this: http://lcc.org.uk/pages/space-for-cycling That includes the beautifully vague: "•dedicated space for cycling on main roads, including segregated tracks and cyclist-specific traffic lights" Which main roads should have these tracks and lights? All? Some? Which? In my city,...
by Richard Mann
30 Sep 2013, 11:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Multiple cycle path crashes and Surrey Council
Replies: 18
Views: 9378

Re: Multiple cycle path crashes and Surrey Council

This appears to be the place, and I can see what the problem is. Cyclists are asked to filter from the carriageway onto the cycle path, crossing a line of kerb stones at a very acute angle. If those kerb stones are in the slightest bit raised above the tarmac .... well go figure. The engineers hate...