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by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Cycling infrastructure (bike lanes are a waste of money)

Several threads have been combined by moderators (not just me!). The same articles were quoted in multiple threads. The topics are partly in contrst, as one is about cycling specific infrastructure, and another is about cycle lanes being a waste of money, but, as they were quoted together, it seeme...
by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Re: Painted bike lanes "waste of money"...

Not really surprising that this topic has come up: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/17/painted-bike-lanes-waste-money-cycling-commissioners An interesting footnote to this is piece is that at the moment it is the very first article in the online home page - equivalent to being front pa...
by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 8:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 30
Views: 628

Cycling infrastructure good & bad

Some great looking cycling infrastructure in these pictures: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/bike-blog/gallery/2019/jun/17/build-it-and-they-will-bike-the-second-bicycle-architecture-biennale-in-pictures The devil is often in the detail with cycling infrastructure, so I hope they're as good to ri...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 63
Views: 2804

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

It's really annoying because we know how to paint roads that are too narrow... I'd argue that in both those cases the roads are not too narrow. In the first case there's a metre wide hatched area which would make the world of difference to the cycle lane, and the second road is a bypassed former A ...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 63
Views: 2804

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

It's really annoying because we know how to paint roads that are too narrow for cycle lane + carriage lane + carriage lane + cycle lane - you narrow the carriage lane and make cars straddle two lanes carefully: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.7418335,3.7880783,3a,75y,92.45h,85.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 63
Views: 2804

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

Here's one of my "favourite" examples of the second method, from Gloucester (the link is to streetview from a few years ago, cos they've now improved this lane by, err, removing it). https://goo.gl/maps/7faAGdGe7f3FAfzS8 Gloucester is up there with the best for rubbish cycle lanes. This i...
by cotswolds
3 May 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: using SD card with Garmin Etrex
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: using SD card with Garmin Etrex

Which etrex? On mine (quite old, venture cx, I think) you can put tracks on the sd card but it ignores them. You can only put useful tracks in via a USB wire from a PC or something else that will talk the garmin protocol. I think newer ones are different.
by cotswolds
1 May 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: drop foot
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: drop foot

The short answer is definitely see a physio. In many parts of the country you can self-refer to NHS physio, seeing a GP first adds little or no value. A physio will be able to examine you and suggest any exercises that might be helpful. Longer answer is I'm a bit confused by your description of symp...
by cotswolds
29 Mar 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Openfietsmap - map data updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

Re: Openfietsmap - map data updates

I'd be surprised if the updates were that infrequent. This page http://www.openfietsmap.nl/downloads/worldwide suggests updates to the lite version are monthly. There's an easy way to find out. Find something local to you that's missing/incorrect, register to edit then correct it, then see how long ...
by cotswolds
21 Jan 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Self-riding bicycles???
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Self-riding bicycles???

I thought this was an early April fool at first, but it appears to be true. Uber are working on self-driving (their word) bicycles. https://thenextweb.com/cars/2019/01/21/uber-is-now-working-on-self-driving-scooters-and-bicycles/ The benefits are clear when you think of a rental network - bikes can ...
by cotswolds
16 Jan 2019, 8:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2575

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

There was a case some years back which established contractor liability for an unsafe route for cyclists because of road works https://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/multi-million-pound-damages-for-roadworks-accident-cyclist-26607/ . You could try writing a letter along the lines of "your diver...
by cotswolds
18 Dec 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anaemia ?
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Anaemia ?

Thanks for the advice. I went to a GP (it's pot luck at my local surgery unless you want to wait even longer ) who sent me for a blood test. Had that on the 27th November. Not heard yet from the surgery - perhaps they are waiting for me to get in touch. I'm still riding but definitely slower - I ev...
by cotswolds
1 Nov 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Everday cycling hall of fame
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Everday cycling hall of fame

Piece in the Guardian by Carlton Reid on who should be in a hall of fame for everyday cycling. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2018/nov/01/who-belongs-in-the-everyday-cycling-hall-of-fame Top of the list for me would be Chris Boardman who I think has done most to contribute to a ba...
by cotswolds
31 Oct 2018, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3466

Re: Route creation software

You need the app "GPS transfer" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.michalbures.garmin.transfer&hl=en_GB which I think costs less than £2. (Because I have it installed, I can't see the price.) Don't think it requires the paid version of OSMAND. You create the track, save...
by cotswolds
30 Oct 2018, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3466

Re: Route creation software

To do this you would need? Osmand paid version compared to the free version? An OTG enabled smartphone, something that needs checking with my cheap Alcatel and a microB to miniB OTG cable.https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-0-5m-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B00DCZWIY6 and probably more smartphone familiarity and pa...