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by mjr
25 Jun 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

I can't feel too much joy in the courts objecting to that behaviour by a cyclist when we don't see motorists getting punished for it as harshly.
by mjr
25 Jun 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

The smartphone geeks need to invent 'road-side kerb sensors' that can automatically override all mobile phones on the road with a sudden message alert: WARNING! YOU HAVE STEPPED ONTO A ROAD! TO AVOID INJURY STOP USING THIS PHONE IMMEDIATELY! I wonder if i can apply for a patent for the idea...? Zom...
by mjr
25 Jun 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Really? Even if he'd still decided not to fuel the compensation culture by entering a counterclaim? That wouldn't happen if he just answered their questions and let them get on with their job. Of course if wants to stick his nose in and tell them how to DO their job, he could end up in all sorts of...
by mjr
25 Jun 2019, 12:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

I've just trawled through the comments and I'm still not clear how much the cyclist would have ended up having to pay if he'd been a CyclingUK member. If he'd been a member, would this incident have cost him anything other than a few phone calls and travel costs to court? Good question, if only for...
by mjr
24 Jun 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 223
Views: 8618

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

MSo the more modern the train is, the less likelihood there will be acceptable space for cycles. Nothing new there of course. It's not as simple as that: some modern trains, such as the Thameslink Desiros or Anglia's new Flirts have quite acceptable Dutch-style bike spaces. Not as many as we'd like...
by mjr
24 Jun 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 105773

Re: Cycle Travel question!

When deciding which side of the road to cycle on (when the contraflow side has a two-way cycleway), does cycle.travel take into account the number of road crossings? The number of toucan lights? The traffic volume of the road being crossed? I ask because I feel the default routing choice in https:/...
by mjr
24 Jun 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 105773

Re: Cycle Travel question!

When deciding which side of the road to cycle on (when the contraflow side has a two-way cycleway), does cycle.travel take into account the number of road crossings? The number of toucan lights? The traffic volume of the road being crossed? I ask because I feel the default routing choice in https://...
by mjr
24 Jun 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

If they can tunnel under the whole of Cranebridge to spend billions building a metro then they can sure tunnel under the A14 to provide an alternative Greenway routes. They don't even need to do that in this case. The Mere Way underpass is something like 200m away from the closed one. They just nee...
by mjr
23 Jun 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NO quote for service is that a joke
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: NO quote for service is that a joke

I don't quote over the phone. To me that's a bit like a scenario where someone walks in to a garage and says his car has broken down 1/2 a mile away and asks how much it will cost to fix. Not once in 8 years have I had a bike in that only needed what the owner thought it needed. I insist on seeing ...
by mjr
23 Jun 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

I have ridden the Kings Hedges diversion. And I rode the alternative Milton diversion again yesterday for comparison. If you can do either diversion within 5 minutes of the simple busway route, you must get lucky with the lights and sprint back up to speed fast. (Anc the Milton one is impossible to ...
by mjr
21 Jun 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: php warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 136

php warnings

It's all gone a bit odd with stuff like "[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable" everywhere.
by mjr
21 Jun 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 824
Views: 52025

Re: TV licensing...

TVL is for the address, not the person. The person's name is only needed so they can send the bill to someone. TVL is for the household, not the address or the person. If there are a dozen distinct households living at one address (postgrad student house let per room?), each has to have a TVL. And ...
by mjr
21 Jun 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

I think "the type of attitude and approach that gets cycling and cyclists a bad name" is the one which just meekly accepts whatever punishment the motorists are willing to mete out, dismissing a tripling of the time and doubling of the distance between Histon and the regional college as &q...
by mjr
21 Jun 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1523

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

[...] she was cut off at the pass by a man who was a Government Minister, who laid hands on her and frog marched her out, she plays the "Delicate Female" card! [...] Errr, is this the same incident I've seen on TV where he grabbed her by the neck? Even if that was an instinctive reaction,...
by mjr
20 Jun 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1443

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Not completely superfluous but you might need a high SPF less: see Myth 5 on https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.or ... -debunked/