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by Vod
31 Mar 2013, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsistent sentencing
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: Inconsistent sentencing

It is taken seriously. On at least one occasion, CCTV footage has been used to track down and prosecute a cyclist who dodged round crossing barriers. My source is the offending cyclist. The police arrived at his front door a few days after the event.
by Vod
15 Mar 2013, 11:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Build it and they won't come
Replies: 78
Views: 3658

Re: Build it and they won't come

The Stevenage cycle lanes were infested with local motorbike riders for years, especially at night, not sure what it is like nowadays. The lighting has always being poor and what with dog crap, glass and the general state of some of the underpasses make cycling on the paths awful.. I couldn't think...
by Vod
14 Mar 2013, 1:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Build it and they won't come
Replies: 78
Views: 3658

Re: Build it and they won't come

For example, The Sainsbury's near Lister Hospital has the stands tucked away to the side, at the junction within the property between the entrance road, the shop and the petrol station. I consider it too dangerous to cycle away from, so have to wheel the bike away to somewhere safer. Agreed, the st...
by Vod
14 Dec 2012, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15964

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

but that red highlighted bit of road (which has no buildings or anything) I can walk along (pushing the bike?), but not ride along? "Here be dragons." You have no right to ride the bike. As best as I can tell, it has never been established whether or not you have the right to push or carr...
by Vod
14 Dec 2012, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15964

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

And ... I now see that Durham County Council publish their definitive map online.

http://www.durham.gov.uk/pages/prow.aspx

Go their, select Foxton, job done, all the information you need about the rights of way in the area.
by Vod
14 Dec 2012, 7:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15964

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

Ordnance Survey getamap is your friend for rights of way information. The simple answer to your question is no, you can't cycle along the full length of the road shown on google maps. But, you can get past the 'private' section if you are happy to go off-road. The photo linked to as 'other end' does...
by Vod
23 Nov 2012, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sharing the Road - All Lanes are Cycle Lanes
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: Sharing the Road - All Lanes are Cycle Lanes

Many motorists clearly believe that overtaking a cyclist gives them a cloak of invincibility that means that they do not need to concern themselves with oncoming traffic. This appears to be normal behaviour in rural France. It seems to work well for them. It took a while to figure out why that may ...
by Vod
13 Nov 2012, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: From a van driver's point of view...
Replies: 182
Views: 11549

Re: From a van driver's point of view...

Are we talking green or pink paper ? I still have pink paper. I only have that because I lost the green paper.
by Vod
13 Oct 2012, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: fed up of narrow cycle lanes?
Replies: 22
Views: 3482

Re: fed up of narrow cycle lanes?

I can think of a few reasons why the money was spent when it was: * This has been first on the local council 'missing links' list since at least 2002, it was not done on a whim. * Is was done on the back of some emergency resurfacing, so a cheap add-on to necessary work. * There are cyclists who do ...
by Vod
12 Oct 2012, 11:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: fed up of narrow cycle lanes?
Replies: 22
Views: 3482

Re: fed up of narrow cycle lanes?

The history ? It was originally built as a link between the old and new towns for pedestrians, cycles, prams etc. It is bridge over a dual carriageway and a whole nest of access roads and other shared use paths at ground level. When one end was modified for the benefit of a supermarket, cycling was ...
by Vod
20 Nov 2011, 5:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3932

Re: What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?

Thanks, I think my question has been answered. Order but no signs: Legal, but you might have to spend time and effort demonstrating this. Signs but no order: Not legal, but unlikely to result in any action against you. Hopefully the fixed penalties in question will be wihdrawn. Either because a traf...
by Vod
17 Nov 2011, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3932

Re: What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?

(Please excuse if I have not yet got the hang of quoting.) Would a path ever be described and/or signed as shared use if it wasn't? Mistakes happen. I recall a section of 'pedestrianised area' in Leicester that was signed 'no motor vehicles' even though the order was for 'no vehicles'. It was handy ...
by Vod
17 Nov 2011, 4:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3932

What makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ?

Prompted by this: http://lcc.org.uk/articles/cyclists-fined-30-pounds-then-told-to-ride-around-killer-roundabout What, formally, makes cycling on a shared use footway legal ? If the appropriate legal process has been performed, but no signage or markings installed, is it legal ? If signage and marki...