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by johncarnie
22 Apr 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2530

Re: shared use

On the other hand! Wife and I were walking down narrow shared path when what I assume were 2 families (I think a total of 9) came barrelling up behind us - no bells, no thankyou's when we moved aside - but the worst was, one of the fathers was leading a dog on a lead whilst cycling one-handed! But t...
by johncarnie
11 Nov 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kissing Gates
Replies: 46
Views: 1634

Re: Kissing Gates

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.1618858,-1.7518709,3a,75y,136.53h,88.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJo-nKWWRK2MFVQxSa3jhHg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-GB Not obviously designed for any cycle access at all. What is the status of that path/strack? A separate access for horses and (with faff) bicycles.https://w...
by johncarnie
9 Nov 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kissing Gates
Replies: 46
Views: 1634

Kissing Gates

Yesterday whilst cycling the "The Greenway" from Stratford Upon Avon to Long Marston, I came across several e-bike riders who were struggling to get their bikes through the "kissing gates" used on many shared cycle routes. Now many e-bikers are like me getting on in years and hav...
by johncarnie
26 Oct 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 3078

Re: City centre cycling ban

There is no solution to the shared and pedestrianised problem. Pedestrians by their nature tend not to walk in straight lines, stop without warning and change direction without signalling!(me included). Even when there are specific lanes for cyclists, pedestrians forget and wander across. I lived in...
by johncarnie
19 Jul 2018, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: He didn't even stop!
Replies: 37
Views: 1803

Re: He didn't even stop!

Maybe it's because I tend to ride weekdays after and before the rush hours and that in those hours more retired people are driving, but my perception is, that the close passers tend to be those that fall into the "elderly" bracket. As age creeps up on me I notice that things ain't what the...
by johncarnie
16 Jul 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: He didn't even stop!
Replies: 37
Views: 1803

He didn't even stop!

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/shocking-video-shows-moment-car-1773856

This has been picked up by the majority of the papers - but at 81 should he ever get his licence back after this?
by johncarnie
5 Feb 2016, 3:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham
Replies: 238
Views: 14507

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Having read numerous articles on this, it would appear that there were two possible drivers - could they not be charged under the "joint enterprise" legislation?
by johncarnie
26 Nov 2015, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a record?
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Re: Is this a record?

profpointy wrote:do remember that by clicking on these links you are quite literally giving them money ie paying people to put out more cycle-hating propaganda. The term is "click-bait", and if you click, you've been hooked


sorry - did not think - I run an adblock on my browser
by johncarnie
26 Nov 2015, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a record?
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Re: Is this a record?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3335035/So-wrong-time-Cyclist-colliding-pedestrian-sparks-new-debate-taxi-video-divided-internet.html 2 for the price of one on this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3334849/Cyclist-successfully-sues-dog-owner-65-000-suffering-injuries-including-fractu...
by johncarnie
26 Nov 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a record?
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Is this a record?

The Daily Wail is running 3 anti-cycling pieces today! The ignorance of the Highway Code shown by many does not surprise me, but some of the comments scare me both as a cyclist and motorist!
by johncarnie
3 Nov 2015, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wraparounds misting up in the fog. Do I need them in winter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1136

Re: Wraparounds misting up in the fog. Do I need them in win

I wear contact lenses when riding, but still use wraparounds - but they come off in heavy rain and other conditions which affect my vision - keeping the wraparound lenses really clean helps with the misting problem - but as soon as you are swamped with diesel fumes - the soot clings to the lenses an...
by johncarnie
21 Oct 2015, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Zebra Crossings
Replies: 52
Views: 3441

Re: Zebra Crossings

The latest crossings to be installed in Worcester are the "pedestrian friendly" Puffin crossings: "On puffin crossings the red and green figures are above the control box on your side of the road. Press the button and wait for the green figure to show.. Infra-red cameras similar to th...
by johncarnie
6 Sep 2015, 8:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the worst drivers?
Replies: 45
Views: 6276

Re: the worst drivers?

The worst?.............................the one's in front of you!
by johncarnie
4 Sep 2015, 9:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking
Replies: 19
Views: 2647

Re: Parking

On another note about the Salisbury hospital, when I cycle there I have to secure my bike to an open to the elements bike rack then walk past a lavish covered smoking point!!!! That's nothing - last time I went to Worcester Royal, I could not get to the covered bike park for smokers! (Things have n...
by johncarnie
29 Aug 2015, 6:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Helmet Cams Are Inflaming Road rage
Replies: 61
Views: 6414

Re: Helmet Cams Are Inflaming Road rage

I suggest all read

http://www.abd.org.uk/

an organisation, that denies climate change, is against the lowering of drink-drive limits etc. etc.

Huffington Post should really take more notice of the origins of press releases!