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by PaulS
5 Jul 2021, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 53
Views: 6442

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Jdsk wrote: 5 Jul 2021, 10:26am What's the "cock-up", please?
No explanation is given.

From the News & Star :
No details about the matter in question were revealed in open court. “Certain legal matters have arisen your honour,” prosecutor Charles Brown told Recorder David Temkin.

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1859 ... -seminara/
by PaulS
5 Jul 2021, 10:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 53
Views: 6442

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

carlislemike wrote: 4 Jul 2021, 9:52pm The truck driver had admitted his guilt and remorse but on a technicality, was not able to be charged of the more serious offence of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving. A CPS/Court cock up.
He was charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, and the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. He admitted Causing Death by Careless Driving, but the Court cock up meant that he wasn't charged with that. Now the cock up has been revisited, and he has been charged with Causing Death by Careless Driving.
by PaulS
1 Jul 2021, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 53
Views: 6442

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Causing death by careless driving.

The lorry driver must complete a supervision requirement, an online driver awareness course and received a 15-month driving ban.
A 12-week jail term was suspended for 18 months.

https://www.itv.com/news/border/2021-07 ... r-carlisle
by PaulS
26 Apr 2021, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Response from David Eldridge

I'm sure you will understand this has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone linked with the bridge and the families and friends of the six individuals, who in a cluster over six weeks, sadly and shockingly took their own lives. I support for my part, as the ERYC representative on the board, the temporary closure of the bridge footways in an attempt to break the cycle of these tragic events following consultation with specialist charities and health care experts. I can only assure you we are working as quickly as we can to put measures in place which we hope will minimise the risk of suicide attempts and allow users once more to walk the footways unfettered.

Please could you let me know your feelings on this matter as it stands now, and I will ensure the board are fully appraised of the feelings and concerns raised by you and any other residents within the East Riding, as we work together to open the bridge fully as quickly and as safely as we can.
Regards
Councillor David Elvidge
by PaulS
23 Apr 2021, 6:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Prompt reply from David Davis. (Nothing from David Elvidge).

Thank you for your email regarding the closure of the footpaths along the Humber Bridge.
I raised this matter on behalf of my constituents with the Chief Executive of the Humber Bridge Board. Attached is a response I recently received.
Frankly, the response is rather bland. I have therefore pressed for more details about when the footpaths will reopen and the measures being put in place. I will be back in touch once a further response has been received.
Yours sincerely,
Rt Hon David Davis MP
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by PaulS
23 Apr 2021, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Pete Owens wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 2:19pm It would be worth writing to your MP.
Done that too. Let's see if David Davis is interested.
by PaulS
20 Apr 2021, 11:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

thirdcrank wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:28am Check if anybody on the HBB is a representative of your local authority and write to them expressing your concerns, eg that the body of which they are a member is acting unlawfully.
Thanks. Got it. Done
by PaulS
20 Apr 2021, 10:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

markjohnobrien wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 3:19pm Just a tad overly bureaucratic...
It is overly bureaucratic, It is also very restrictive and creates other problems. The bicycle (or walking) must be your only means of transport. They exclude activities other than essential workers. So visiting friends & family, child care and contact arrangements, parent care, photography, bird-spotting, are all excluded. They get to decide who are essential workers. Maybe they will contact employers to check. And telling their staff at which specific times people will be alone on the bridge is potentially risky too. The reply from HB made no mention of data protection or safeguarding.

But for me the key exclusion is, of course, leisure cycling and touring. I have lost half of my available routes. Half of my favourite day rides.
That is a big loss.

There doesn't seem to be an effective way to push back in the short term. Others here are working on the legal or lobby route which seems to have a bit of leverage. But I still haven't thought of a way to cause them problems, without causing me a load of hassle or getting into trouble. Ideas anyone?
by PaulS
19 Apr 2021, 3:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Just applied for a pass. This was the reply.

We are only permitted essential work commuters whose only means are to walk or cycle across the bridge to work to cross the bridge so please can you provide me with all of the following?
- your mobile number
- company you work for
- what days of the week do you travel to work
- do you travel out north to south or south to north
- what times do you cross the bridge both ways.
by PaulS
19 Apr 2021, 8:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

From today's paper (from incident in 2019). That particular suicide seems well planned rather than spur of the moment.

"...had driven 130-miles from his home ... to the bridge."

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hu ... ve-5314051
by PaulS
18 Apr 2021, 8:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

markjohnobrien wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 12:13pm I must admit that if I lived in this area, used the bridge regularly (whether for commuting to work recreational cycling - any form of cycling really), I’d be seething with rage that the bridge was closed to cyclists
I do, I do, and I am. So... What is the best way to give them maximum headache, for my minimum effort? (Without ruining a ride or giving myself a stomach ulcer).
by PaulS
5 Apr 2021, 3:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Does anyone know if our organisation is on the case? Or how we start that process? We put loads of energy into protecting the nearby A63 for the time-trialers. This closure is a big thing for us lesser mortals.
by PaulS
3 Apr 2021, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge now open to cyclists & pedestrians
Replies: 214
Views: 10844

Humber Bridge closed to bicycles

Closed indefinitely to bikes and pedestrians following a spate of suicides. Still open to motor vehicles.

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hu ... ly-5261126
by PaulS
31 Mar 2021, 11:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch
Replies: 35
Views: 2435

Re: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch

Bonefishblues wrote: And, for me, it doesn't look like what it is, which I like.


Looks very nice. Perhaps not for a dedicated fitness tracker. But still very nice.
by PaulS
31 Mar 2021, 11:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch
Replies: 35
Views: 2435

Re: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch

mikeymo wrote:... after reading this study, which compares it very favourably to an ECG:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6732081/



Thanks for the link. Interesting.