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by pickles
18 Feb 2009, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Evidence to support locla cycle projects
Replies: 3
Views: 450

A useful document is 'Valuing the benefits of cycling', a report commissioned by SQW - you can download it from here: http://www.cyclingengland.co.uk/encouraging-cycling/benefits-of-cycling/?phpMyAdmin=0a911eca3c9ddd960bbd604cf2f314c9 The author places a value on each cycle trip generated from a pre...
by pickles
23 Oct 2008, 9:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HELP! Children under 10 not allowed to ride to school?
Replies: 49
Views: 7783

Having cycled through St Mary Bourne many times I am appalled that they think the road is too 'dangerous' to allow children to go to school by themselves. Yes, it is a B-road, but it is very quiet. The problem is that it is still engineered as a 'road' not as a 'street'. It has a 30 mph limit, it ha...
by pickles
6 May 2008, 12:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Mayor
Replies: 46
Views: 6208

One of the most worrying things that Boris will do is allow motorcycles in bus lanes. I know that this will bring the petrolheads out of the woodwork, but I for one feel that m-cycles are a menace to cyclists, they speed, they are noisy, they illegally occupy ASLs - all in all they intimidate. Ken w...
by pickles
24 Oct 2007, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fixed frame
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Hub jub supply track ends for doing just this. It's the fifth item from the bottom.

I don't imagine that it would make experimenting with different sizes of cogs any easier, it would just make the bike a little safer, look better and be able to take standard chain-tugs.
by pickles
26 Sep 2007, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coastal Access Campaign
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

This is such a misuse of resources that CTC's off-road department should be thrown out of the club, forthwith!
by pickles
5 Jun 2007, 9:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Advocacy – Time to Change Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 15171

Well I'm a safety skeptic. So my suggestion for a new approach to Cycling Advocacy is to stop carping on about safety. Improve peoples' health, cut congestion, cut pollution and reduce social exclusion by making cycling more convenient and attractive . I absolutely agree George. When we and other c...
by pickles
1 Jun 2007, 11:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70592

mhara wrote:thanks Dondare.
I thought it meant a fresh petition. The roads4bikes one has been around for quite a while.


CTC's online petition is here. Click me.
by pickles
1 Jun 2007, 10:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70592

There further rule changes telling drivers to take extra care in wet weather and roadworks around vulnerable road users.

The Department for Transport have just released the new Rules here.
by pickles
1 Jun 2007, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70592

CTC will be pressing for a couple of changes to tidy up the final version, and is asking cyclists to support us by signing an online petition. Can anybody tell me where on the website I can track this online petition down? I understand that the petition will be launched soon, and will include CTC's...
by pickles
31 May 2007, 9:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70592

How many non-cycling drivers will bother to read the cycling bits of the Highway Code? Before I get excited I want to see ALL the 40+ changes that are supposed to 'make' drivers properly aware of us. Most of the rule changes are along the lines of: be aware of cyclists when doing x or y. Roundabout...
by pickles
14 May 2007, 10:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code and the CTC
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

Re: EDM 1433

am I missing something? Yes - this is not a standard EDM expressing a cross-party position. See my post above. Any party's MP's can sign unless there is some specific barrier to do with their status. But Lib Dems do tend to be woolly - if the EDM was better worded then I'm sure it would attract Lab...
by pickles
11 May 2007, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code and the CTC
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

Not sure why I'd look silly that I don't know the whipping arrangements of the party machines. I'd rather ask and make my feelings felt, even to someone who won't sign the EDM for whatever reason. They might make noises behind the scenes if they get enough letters to convince them that the cause is...
by pickles
11 May 2007, 5:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code and the CTC
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

I wouldn't bother asking your MP to sign this unless they're a Lib Dem - this is a frontbench policy position and therefore not one that Members from other parties can sign up to (without losing the whip). That's a good point but 1. There's no harm in asking - and making your feelings known. You mi...
by pickles
11 May 2007, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code and the CTC
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

I'd recommend everyone to mail their MP about it as there is an Early Day Motion currently tabled to stop the new HC, which they could sign up to. See http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=33216&SESSION=885 and contact your MP at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ I wouldn't bother a...
by pickles
16 Feb 2007, 3:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist Support For Sloane Square Reconfiguration
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

This is not about slowing down traffic. As Simon says, traffic speeds are already at Edwardian speeds along the King's Road. Many is the time that - bikeless - I've got out of a bus at Sloane Square, confident that I would beat it to Chelsea Old Town Hall under bipedal power alone. True, the plan is...