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by brooksby
12 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 79
Views: 1980

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

I'm curious to know if there's any effect on passing distances from those lanes which are so substandard they're actually narrower than a bike's handlebars. I can't think of any examples currently but there were some in Bristol (eg Woodland Road) which were too narrow to get a bike in even with you...
by brooksby
16 Mar 2019, 7:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with threat of prosecution
Replies: 25
Views: 3635

Re: Victim of close pass sends video to police; they reply with NIP for footway riding, even though it's a shared path

You should read the comments on the road.cc article about this: pretty scathing about the Met's behaviour generally and this case in particular. Seems to me that if the rider can demonstrate it was shared-use then they have not case to answer (get photos and evidence before the signs all "disap...
by brooksby
16 Mar 2019, 7:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 50
Views: 11465

Re: Deliveroo

I'll add a new "I saw a Deliveroo rider doing..." anecdote: last week I saw a Deliveroo rider on a motor scooter go the entire length of Quay Street in Bristol. Going the wrong way. (it's one way, and they weren't even using the contraflow cycle track - they were just riding on the road ag...
by brooksby
22 Feb 2019, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 73
Views: 15849

Re: WHAT!

Our household's two cars are both vintage VWs with black-and-silver numberplates. The ANPR on entry in our local NCP car parks - which collects and prints your registration onto the ticket - doesn't recognise/can't read our plates at all. We end up with tickets where the reg is either blank or gibbe...
by brooksby
22 Feb 2019, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed THEY'RE BACK!

I am delighted to confirm that the stands have finally been put back.

So, removed two days prior to a Royal visit, then took three weeks following to get put back.

(And that's three weeks which included four emails to the Highways team plus one to the Mayor!).
by brooksby
20 Feb 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14596
Views: 355899

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Can someone please explain why our PM keeps going on about how they *have* to go ahead on Brexit because it was a manifesto promise etc etc, when every political party in history (including her's) has quite happily broken manifesto promises before without any qualms? :?:
by brooksby
20 Feb 2019, 11:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Bmblbzzz wrote:
mjr wrote:What do they trade? Tank supplies?

It was a protest against the introduction of the RPZ.


Yup - because apparently driving a tank around the city (damaging roads in the process) is an *obvious* way to complain about parking restrictions... :?
by brooksby
19 Feb 2019, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Still not there last night. I know. Last had email from them 13th February after I chased them again. The reply then was "Please accept our apologies., My colleague has chased this up and instructed for them to be installed asap". I was planning to leave it until tomorrow (so, *another* w...
by brooksby
17 Feb 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6035

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

I suspect it's just what you get used to. S single pannier always goes on the left, and if I try to ride with just a single on the right the bike feels 'off' somehow.
by brooksby
17 Feb 2019, 7:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"
Replies: 15
Views: 6336

Re: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"

Isn't that the real issue? It's not just that they're not going to build some utopian great British cycle path, but that they've decided it's not even cost effective to "cycle proof" the crossings where the existing roads go under or over the shiny new railway lines. How to cut the country...
by brooksby
10 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 14248

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

I was under the impression that the aggressor was on a bmw *motorbike* not driving a bmw car...? From the article: A BMW driver ran down a cyclist on a quiet country lane after a road rage clash, a court heard. Angry Paul Nodder, aged 37, chased the rider in his car and deliberately knocked him fro...
by brooksby
10 Feb 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 14248

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

I was under the impression that the aggressor was on a bmw *motorbike* not driving a bmw car...?
by brooksby
4 Feb 2019, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Its going to be interesting to see when (or whether!) they manage to reinstall those bike stands. During the day, King Street is pretty badly parked up, and when I went down there about 8 this morning there was a van parked right in the space where the stands used to be (I think the owner liked havi...
by brooksby
1 Feb 2019, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

I had an email from Bristol CC - I'd emailed them as soon as I saw that the stands had gone. They've assured me that they're being put back next week. I will be watching!
by brooksby
1 Feb 2019, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 25
Views: 6000

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

I've worked it out myself. Harry and Meghan are visiting Bristol today, first stop the Old Vic extension. And the bike stands in question are practically right outside the Old Vic. I presume that the stands had to be removed on *Tuesday* for the hour or so the Sussexes will be visiting four days lat...