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by brooksby
26 May 2019, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Cycle path closure (Pill)

I've just been and had a proper look. There are definitely no A4 notices anywhere near. Oddest: the big tin sign has now disappeared!? (Unless it's just been stolen for scrap...)
by brooksby
26 May 2019, 6:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Cycle path closure (Pill)

Yeah, that was the sign I saw. There didn't even appear to be any A4 "what's proposed" notices, but I'm going to have a look today. If they are really completely closing it for that whole period, rather than closing it at some point during that period, then that's utterly ludicrous. Thanks...
by brooksby
25 May 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Cycle path closure (Pill)

I hadn't been along there for a while , but noticed on Friday that there's a sign which seems to be saying that the cycle path out of Pill heading toward the Avonmouth bridge and Portishead is closed from next week until *July*. Does anyone know anything about this?
by brooksby
19 May 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 39
Views: 1254

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

I came across this amazing sight of a fixie guy riding a bike without brakes with no hands and using phone.. video here>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsqzkhaGx8I It is definitely illegal to ride without front brakes on the bike but what about using phone while cycling? Although it is wrong if c...
by brooksby
12 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 117
Views: 3923

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: 3722

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: 11554

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: 15931

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: 6041

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: 15818
Views: 381938

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: 6041

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: 6041

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: 6086

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: 6395

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: 14360

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...