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by brooksby
13 Jun 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Use of cycle lanes / paths
Replies: 36
Views: 1070

Re: Use of cycle lanes / paths

I haven't seen the article in cycle so can't comment on that. The point that most of the anti brigade miss is that if you build decent facilities there's no need for compulsion, most people will choose to use them, much like as in the example above where most people driving around Bristol choose to...
by brooksby
12 Jun 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Use of cycle lanes / paths
Replies: 36
Views: 1070

Re: Use of cycle lanes / paths

There is no real basis in law for a requirement to use a particular highway, only for banning certain traffic from certain roads. What if it doesn't quite go where you are going, for example? What would it mean if motorists in Bristol were required to use the M5? For what journeys? And what if the ...
by brooksby
11 Jun 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

The bequests of Colston and Rhodes should be used to benefit the descendants of those from whom they stole their wealth, and renamed accordingly. The merchant venturers supports schools in Bristol. It does seem to be a very white organisation that has or has a lot of influence That's a very unfair ...
by brooksby
10 Jun 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 266
Views: 21463

Re: Where were you in '73

Just checking if anybody was reading :wink: It was, of course, the University of Sussex and calling it Brighton was laxity on my part. It was in Brighton in those days and the only thing going for me when I went was that I had previously read Brighton Rock. I must be mistaken about the name of the ...
by brooksby
10 Jun 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Hiding them away in museums only hides the history and shame? When was the last time you visited a museum? ( often have to pay to enter) The Museum of London has been free for years. It's a great place to visit nevertheless. Bristol museum was free but I don't know if it still is. Bristol museum is...
by brooksby
10 Jun 2020, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

mercalia wrote:
merseymouth wrote:https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/100-voices/people-nation-empire/make-yourself-at-home/the-black-and-white-minstrel-show Nothing new in this world? Hope this works??? MM


url dont work


Bet it does now.
by brooksby
10 Jun 2020, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1021

Re: Little Britain.

Lots of older stuff gets edited if it's no longer considered to be "appropriate". If you google it, you can see how Disney has edited older films to make them more 'family friendly' (eg. CGI generation of longer hair to cover Daryl Hannah's bare bottom as she runs into into the sea in &quo...
by brooksby
9 Jun 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

You've got your Naz Shah file out again! :lol: Why not? Anyone appalled to learn that the Tories have a councillor like that in Bristol will surely be apoplectic with rage when they are told that Kier Starmer has chosen an MP with a history of racism as his spokesperson on community cohesion. Anywa...
by brooksby
9 Jun 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

On the Bristol Post local news site this afternoon: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/edward-colston-a-hero-bristol-4205516 A senior Tory city councillor in Bristol has described slave trader Edward Colston as a 'hero', and the toppling of his statue as 'frenzied thug violence'. Cllr R...
by brooksby
9 Jun 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £50 for bike repair
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: £50 for bike repair

De Sisti wrote:Has anyone been to make use of the £50 that the government announced a few weeks ago?


Oh, right - you thought that because they announced it then that meant they were actually going to do it? Silly boy.
by brooksby
9 Jun 2020, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Secondary schools reopening or not
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Secondary schools reopening or not

So the schools were all closed to stop the spread of the virus. Now that lockdown is being eased off, my village is of an evening full of groups of teenagers hanging around together. Smoking, drinking, laughing gas, basically being teenagers. If they can all hang around together non socially distanc...
by brooksby
8 Jun 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9314

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

As I understand it, the council wanted to change the plaque but the Merchant Venturers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Merchant_Venturers - kept making changes, stonewalling it so nothing got done. Now that the council has been sidelined over this, and the statue submerged (apparently it'...
by brooksby
8 Jun 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Richard Ballantine
Replies: 24
Views: 1078

Re: Richard Ballantine

I've got a copy of his 'City Cycling' - it was the first cycling book I read when I started cycle commuting a few years ago. The woman in my LBS recommended it.
by brooksby
5 Jun 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Face Coverings now Compulsory
Replies: 99
Views: 2075

Re: Face Coverings now Compulsory

Yup - Britain's moving forward, shops opening, back to business as usual. Oh, except please download this app to book your visit to each individual shop or be prepared to queue all day. Except wear a face mask at all times : not a buff but a three layer WHO recommended mask that you can *obviously* ...
by brooksby
4 Jun 2020, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Back to normal
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Back to normal

On my six miles into work this morning: (1) Nearly taken out by a woman driving a Golf who thought that the best place to overtake a bike was obviously on a narrow residential road with a bend toward the right and with large trees and shrubbery completely blocking the view of any oncoming traffic; w...