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by Speshact
2 Mar 2011, 6:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC and Dutch-standard facilities
Replies: 191
Views: 11743

Re: CTC and Dutch-standard facilities

Chris, can you answer, on CTC's behalf, the specific question I asked about CTC's policy on priority? Does it wish to see a change or not (regardless of whether it believes it can be achieved) and if so what change would it like? Also, do the other bodies have the same or a different policy? "I...
by Speshact
1 Mar 2011, 7:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC and Dutch-standard facilities
Replies: 191
Views: 11743

Re: CTC and Dutch-standard facilities

Thanks for starting this thread Chris as I've been meaning to ask CTC about this having posed such a question on another forum recently, below. Also, does the policy of CTC accord with Living Streets, Sustrans and LCC for example and are they collaborating on a united campaign that makes the most of...
by Speshact
5 Dec 2010, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe Cycling Weekend planning help
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: Europe Cycling Weekend planning help

vjosullivan wrote:
Robert wrote:JJF's right, if you've only got a weekend you don't want to spend the majority of it getting to where you're going.

The good news is that there are three bank holidays, back to back, in April 2011; on Fri 22nd, Mon 25th and Fri 29th.

and Mon 2nd May!
by Speshact
4 Nov 2010, 12:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7

IIRC, the minicab company, Waterloo Cars, set up in these premises a few years ago despite there already being a mandatory cycle lane and single yellow in place (before the Cycling Superhighway painted over it. So to then want parking for your business is unreasonable. Anyway, please drop TfL a line...
by Speshact
3 Nov 2010, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle paths unsafe?
Replies: 286
Views: 15170

Re: Cycle paths unsafe?

Here the motorists have right of way turning into the road unless the pedestrian is already on the road. Are you absolutely sure? I thought it was undefined (neither party has priority). Plus I thought advice to faster road users is to accept responsibility and defer to pedestrians in such situatio...
by Speshact
3 Nov 2010, 2:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Campaign against Waterloo Cars, Cycling Superhighway 7

Waterloo Cars persistently park on the yellow line in the mandatory cycle lane that is the Cycling Superhighway 7 on Southwark Bridge Road. Please write to Transport for London asking for their Private Hire Operators Licence to be revoked. It only takes a minute. Please spread the word to other cycl...
by Speshact
2 Nov 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle paths unsafe?
Replies: 286
Views: 15170

Re: Cycle paths unsafe?

should they not be campaigning DfT to change the rules on right of way to facilitate segregated lanes as in Holland. No change of law required (this is in the UK, not Holland): http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Oxford,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.761914,-1.235774&sp...
by Speshact
1 Nov 2010, 11:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle paths unsafe?
Replies: 286
Views: 15170

Re: Cycle paths unsafe?

I for one would love the Netherlands' model of segregation. Motor traffic giving way where cycle paths cross roads is a feature that makes their system work. On the other hand our 'system' continues to place riders in dangerous positions without right of way. So I'm totally against segregation in t...
by Speshact
22 Jul 2010, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad, sad day
Replies: 30
Views: 1967

Re: Sad, sad day

On a serious note, I would like to see government produced tv adverts that emphasise the rights of people on bikes (adverts to include kids, pregnant mums et al) to ride where they need to and the duty of motorists to give due care and consideration. On a less serious note, could you get your trike ...
by Speshact
7 Jul 2010, 10:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Letter to CTC
Replies: 23
Views: 2115

Re: Letter to CTC

I'd like to see the government produce some tv adverts advising cyclists on where they should be cycling (as per cyclecraft and Bikeability/National Standards training). I'd like these to be shown in the advert breaks for programmes that WVM, Minicab/Taxi Drivers, Mums on school run and WVM watch - ...
by Speshact
2 Jun 2010, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's the National Cycle Museum like?
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: What's the National Cycle Museum like?

I haven't made the museum in Wales yet, but I loved the one in Nijmegen in the Netherlands:
http://www.velorama.nl/
by Speshact
31 May 2010, 9:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper
Replies: 152
Views: 12583

Re: LEJOG on a Raleigh Chopper

Well done Mick!
by Speshact
23 Apr 2010, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: which membership organisations offer useful discounts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: which membership organisations offer useful discounts?

According to the latest CTC Newsnet, CTC membership now gets you 10% off in Stanfords. Excellent.
by Speshact
5 Apr 2010, 9:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliberately cut across my path
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Deliberately cut across my path

Assuming Croydon falls within the Met Police area, probably worth filling in the form at
http://www.met.police.uk/roadsafelondon/