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by BakfietsUK
2 Nov 2017, 9:13am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?

Aggression on the road is never acceptable and I think that's probably a commonly held view here. To imply that through body language or some sort of unwitting behaviour, cyclists may bring aggression to themselves is as flawed as justifying bullying on the basis that the victim was asking for it. I...
by BakfietsUK
2 Nov 2017, 8:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mass vehicular homicide on cycle lane in New York
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Mass vehicular homicide on cycle lane in New York

It totally illustrates the inherent danger that motor vehicles pose to pedestrians and cyclists, especially when driven by malevolent individuals. Incidents such as Hungerford were a major motivation to control guns. The logic of this may indicate a need to control the use of vehicles, but I fear th...
by BakfietsUK
1 Nov 2017, 6:42pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?

It needs to be as sociably unacceptable to behave aggressively toward a cyclist as it is now to act in a racist or homophobic manner to those groups concerned. The sort of derision we receive from the authorities about the behaviour of the non cycling public was once applied to other behaviour towar...
by BakfietsUK
30 Oct 2017, 9:35am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?

You have now lost me PH. The message is that all opinions matter here, whether from members or not. To value one post against another on the basis of CUK membership leads to a failure to acknowledge real problems. If I "keep bringing" anything up on this forum it's of CUK's seeming lack of...
by BakfietsUK
29 Oct 2017, 11:01am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?

To PH, I am not sure how you know about the features of the posters here. Whatever the posters' attributes, they represent views in themselves like I do. I am a member and a regular poster. Just because posters may or may not be members is irrelevant, it's the view that matters. People are respondin...
by BakfietsUK
28 Oct 2017, 8:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: So Where are "We are CUK"

My understanding is that CUK claim to represent all cyclists. It sounds like it is not up to the job or has not got the appetite to push for the changes that some of the people on this forum, including me would benefit from. I have no problem with CUK promoting leisure, but I would hope that it is n...
by BakfietsUK
28 Oct 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Where are "We are CUK" wrt aggression against cyclists ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10150

Re: So Where are "We are CUK"

CUK needs a reality check and to listen to it's members. Otherwise it is in real danger of becoming irrelevant. It's not the 1950's when BTF could film us in Warwickshire having a lovely day out with no close passes of bad mouthing. In 2017 there are more important issues than which scenic routes to...
by BakfietsUK
20 Oct 2017, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Assault
Replies: 65
Views: 4987

Re: Common Assault

The right to give opinions carries the responsibility of answering to others' rights of reply. Blaming the victim may be a cliché, but if we are not careful we'll fall into a trap of denouncing our own arguments and our right to be on the road. My opinion. I am not a perfect cyclist, I make mistakes...
by BakfietsUK
19 Oct 2017, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Assault
Replies: 65
Views: 4987

Re: Common Assault

PDQ Mobile are you saying that the offenders behaviour was justified. I would be careful about your answer and have a jolly good think about what you might imply. Just to make my opinion clear. There can be no justification for the violence that seemed to be evident in this case. Even if this poster...
by BakfietsUK
18 Oct 2017, 9:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Assault
Replies: 65
Views: 4987

Re: Common Assault

A caution will be recorded and the next time the individual comes under scrutiny it will be taken into account. It sounds like a good outcome as it seems you were not physically hurt and an assault charge would be difficult to prosecute. It seems the camera helped out too and gave the Police enough ...
by BakfietsUK
12 Oct 2017, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Front Light for daytime
Replies: 85
Views: 6220

Re: Front Light for daytime

Cyclists are perfectly visible during daylight hours and clear conditions without lights. If you feel safer with them, then I would not argue. The danger is that in taking up this strategy we are reinforcing cyclists obligation to account for others inattention and incompetence. The responsibility i...
by BakfietsUK
7 Oct 2017, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Parking Would you pay?
Replies: 31
Views: 3022

Re: Cycle Parking Would you pay?

The sheer mass of people who do have a transport choice, but choose to drive are surely mucking it up for those who have no choice but to drive. If one tenth of the people who could go by other means did go by other means, then those that absolutely have to drive would have to be better off. For som...
by BakfietsUK
5 Oct 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Parking Would you pay?
Replies: 31
Views: 3022

Re: Cycle Parking Would you pay?

Secure cycle parking sited so that errant drivers didn't bash into them, yes maybe I would pay. However in the spirit of evening up the way way out of balance facilities for car parking I would think proper cycle parking facilities should be funded by car parking revenue. Paying for the stuff we are...
by BakfietsUK
30 Sep 2017, 3:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 38402

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

I think a lot of people who might be Jurors may let their situation effect their outlook, especially in a driving case. I can imagine them saying, "that person in the dock could have been me", "but for the grace of God", etc. If this is the case in any way, I could see Jurors bei...