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by Adnepos
15 Oct 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Frame bags cf conventional panniers.

Sorry, this is a bit of a long request for advice... I'm shopping for bikepacking kit. I'm not going to use my lovely panniers because of the narrow tracks on my intended route (Great North Trail) rather than the need for speed... However, I would rather sit my luggage on a rack over the back wheel ...
by Adnepos
23 Mar 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

To be clear, the highwaymen's intention for the installation of the isolated raised table is to slow cyclists.

Public consultation promised for the back end of 2018 but not seen it yet...
by Adnepos
1 Feb 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Re: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers

mjr notes that within Cambridge City (incidentally also South Cambs District) new cycling infrastructure is usually good. Meanwhile, the same engineers consistently provide poor walking and cycling infrastructure in other parts of Cambridgeshire. Wanlock Dod points out that there is a substantial am...
by Adnepos
6 Nov 2018, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun

Gu math toilichte tha cuideigin eile a 'coimhead air BBC Alba

...Very pleased someone else is watching BBC Alba (a Scottish Gaelic channel)
by Adnepos
5 Nov 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17900

Ely and Soham

Cycling between Ely and Soham, see

http://elycycle.org.uk/projects/ely-to-soham/
by Adnepos
5 Nov 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17900

Lack of Underpass

There is always a reluctance to provide underpasses as they do cost money... Underpasses cost much much less if installed at the time the highway is built. In this case, apparently there were some impediments to building the underpass, which could probably have been overcome. But in this instance, ...
by Adnepos
4 Nov 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17900

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Critically, no underpass or any other aid to crossing the A142 at any point along the route of this new bypass. I'm not sure that is quite true. About half of it appears to be a bridge which crosses the railway, the river and the NCN 11 cycleway. As pointed out above the cyclepath on the road from ...
by Adnepos
31 Oct 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17900

Re: Cost of Underpasses

I believe the Ely southern bypass is now open. Any update on the facilities, attempts to influence the design, etc? Yes, as far as the motoring community is concerned, the bypass is open. Some signs, tactile pavement and useless shared pedestrian/cycling infrastructure at one end of the bypass -poo...
by Adnepos
25 Sep 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 177
Views: 14345

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

...Earlier this year I acquired a rather nice dark blue jersey: it's now relegated to underwear status, ditto the plain black one some misguided wellwisher gave me recently. From now on I'm wearing bright clothing on top. Black is a great colour - for funerals. I do not believe that lights and refl...
by Adnepos
19 Jun 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Using a raised table specifically to slow down cyclists is daft, and suggests motorcentric highway engineers/planners/consultants. However, if a raised table junction (not just across the side road entrance) slows down the motor traffic, then it sounds a good thing to me. Concure with the points ab...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

How about a raised table on the joining side road to slow joining traffic down. We have just such an example on my commute to work which seems to do the job. Through traffic continues as it always has, albeit a little more safely. I'd like a 'No Entry' from priority road (Back Hill/Station Road) in...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

I'm guessing it's the junction of Broad Street onto Back Hill in Ely. I've done some shouting there... Maybe it's worth asking whatever fool said it would slow cyclists why it might slow them, what would happen if they don't slow and whether they feel that's likely to reduce casualties? Highways co...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

I'm guessing it's the junction of Broad Street onto Back Hill in Ely. I've done some shouting there. Is the cycle lane directing you into secondary position across the junction mouth still there?... There is the usual paint on the road on either side of the junction, attempting to coral cyclists in...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Using a raised table the way they appear to have suggested seems somewhat bizarre. Do you have a Google Maps link to the junction? Here you go https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ely/@52.3941732,0.264833,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d81312cc8a7acf:0x1dfec02a13091c08!8m2!3d52.390988!4d0.2665389 As mjr po...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

How to improve safety at a junction

There is a collision hotspot in Ely Cambs that particularly affects cyclists. Priority is with straight up and down the hill (we are talking fen hill here but you can easily get up 20 mph on a cycle!) with a side-road at the foot of the hill. Motor drivers don't look properly when turning into and o...