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by Smudgerii
22 Apr 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blocked ears
Replies: 35
Views: 1546

Re: Blocked ears

Eh? What? Pardon?
by Smudgerii
10 Mar 2020, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving
Replies: 52
Views: 2303

Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

Should the same punishment be metered out to cyclists who do not indicate? What about red light jumpers, should those cyclists be fined?

Careful what we wish for.....
by Smudgerii
7 Mar 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Smudgerii wrote:Has this thread de-railed

No, there are a lot of railway enthusiasts here

The Watercress Line has a rake of six Bullied carriages in service, much better than the BR Mark 2 vehicles used on certain preserved lines


Well ^ is a clear indication that the thread has...
by Smudgerii
6 Mar 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best car to put a bike in?
Replies: 46
Views: 2026

Re: Best car to put a bike in?

Mitsubishi L200

Just throw the bike in the flat bed, then burn the Derv at 28mpg...
by Smudgerii
6 Mar 2020, 8:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Simples, stop buying bottled water, drink tap water :wink:



Probably the most realistic suggestion on this thread... which means it will be ignored.

They would rather have ‘crack pot’ ideas that the country cannot achieve or afford.
by Smudgerii
2 Mar 2020, 7:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

imo an alternative to the vastly more damaging urban LGV journeys is the priority.

Alternatives to fossil fuels being the key to reducing the damage.
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

....So the train stops at every junction to let off the HGV that needs that specific point. Could be problematic... I never said it had to stop at every motorway junction, the stops would be a carefully chosen compromise just like any other railway...... :) Ok, that clears that up... Now how do you...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

Or you could grow/catch/kill your own food to help reduce the emissions.... Do you? Don't be silly, or do you genuinely imagine that the only alternative to a transport system making a huge contribution so several different environmental problems is a kitchen garden? No I don’t, but it will have an...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 5:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

The thing to remember is that everything we buy in the UK will have been moved by an HGV at some point in it’s journey within the UK. With that in mind, how does the ‘railroad’ plan stack up? I would like to point out the the OP suggestion was for a drive-on motor-rail system following(ie actually ...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

Thats not how it works. The increased transport cost goes on the products retail price and the consumer pays. Only when the consumer ceases to purchase will change happen.. The idea is that those goods which have a higher transport component in their price will tend to cost more than locally produc...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 5:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

You assume that since that is the way we do things now, then it is the only possible way of doing things. But it is generally agreed that our present course is leading to climate disaster, and we shall have to do things differently in future. We have to put a value on the things we are now destroyi...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

Thing is that the bean counters don't look at the big picture. Not only is the warehousing space a consideration to them, but also the inventory cost of spare goods. Of course that is the case - that is after all the fundamental principle around which market economics works. However, it also means ...
by Smudgerii
28 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

The thing to remember is that everything we buy in the UK will have been moved by an HGV at some point in it’s journey within the UK. With that in mind, how does the ‘railroad’ plan stack up? You assume that since that is the way we do things now, then it is the only possible way of doing things. B...
by Smudgerii
27 Feb 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Reducing UK HGV miles for loads resistant to rail container traffic?

The thing to remember is that everything we buy in the UK will have been moved by an HGV at some point in it’s journey within the UK.

With that in mind, how does the ‘railroad’ plan stack up?