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by awavey
20 Oct 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

The C2W scheme is flawed in several ways. It should be available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether your employer has signed up for it. It’s not available to those who don’t work. I’ve retired, I still pay tax and I’m riding my bike more than ever I did whilst I was at work, so why can’t I enj...
by awavey
2 Oct 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punishment Stops
Replies: 34
Views: 1505

Re: Punishment Stops

well the police may well be interested in the driver, but if you read the original instagram post, she says the driver has been found, spoken to, and has denied it happened, and without camera footage and no other independent witnesses stepping forward, it’s going to be difficult to bring any charge...
by awavey
30 Sep 2019, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

Very sad! I may sound heartless, but, how about looking where you’re going? How about dappled light from trees, pot holes filled with water in wet weather, other incidents /physical obstructions that take away your view from the road. We can't all be head down watching the tarmac immediately in fro...
by awavey
22 Sep 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2643

Re: And another off.

It's a question, just a question.... if you hadn't had front and rear cameras to aid your campaign to gather footage of the evil motorists would you not have just braked and kept yourself safe ? "Duty of care" .. and all that. Banging on her car ? So time to manoeuvre or brake ?... bad de...
by awavey
17 Sep 2019, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2511

Re: School Run

Im fortunate my job allows me to work flexibly on hours such that I can completely avoid the school run and start later, helps the school day seems to be shifting ever earlier too, as its complete lunacy on the road I live on which leads to both primary and high school, and not much better on the co...
by awavey
9 Sep 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike and Go to Close
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Bike and Go to Close

but they introduced it to show they still supported cycling,whilst limiting the number of bikes carried on the "old" trains, the "new" Greater Anglia trains have even less cycling provision than that now, because its actually shared space theyve assigned so can be used with whee...
by awavey
9 Sep 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1764

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

its not uncommon for people round where I live to park the car such that they are parked so far over on the pavement the wheels still on the road are almost touching the kerb, I dont think they get it at all, Ive argued with some of them till Im blue in the face they think they can park anywhere. pl...
by awavey
5 Sep 2019, 12:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike and Go to Close
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Bike and Go to Close

but they introduced it to show they still supported cycling,whilst limiting the number of bikes carried on the "old" trains, the "new" Greater Anglia trains have even less cycling provision than that now, because its actually shared space theyve assigned so can be used with wheel...
by awavey
11 Aug 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?
Replies: 51
Views: 2558

Re: Ride London - Does it help the cause of cycling?

While all these events are great and fun etc, if you're not involved, being made a prisoner is not really ok. A prisoner? You can't walk? or ride your bike? Or simply plan ahead and spend the day gardening? We had already bought tickets for Brands Hatch when they announced our entire estate would b...
by awavey
7 Jul 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Blame police cuts, no local police any more no in that sense blame that we outsourced policing on roads and our streets solely to mostly fixed cameras instead of patrols or mobile policing, and for them to become a reactive,so something must happen for them to respond to it, rather than proactive f...
by awavey
6 Jul 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

These days many parents ride on the pavement with their children! We have allowed the roads to become an unpleasant, feral space for anyone not in a metal box. There are times and places that this is either acceptable or not quite agree, kids although some of them can be pretty unpredictable in the...
by awavey
4 Jul 2019, 12:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

we are preaching to the converted, but it helps to share the frustation I think, let off steam and offload about it especially with people who have been through the same things, else you can just bottle it up and thats no good for you in the long run, its important not to take it personally IMO. and...
by awavey
1 Jul 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 3471

Re: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter

Paulatic wrote:At least you’d some entertainment :D

TV/ YouTube coverage didn’t help as viewers discovered a lot of Norfolk can’t have a 4G signal.


there are some parts that still dont even have G up there, let alone 4 of them :lol:
by awavey
3 Jun 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 66
Views: 9754

Re: you didn't signal to move out of the cycle lane

I always wonder what those drivers who are surprised by a cyclist moving out round a parked car think is going to happen. ooh I can answer that because Ive experience of this :) the driver expects you to come to a complete stop behind the parked car, and then wait for a gap in the traffic to move a...
by awavey
21 May 2019, 12:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

no its not just you, Ive noticed that often with pedestrians at crossings/red lights,they will often warily stare at you even if youve stopped as if as soon as they step in front of you youll just start riding again and hit them. Even when the crossing is green in their favour, and Im just slowly ro...