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by Wanlock Dod
16 Jul 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Less policing ‘causing rise in road deaths in England and Wales’
Replies: 32
Views: 915

Re: Less policing ‘causing rise in road deaths in England and Wales’

Any proposals for how to design the incentives to encourage the enforcers to behave accordingly? How about basing targets on reductions in numbers of casualties rather than fines handed out. The casualty reductions could even be targeted at pedestrians and cyclists because they are perhaps a bit le...
by Wanlock Dod
11 Jul 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3391

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

I thought that this kind of situation was the only one where there is a strict liability assumption as far as incidents on roads in this country are concerned, these sources would seem to confirm that. https://www.injurylawyers4u.co.uk/2014/news/the-rear-end-shunt-is-the-following-driver-always-to-b...
by Wanlock Dod
14 Jun 2020, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Use of cycle lanes / paths
Replies: 36
Views: 1182

Re: Use of cycle lanes / paths

I would have no problem with mandatory use of cycling facilities provided that they meet a set of minimum standards for width, surface quality, directness, convenience, etc... This would mean, for example, priority at side roads amongst other things. I know of no routes in Little Britain that would ...
by Wanlock Dod
12 Jun 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

1) a comfortable one.
2) you basically need to be fit enough to survive the first few days, after that you will be an experienced cycle tourist and be capable of making it up as you go along.
by Wanlock Dod
10 May 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 41
Views: 4816

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Given the current situation where there are plenty of people who wouldn’t have considered it safe enough to cycle 2 miles into the town centre from where they live I suspect that all of the commitment, and more besides, could be put to good use without going any farther afield. Surely this is predom...
by Wanlock Dod
9 May 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

[Can you explain why anybody would ride on the pavement when there are no cars on the road? Met Police urges drivers to slow down after catching driver doing 110mph in a 30mph zone ‘Extreme speeding’ up 142 per cent Seriously tempted myself :shock: Edited to add: Police cancel speeding fines due to...
by Wanlock Dod
9 May 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 41
Views: 4816

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

Absolutely staggering... :D
by Wanlock Dod
9 May 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

Nope, still not of interest here, we don't need more space, there's plenty. Lots of extra people out on their bikes, probably much better to spend time and effort properly training people on bicycles and people in motor vehicles to use the same space safely. There will never be separate cycle facil...
by Wanlock Dod
5 May 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90

Pavement cycling in Plymouth is completely tolerated (I frequently ask policemen), apart of course on the many shared paths where it is in any case legally allowed. The roads OTOH are completely unrestructured 1960s style race tracks, even after recent road works. The older roads (such as Mutley Pl...
by Wanlock Dod
5 May 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90

I think it's a shame when the better solution has only one leading advocate. The bit I find most telling is . . . would mean compulsion to use such amenities, slowing cyclists , and thereby killing off transportation cycling, Cycling on anything other than roads is very slow and on shared paths lau...
by Wanlock Dod
28 Mar 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: future transport policy
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: future transport policy

It reminds me a lot of the kind of thing that local councils publish that says they are going to do great things to improve and promote public transport and active travel shortly before they embark on a decade of promoting private car use to the detriment of any other modes of travel. We should judg...
by Wanlock Dod
28 Mar 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution
Replies: 31
Views: 1572

UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution

UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution

This sounds like a good thing, especially for anybody suffering from asthma.

I couldn’t understand what they are trying to show in the graphs, can anybody give a simple explanation for the hard of understanding?
by Wanlock Dod
10 Mar 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 2075

Re: Minimalist helmet?

Phileas wrote:... most people assume this sort of thing is a no-brainer.

It is indeed a beautiful irony that this situation comes about as a result of people not using their brains :roll:
by Wanlock Dod
2 Mar 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Alternatives to Tern Vektron?
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Alternatives to Tern Vektron?

I am working on the assumption that once in a bag it will just count as luggage, and presumably won’t be any bigger than a large suitcase.

I am not looking for one bike to do everything, but I am looking for something to replace some of my car journeys.
by Wanlock Dod
2 Mar 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)

... what are the options for a local recycling of foam/expanded plastic in general? :?: Incineration with energy recovery at a plant that complies with the appropriate emission standards is the best waste disposal option for polystyrene because it has a high calorific value and as noted above is no...