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by Wanlock Dod
28 Mar 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: future transport policy
Replies: 6
Views: 307

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: 27
Views: 843

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 sub-forum
Topic: Minimalist helmet?
Replies: 32
Views: 1510

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: 462

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 sub-forum
Topic: Re: Recycling helmets (helmets sub-forum)
Replies: 15
Views: 676

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...
by Wanlock Dod
29 Feb 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Promoting Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Promoting Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Promoting Safety for Vulnerable Road Users: Assessing the Investigation and Enforcement of Endangerment Offences Enforcement has a vital part to play in reducing harm and risk on the roads. These endangerment offences are a means of reducing harm through prevention, rather than responding to harm a...
by Wanlock Dod
26 Feb 2020, 7:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Norfolk Transport Plan consults until 28 Feb
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Norfolk Transport Plan consults until 28 Feb

How about making the main point one of addressing the air pollution problem, i.e. restricting vehicles in town and city centres, and taking the time to point out all of the other problems that would be addressed by doing so. Here are a selection of challenges that they have identified that would be ...
by Wanlock Dod
24 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Oldjohnw wrote:According to the RAC ... 81% of people have access to a car...

fullupandslowingdown wrote:... better cycling facilities is the only option for the most disadvantaged.

According to the government anybody who can’t afford a car can just get stuffed...
by Wanlock Dod
22 Feb 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Alternatives to Tern Vektron?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Alternatives to Tern Vektron?

I’m after something that can be taken on a train without booking, including intercity type ones. Is likely to be OK to ride for distances of up to about 40 km. Capable of distances of about 60 to 80 km on a single charge in ordinarily hilly terrain (~10 m climb per km). Additional benefits that the ...
by Wanlock Dod
22 Feb 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Lots of British kids feel trapped because they have no independent mobility, and their parents feel like slaves to them because they feel that they have to provide a free taxi service for them. Nobody seems to particularly like it, they all seem to moan about it, but none of them seem to be able to ...
by Wanlock Dod
22 Feb 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

My point here is that freedom of choice becomes far less relevant when real freedom is not restricted.
by Wanlock Dod
22 Feb 2020, 7:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Alternatives to Tern Vektron?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Alternatives to Tern Vektron?

Can anybody recommend anything that would be a good alternative to one of them?
by Wanlock Dod
22 Feb 2020, 7:30am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Indeed, kids in The Netherlands have real freedom, whereas kids in Little Britain have freedom of choice rather than freedom itself. It is no wonder that kids in The Netherlands are some of the happiest in the world.
by Wanlock Dod
21 Feb 2020, 9:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Because....?
by Wanlock Dod
21 Feb 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7953

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Does anybody think that a ban would result in worse outcomes than the current situation? Here's a possibility: parents up and down the land would not let their children go out on their bikes. Freedom of choice would have been eroded Given that as far as I can tell an awful lot of kids aren’t allowe...