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by atlas_shrugged
16 Sep 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: THE 15 MINUTE CITY - Possible motion for CTC/CUK General Meeting 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: THE 15 MINUTE CITY

A motion to support a 15 minute city could be a good idea. The link did not work for me.

Could you formulate the possible words for the '15 minute city' motion to enable members to see if they would like to support the motion?
by atlas_shrugged
16 Sep 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths
Replies: 62
Views: 9148

Re: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths

Having the visually impaired know not to step onto a cycletrack e.g. by a kerb is a much better idea. The visually impaired do not want to be anywhere near a cycle track because they are more in fear of cycles than they are of motor vehicles because they do not hear the cycles approach. Warning visu...
by atlas_shrugged
16 Sep 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths
Replies: 62
Views: 9148

Re: Dangerous "tactile" surfaces on bike paths

@boliston and @FMB Complete sympathies. I also have had two nasty skids provoked by these tramline tactile surfaces and IMHO they are very dangerous. It is all part of Malicious Autocratic Design (MAD). The deliberate message sent out by County Councils to cyclists is that your safety, and comfort d...
by atlas_shrugged
15 Sep 2020, 7:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Road condition - What can I do about this?

The core issue IMHO is lack of drainage. There used to be a chap in each village who was responsible for drainage and keeping waterways clear. Without this preventative maintenance happening a whole series of preventable road repairs have to be done on a regular basis. Maybe the solution is localisa...
by atlas_shrugged
8 Sep 2020, 8:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lane shambles
Replies: 32
Views: 1669

Re: Cycle lane shambles

> should not any cyclists be moderating their speed at this point No! What should happen is that the active travel cycle path should have priority using complete grade segregation. This is Oxfords premier cycle route and is heavily used by school children cycling to school. Cherwell school has the h...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Sep 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lane shambles
Replies: 32
Views: 1669

Re: Cycle lane shambles

The rule is wherever there is a nice cyclepath then it must be cut and messed up. This was probably the best cycle path in Oxford. The same treatment was given to the cyclepath alongside the Cambridge guided busway at Clay Farm. It was cut and all pedestrians and cyclists have to press a beg button ...
by atlas_shrugged
6 Sep 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cambridge sees sense at last
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Cambridge sees sense at last

This is just irresponsible routing of the cycleway by Cranebridge planners. What should happen is the UNINTERRUPTED continuation of the DNA cycleway alongside the rail line. A bit of background. This is in an area of completely new build. The area seems to attract bad anti-cycling infrastructure (e....
by atlas_shrugged
24 Aug 2020, 8:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling in mask
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Cycling in mask

@mjr You are being irresponsible you are advising a cyclist that wearing a mask is safe with no idea of the safety of doing so. The masks that many are wearing to go into shops are useless and will not protect against a virus. Much better to wear a rubber duck on your head. At least this might frigh...
by atlas_shrugged
24 Aug 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling in mask
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Cycling in mask

Don't would be my advice. 1) Some cyclists do Hypoxia training for e.g. if they have an event at high altitude. But I would not recommend starving yourself of oxygen unless there is a good reason. 2) You can also cause yourself not to get rid of carbon dioxide (Hypowasisname). That is not good eithe...
by atlas_shrugged
23 Aug 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to do a cycle traffic survey
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: How to do a cycle traffic survey

Contact the SaveOurCycleStreet people who did a survey on Adams Road, Cambridge. They found the Cambridgeshire supplied statistics way out and much less than the figure they measured when they did their own count. They got at least a couple of counting gadgets that you click for their own survey. Th...
by atlas_shrugged
23 Aug 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gold medal Lotus bike designer and his legendary cycles. Meet Mike Burrows
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Gold medal Lotus bike designer and his legendary cycles. Meet Mike Burrows

A cracking Veloads video by John Williams featuring a visit to Mike Burrows at his workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAau2pC_Nxw&t=368s

So many bikes and novel ideas. The video is long but very good so settle down with a hot cup of coco to watch.
by atlas_shrugged
22 Aug 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are drivers aggressive really?
Replies: 25
Views: 978

Re: Are drivers aggressive really?

IMHO Over 90% of drivers are really good.

As for the other 10% a good proportion should be permanently removed from driving:

https://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/shoc ... -1-6803113

For EVER.
by atlas_shrugged
16 Aug 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 93
Views: 2307

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

I agree about how good the cycling is in NL and how safe it feels. I have only approached Amsterdam from Hook of Holland from the SE so cannot comment on a SW approach to Amsterdam. What I would say is that a Garmin route may get you there but I found it better in retrospect to study a detailed map ...
by atlas_shrugged
16 Aug 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: presumed liability petition
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: presumed liability petition

This is a great idea and I have signed the petition.