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by atlas_shrugged
14 Feb 2019, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: London cycle parking security

It is no longer safe to leave a bike outside / locked with a quality D lock / in a 'secure' cycle park / locked to a Sheffield stand etc etc. Police advice on this is completely irresponsible. This is probably because the police are so uninvolved in bike theft that they know nothing about it. The on...
by atlas_shrugged
13 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)
Replies: 18
Views: 839

Re: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)

Hang out your sweaty T shirt and flannel to dry in the office. Choose somewhere prominent like over a radiator near the bosses desk or near where HR sit.

You will magically have brand new lockers and drying rails provided within days.
by atlas_shrugged
11 Feb 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

Would recommend an ICE trike because they have an excellent reputation for customer support.
by atlas_shrugged
9 Feb 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension power losses/savings
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Suspension power losses/savings

I ride a recumbent (~20mph) and in winter a conventional hybrid (~15mph). I have noticed on my recumbent that it significantly slows down on rough road. My explanation for this is that the moment of inertia is significantly higher on a recumbent compared to an upright bike where the bike pivots on t...
by atlas_shrugged
9 Feb 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wiltshire - Stonehenge
Replies: 18
Views: 8186

Re: Wiltshire - Stonehenge

The Stonehenge tunnel is an insanity vanity project. The tunnel itself will do nothing to help the summer traffic jams. Those jams can be helped by bypassing the small village (with its traffic light) downstream of Stonehenge. The best contribution to Stonehenge would be to get all the lorry traffic...
by atlas_shrugged
5 Feb 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Burkean moment for transport
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: A Burkean moment for transport

This was a direct quote from the DfT report: "2039 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe selects UK as example of best practice in a report on sustainability in transport" My guess this was written by a London PR consultant after doing his five lines. I would agree that cycling and...
by atlas_shrugged
4 Feb 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Burkean moment for transport
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

A Burkean moment for transport

A speech by Jesse Norman: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/a-burkean-moment-for-transport And the foresight report that goes with it: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-mobility Here is an example of a fantasy gem the DfT comes up with: "2039 United Nations Economic Comm...
by atlas_shrugged
1 Feb 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"

Complete madness not to build the parallel maintenance track / Greenway for these reasons: Rail tracks require maintenance access roads which are often perpendicular to the rail track. Put these roads parallel end-to-end next to the track and you have your Greenway which can also be used by track ma...
by atlas_shrugged
1 Feb 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 11161

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Completely with Boardman on his view not to imprison but to make sure there is a driving ban. I think the driving ban should be draconian for drivers that kill. I never thought I would say this but to enforce these bans motor vehicles should be fitted with facial recognition. The vehicle can report ...
by atlas_shrugged
31 Jan 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Norfolk rail trails
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Norfolk rail trails

Done - filled in online survey
by atlas_shrugged
30 Jan 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers

@thirdcrank +1 on that

I just can not understand LAs not publishing a design specification of cycle/walk ways that would make active travel safer. I too will think about CB and the sentencing tomorrow.
by atlas_shrugged
30 Jan 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Manchester - A big emphasis is training up engineers

God bless Chis Boardman. He walks on water IMHO: APPCG‏ @allpartycycling · 37m37 minutes ago A big emphasis is training up engineers and there will also be a design manual for Manchester, says @Chris_Boardman Two brilliant things being done here: 1) Create a Manchester cycle and walkway design spec ...
by atlas_shrugged
24 Jan 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parliament Transport Committee Active travel
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Re: Parliament Transport Committee Active travel

There was a great question asked by Zeichner MP where he referred to 'new vehicles'. The panel failed to grasp this question and kept referring to autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles that take passengers at present are really heavy so may not be able to travel on Greenways and cycle paths (alth...
by atlas_shrugged
20 Jan 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7351

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

My take on this is never to remove personal mobility from anyone. For many people mobility is their life - if only to escape from the Missus (or the other way around). However for someone to drive a multi-tonne vehicle at speeds up to 70mph when they may have dementia or eyesight conditions is not a...
by atlas_shrugged
19 Jan 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Converting GPX file to show up as map on laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Converting GPX file to show up as map on laptop

I have used this for visualising and for editing gpx files:

www.gpxeditor.co.uk

I found it brilliant