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by atlas_shrugged
4 Dec 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Hopefully the below shows how a proper job is done. It is in NL naturally: EGhC54aXkAMPAz6.jpg Vulnerable users (e.g. children) are protected from straying onto the nearby road. The hedge can be used as an area to mount traffic poles if required. There is a central dotted line to help users maintain...
by atlas_shrugged
26 Nov 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The victim blamers on here seem to be deploying the safe drunk diver argument. The safe drunk driver argument goes like this: 99% of drunk drivers get home safely - so drunk driving must be OK! The answer to this is NO. Drunk cycle path designs may be navigated safely by 99% of the cyclists, but it ...
by atlas_shrugged
24 Nov 2019, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

+1 Postboxer

Not to mention the +1M£ civil law case for the distressed motorist to get compensation after having their indicator light knocked out.
by atlas_shrugged
21 Nov 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

If not already done let the Police know of this crash via 101. Report it as: Total vehicles involved: 1 Casualty vehicle: pedal cycle Cause of crash: erroneously sited street furniture (a pole without reflectors) on cycle path. The reason for this is that this then eventually appears on Crashmap via...
by atlas_shrugged
20 Nov 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

"Good safety practice keeps upright hard objects well away and set back from the greenway" Cambridgeshire CC cycle officers in possession of the above common sense advice for about 2 years. "The use of hedges to confine a young user from accidentally straying from a Greenway onto a ro...
by atlas_shrugged
20 Nov 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

This pole was installed on a brand new cycle/walk way. The pole has nothing to do with cycling it has various instructions for the neighbouring busway.
by atlas_shrugged
20 Nov 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5752

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Complete sympathies about this crash. IMHO Cambridgeshire CC or the relevant authority is negligent - no questions. I was so appalled at Cranebridgeshire CC having no cycle design standards (Oxfordshire CC does) that I decided to write my own standard to try to goad them into producing a cycle desig...
by atlas_shrugged
17 Nov 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

In Belgium you get Euro 0.23 for every km cycled to/from work. This is tax free.
by atlas_shrugged
6 Nov 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uber car - software problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1686

Uber car - software problem

The Uber car that killed a cyclist/pedestrian as she crossed the road had a 'software problem'. The 'software problem' was that it failed to recognise the woman crossing the road because it failed to recognise her as a pedestrian. The software was only programmed to recognise pedestrians at pedestri...
by atlas_shrugged
3 Nov 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please

Schwalbe Duranos. Can also get Durano DD.
by atlas_shrugged
3 Nov 2019, 9:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign
Replies: 25
Views: 3172

Re: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign

Cycle warning signs absolve councils from all responsibility for accidents where the cycle path designs are poor. Just by magic a sign negates all the danger away. Once a cycle warning sign is placed there then there is never ever ever ever a cycle accident at that spot ever.
by atlas_shrugged
27 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on a hit and run accident.
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Advice on a hit and run accident.

Very sorry to hear of this hit and run. The answer is default liability for vulnerable road users as they already have on the continent. It is time to demand that the insurer of the motor-vehicle can be identified. We can already find out the status of vehicle excise, and MOT using the number plate....
by atlas_shrugged
25 Oct 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

I use a Bacchetta Corsa and I have found this to be an excellent machine. It has been especially reliable and is very good for touring and long distance trips. I would say that I am not fast on this bike but this may be more due to the weak engine than the bike itself. It is great to be able to use ...
by atlas_shrugged
24 Oct 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

We need cycle tracks and not cycle lanes and there should be full grade segregation especially at junctions.

The cost of this to be bourn by motor vehicle taxation because being the heavier and faster vehicle they do the majority of the damage.
by atlas_shrugged
23 Oct 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?

Today the Transport Committee interviewed Jim O'Sullivan of Highways England: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/news-parliament-2017/work-of-highways-england-evidence-19-20/ Good questions from Ruth Cadbury about Non-Motorised-Users (e.g....