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by atlas_shrugged
16 Oct 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

UK Transport committee - unfit for purpose?

Today Grant Shapps answered questions in parliament from the Transport committee: evidence from @grantshapps about his priorities as Secretary of State for Transport. Banging on and on and on and on about unsustainable transport like buses, trains , cars and aeroplanes. As far as supporting Sustaina...
by atlas_shrugged
8 Oct 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

Really sorry you had this terrible experience cycling in the UK. The UK is completely 'barbaric' for vulnerable road users - and this comes from a tweet from the West Midlands police. Very specifically some of the worst drivers misuse their German cars: Audi, BMW, Mercedes (Audi drivers were recentl...
by atlas_shrugged
6 Oct 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Sightlines sightlines sightlines Well before entering an underpass it should be possible to see what is on the other side. The 90 deg turns just before entering an underpass are just an accident waiting to happen. Cycleways just for cyclists should have big signs saying 'Cyclists Only' just as they ...
by atlas_shrugged
5 Oct 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Tyres for trike

Duranos seem OK.

You can try Durano DD if you want extra protection.
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by atlas_shrugged
3 Oct 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.

Hi Gaz I have the below figure in a spec I wrote for cycle design. I am not an expert - just a cycle track user. So this was a best go at coming up with a figure for the spec. PM if you want me to email a PDF copy of the spec I would be happy to send it to you and work on any suggestions. Internatio...
by atlas_shrugged
3 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Might be worth following long distance cycle routes i.e. LF1 and LF20. The distance may be longer but the cycle paths tend to be really nice and so can often be quicker. Taking multiple turns in any city slows progress and is tiring. I found in Amsterdam that following a natural marker like a river ...
by atlas_shrugged
3 Oct 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.

@gaz > If you follow the paper trail that you mention you'll eventually arrive at CD239. Potholed gravel tracks should not form part of any new cycling provision related to the Strategic Road Network. Nope CD239 does not cut it as it has no specification for how rough a cycle track should be (worst ...
by atlas_shrugged
3 Oct 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Starting campaign to improve cycle path in SE England

@Rocinante You are very lucky. Oxfordshire is one of the few counties that publish a Cycle Design Guide. You can download this on the internet as a PDF. I would advise using this spec as a big hammer to campaign for a cycle track upgrade especially where it is not compliant with Oxfordshire's own sp...
by atlas_shrugged
3 Oct 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.

I had a quick look at CD195 and I found it really poor. The cycle design specs seem to be sprayed around many different documents. This spec refers to other specs, it is not definitive but sends you on a paper trail. I did not see anything that specifies how rough a cycle path should be (Internation...
by atlas_shrugged
2 Oct 2019, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punishment Stops
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: Punishment Stops

With cars being made to broadcast their presence at all times even during the day via LED sidelights then maybe it is time to add a bit more information to this illumination by also broadcasting the car registration, current speed, and GPS position. This could be transmitted by the LED sidelights ju...
by atlas_shrugged
26 Sep 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: Yet another Death?

MM

Completely agree with you. Transporting goods from Timbuktu when it could be produced locally makes no sense.
by atlas_shrugged
26 Sep 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: Yet another Death?

@eclipse (edit: oops sorry I thought the above was your post) What should that trike rider have done that was different? e.g. Ride with flashing lights Hi viz vest Not ride on a dual carriageway Not trying to victim blame at all. I have an interest in this area and would like to know your opinion of...
by atlas_shrugged
26 Sep 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC racing
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: BHPC racing

Here is a video of one of the 30 mins slower races at Gravesend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4hAJxqL9ZI

This course at Gravesend is very nice but a bit *tricky*.
by atlas_shrugged
25 Sep 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: Yet another Death?

So sorry that this has happened. The Tricycle Association are a fabulous organisation. I would like to see each fatal crash involving a motor vehicle and a vulnerable road user have a default liability of at least £10M that is paid towards vision zero road/greenway rebuilding. Each crash must pay to...
by atlas_shrugged
19 Sep 2019, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2637

Re: And another off.

* Not overtaking with a cars width * Overtaking at a junction * Deliberately ramming you off the road * Victim blaming This deserves a lifetime ban from driving. The problem is the GetOutOfMyWay brigade do not see it this way. I had the same experience from a Stagecoach driver in Cranebridge. I was ...