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by basingstoke123
16 Apr 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 29
Views: 901

Re: Bath Spa traffic debate

This brings back memories of my time at Bath Uni. Have you cycled up Bathwick Hill? Cycling would not be for everyone there, certainly not the elderly or infirm. E-bikes might widen the range of people who could use a bike, but how good are they on long steep hills? Yes. You don't realise how long i...
by basingstoke123
8 Apr 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 92
Views: 3113

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

Bonefishblues wrote:But it's the probability of being caught, not the severity of the punishment that drives behavioural compliance.

Someone who already has points already has been caught! And to get close to 12 points, caught more than once. It seems that some always have points - as points expire, they gain more.
by basingstoke123
20 Mar 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 30
Views: 3271

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

Segways etc. can’t be used on the pavement because they are a danger to pedestrians They can’t be used on the roads because they don’t have the things that motor vehicles on the road need in order to be safe - lights, indicators, horn, tax, insurance, inspection It seems entirely logical to me Agre...
by basingstoke123
20 Mar 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 30
Views: 3271

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

One problem with laws and regulations is that they lag behind new ideas and new developments. Sometimes this results in laws failing to regulate new developments, or having requirements that have become irrelevant. Other times, out of date laws and requirements can inhibit new developments or improv...
by basingstoke123
19 Mar 2019, 11:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 2457

Re: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists

I'm not sure the figures do tell you which bits of road are the most dangerous. The A6 is a very long road. If it was only averagely dangerous it might still have a higher total than most others because of its length. What you need is figures per kilometre, and even then you would be getting a not ...
by basingstoke123
1 Feb 2019, 12:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18116

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

One of these he reasons I chose the diagram was the mention of younger people. What used to happen was that the Parents would move as they got older, but their children would "inherit" the rural home. This maintains an age range This was common on farms. The parents would move into an ann...
by basingstoke123
1 Feb 2019, 12:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18116

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

A popular argument, but for many present rural dwellers, if they had not had a car in the first place, or been unable to drive for any reason they would never have moved to a rural location. The opposite is actually the real problem. Many rural communities are having problems because people are bei...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7150

Re: Cats

The real danger around these parts is pheasants - they are particularly stupid creatures...... They run to the side (and it's easy to think they are escaping, like most animals would do), however they then come back at you and sometimes repeat this 'movement' several times :roll: It's as if they ar...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12638

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

I thought the planning game was pretty well settled now. 1) Apply for planning permission, including lots of proposals for cycle friendly infrastructure, landscaping, children’s play areas, community facilities etc. 2) Get awarded planning permission 3) Apply for a variation removing requirement fo...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 1:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18116

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

When people live in areas that have no, or minimal public transport they are making a choice.... But to live in such areas and run a car you have to have the income to do it.... If you can afford to live in these sorts of rural areas, you can afford to move to more urban locations. That's the choic...
by basingstoke123
28 Jan 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7150

Re: Cats

bogmyrtle wrote:If you put yourself at cats eye level there isn't much of s bike that's visible to them.


Cats eyes just stare back at me!
by basingstoke123
24 Jan 2019, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury plain
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Salisbury plain

I realise that this is not quite Salisbury Plain, but slightly east (and north of Andover). We all know that the Roman's built nice straight roads. Not always! Here is a half circle Roman road, 4 miles long, Chute Causeway. Once you get up there, the road is flat. In the middle are some step descent...
by basingstoke123
20 Jan 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18116

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

The problem with fixed legal restrictions based on age is that these apply legally to everyone, and cover ALL situations. The 1% (figuratively) of those affected who are unable to work - too bad. The law has to work equally in central London as in rural Devon. If there are problems with increased ri...
by basingstoke123
18 Jan 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2559

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

PS Official guidance is provided in Traffic Advisory Leaflet 15/1999 which makes it rather dated. At the time, I did have an exchange of views with the author which concluded with him telling me that it was aimed a "professionals" rather than cyclists. https://webarchive.nationalarchives....
by basingstoke123
16 Jan 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 73
Views: 15863

Re: WHAT!

Talking of ANPR, we've parked at Bristol Airport on occasion, and as you enter, you press a button and the machine spits a card for you to keep. On leaving, you go to a booth, insert your card, pay, then it spits it back at you and you push the card in the exit barrier machine and leave. I wonder i...