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by basingstoke123
15 Nov 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Toucan cyclist detectors?
Replies: 53
Views: 1259

Re: Toucan cyclist detectors?

... Also see s33(2) and s36(1) The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Cyclists must stop at " Light signals for the control of vehicular traffic consisting exclusively of pedal cycles" Those light signals are at sch 8 but only include a "conventional" circula...
by basingstoke123
13 Nov 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 30 Crossings of River Tamar
Replies: 43
Views: 1204

Re: 30 Crossings of River Tamar

rjb wrote:I didn't expect you to climb the tower to take that photo. :shock: But thanks for the update, I'll pass it on to my mate.

This is where the hand gliding lane starts :)
by basingstoke123
18 Oct 2020, 12:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

The owner made this remark,which is is clearly false. "“They refused me entry or access to my stock, caused damage to my goods and effectively threw me out onto the street,” Gary told The Gazette." He was refused access and also thrown out.A landlord would not risk leaving asbestos and of...
by basingstoke123
16 Oct 2020, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

Winklebury Cycles is (was) the one remaining cycle shop in Basingstoke (excluding Halfords), and has just been shut out of their shop. See: https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/18797090.residents-outraged-winklebury-cycles-kicked-store/ and https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/18792945.win...
by basingstoke123
24 Sep 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 163
Views: 3858

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

I find all this rather counterintuitive. I would have thought that cyclists 'wizzing' about are at more risk than those who are going slowly. Maybe not on the open road, but certainly in an urban setting. If you are cycling at 20 mph, it takes longer for the vehicle to catch you and a lot longer to...
by basingstoke123
24 Sep 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1233

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

Are lights activated by weight on a sensor pad, light sensor or both? More often induction sensors and/or infrared. Traffic lights are far more sophisticated than just a loop or two or three that detect a vehicle and triggering the traffic lights in response (or not, for cyclists). This is my deduc...
by basingstoke123
23 Sep 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1233

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

Highway Code Rule 176. If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care. It doesn't specify what "not working" means, but if the lights don't change at all, to my mind, they ain't working! It's always difficult to kno...
by basingstoke123
8 Sep 2020, 12:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lane shambles
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Cycle lane shambles

It seems fairly common to move lampposts after making a path - pedestrian or cycle. Why? Not only does it compromise the surface, it must cost more money compared with doing things in the correct order. Perhaps its easier to make most of the path when convenient for the contractors / builders, and f...
by basingstoke123
30 Aug 2020, 11:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and laws
Replies: 38
Views: 1950

Re: Cycling and laws

Modern LED lights are excellent - both to be seen and to see. I find that at night and using good lights, I am given much more space by drivers than in the daytime. They do make a difference. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at night, and did not have working lights, you w...
by basingstoke123
30 Aug 2020, 10:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to do a cycle traffic survey
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: How to do a cycle traffic survey

Is the aim to get a more accurate count of cyclists on this roundabout, or to show that the council's figure is unreliable and too low? If the figures are much higher, then it should not take very long to observe 10 cyclists using the junction. While this will not give an accurate estimate of daily ...
by basingstoke123
26 Jun 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 48
Views: 8038

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

By definition, temporary traffic lights are temporary so by the time any problems have been reported they are history. Permanent installations are quite different and IMO, should be reported. This is particularly so with detectors that do not detect cyclists. At a busy junction, this may only be ap...
by basingstoke123
29 May 2020, 12:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 41
Views: 2910

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

I see that this is a 2 year old thread. Does anyone know George Wagstaff got on with his dissertation? A quick Google search shows that he graduated with a BA Honours in Environmental Management later that year (congratulations). So his dissertation was successful. Unlike the efforts to cater for cy...
by basingstoke123
8 May 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No-through roads
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: No-through roads

Do other people find no-through-road signs in rural areas to be an irresistible invitation? ..<snip>... After all, it's supposed to be an adventure. Except in Devon, many no through roads and dead ends do not have any 'No Through Road' warnings. But many road junctions have no road signs either. Or...
by basingstoke123
4 Mar 2020, 12:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 608
Views: 80788

Re: HS2

Utter madness. Have never had a reasonable explanation as to why we cannot extend existing infrastructure & run longer trains, rather than destroying huge swathes of valuable countryside by new line. How about the "reasonable explanation", repeated, over and over and over again, by pe...
by basingstoke123
25 Feb 2020, 12:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting tips
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: Commuting tips

Another essential item (in my view) is a good pannier (and carrier). Far better than a rucksack on your back. If at all possible, try to get one with a side pocket, which is very useful for all those small things like lights, glasses (or glasses case). My current pannier lacks a side pocket, and I f...