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by basingstoke123
1 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2169

Re: congestion, roads discussion

Mike Sales wrote:Being well off enough to afford running a car is a constraint on choice of where to live.

Being well off enough to choose where to live or to move is an even bigger constraint.
by basingstoke123
1 Oct 2019, 12:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2169

Re: congestion, roads discussion

Yes, but hopefully horizon has done this or seen something written by someone who has to make such a statement with so much certainty. Isn't it obvious that those too poor to afford a car will have to travel by bus? No. Isn't it obvious that those people may have bought a car before they became poo...
by basingstoke123
28 Sep 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1344

Re: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

I had no idea that if you pressed the button and the traffic cleared after you press it, the lights won't change. I guess that's down to the detector things on top. Its clever but for someone raised in a country where jaywalking is illegal it kind of goes against the grain. I think that some lights...
by basingstoke123
23 Aug 2019, 12:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 35
Views: 2064

Re: the right road at the right time

do you avoid using certain roads at certain times under certain weather conditions? .. '.- a busy link between manchester and the M1 sheffield area which is a popular route for HGVs. conditions were awful - a strong crosswind from the south-west and lashing rain. up ahead on the main climb i saw tw...
by basingstoke123
20 Jul 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13186

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

A red light with a sensor to change it that does not detect a cyclist is not defective it's just been designed without taking into account all potential road users. It's a failure of planning, design or installation. If it's working as designed can you still go through on red or is it better to wal...
by basingstoke123
18 Jul 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13186

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

There's an on demand light junction near me and it doesn't always detect my bike. I get off my bike and walk out round the junction to carry on. Nobody else on a bike seems to do that as far as I've seen. It's just that I do it because of the principle. I can't criticise others if I don't do what I...
by basingstoke123
27 May 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1922

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

The Brighton Hill Retail Park, in Basingstoke, sometime last year replaced the poorly located Sheffield stands with .... more car parking. Removed cycle racks - streetview https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.2505621,-1.109621,3a,75y,153.21h,58.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sa2pZITq53WB_ma-AfPlriA!2e0!7i16384...
by basingstoke123
20 May 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 45
Views: 2045

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

When comparing driving and cycling while using a phone (or being drunk, or falling asleep), it's a matter of balance.
by basingstoke123
16 Apr 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 34
Views: 1634

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: 3868

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: 38
Views: 4229

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: 38
Views: 4229

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: 2853

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: 18733

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: 18733

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...