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by visionset
23 Jan 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Birmingham follows Bruges.
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: Birmingham follows Bruges.

Mick F wrote:Good post. Thanks.

I don't know Brum at all, so can't comment.
As for P+R closing at night, why for goodness sake?

In Plymouth on the A386 just to the north of the city centre it is 24/7/365.


Demand I guess, P&R was probably only ever there to solve congestion. But it is an easy fix eh!
by visionset
20 Jan 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Birmingham follows Bruges.
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: Birmingham follows Bruges.

In recent months I count, Birmingham, York, Bristol* and Brighton jumping on the bandwagon, at this rate even Barnsley et al might be joining up by the end of the year. <optimistic mode off/>

* okay so just a diesel ban, at least that ones the most concrete.
by visionset
8 Jan 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

And again"In 2016, 108 pedestrians were seriously injured by a bicycle", again, statement that is actually false, this distorts the truth in terms of who is at fault when a pedestrian gets hurt, there's no mention of at fault pedestrians when a cyclist gets hurt, why not? Where does it me...
by visionset
2 Dec 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

I don't doubt that nottingham is amongst the better and more forward thinking cities, but it still is not ambitious enough in it's vision. If it was, it would have shelved and replanned the new car park. It was always going to be built never washes. Slowly closing streets to traffic, yes but at a sn...
by visionset
26 Nov 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

brynpoeth wrote:-1
How far is it from the train station? Is cycle parking planned?

It is 160 metres away from the station and tram. And yes cycle parking will be reinstated. We do have a fair few 'hubs' for cycle parking
by visionset
26 Nov 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 1131

Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

unnamed.jpg This is Nottingham's new Shopping Centre, Evening entertainment, and yes most of that steelwork is a new car park, replacing the one they've knocked down in the same place. This all being built with help from an EU grant. How does that happen? They intend to stop through traffic in this...
by visionset
18 Nov 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

You can get almost any decent bike at ~40% off end of season. Try doing that in conjunction with C2W - :lol: Utterly pointless waste of time.
The idea of scrapping bikes is abhorrent. We do not need any additions to our throw away culture.
by visionset
8 Nov 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18959

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

On the 'building roads' thing, and its a bit OT, but I've never understood why building new roads is always something that Govt can afford and which is A Good Thing according to Anyone With Common Sense, and yet apparently we have like a £12billion backlog of repairs on the roads we already have......
by visionset
7 Nov 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18959

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

20mph, bollards and improved junction designs are as cycling specific as anything else - it's mainly cyclists and walkers that want them, sometimes buses if the bollards allow them through. The only completely cycling specific infra is probably something like a cycling bridge or tunnel that other u...
by visionset
7 Nov 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18959

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

It doesn't solve everything, but infrastructure changes are part of the solution, even if it's just 20mph, bollards and junction improvements. Without it, there will never be the numbers of cyclists to support other measures against the whining motoring lobby, unless there is some big disturbance l...
by visionset
7 Nov 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18959

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

I've ridden lots of France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and a recent ride round Amsterdam. Of all of that I can honestly say that infrastructure has almost nothing to do with feeling at ease on the bike. I can't speak for the inexperienced, but for me it is 99% to do with driver attitude. And that is ...
by visionset
5 Nov 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 5992

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

Surely roads aren't built with the intention of decreasing congestion, they are built to make rich people richer?
by visionset
26 Sep 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1850

Re: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

Well maybe most still do and it is just a few that really stand out. I'll have to take a video. Maybe it is because of screen gazing that speed perception, judgment etc is now really poor, so they take more care. (when not on snapchat or whatever)
by visionset
26 Sep 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1850

Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

Or rather pedestrians behave like it is a law like the US. It seems default behaviour in everyone younger than a certain age. Must adhere to the green man. Car take precedence. When you couple this with reduced cycling on actual roads for essentially the same reason. I've said it before but this men...
by visionset
14 Aug 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 6064

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

Locally, Nottm City Council is very pro-cycling and spent a lot of money on some very good cycling infrastructure... If you say so IMG_2502.JPG My OP lists issues with the Nottm infrastructure I use. I think it is terrible. But I also concede it is better than many. But to say it's mostly just gone...