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by Pete Owens
25 Apr 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Both a bit off the point. If the 50s could have lasted forever, so might have those "relatively high levels of cycling without significant levels of segregation." But then if the 50s lasted forever, we wouldn't even be here. Not to forget that since the 50s segregation has been the domina...
by Pete Owens
25 Apr 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

It's not dangerous Of course it is - and very obviously so. I don't believe even you are daft enough to make a habit of undertaking left turning vehicles. Highway engineers understand this which is why you have not been able to find a single example of conflicting lane markings for proper traffic t...
by Pete Owens
23 Apr 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

It is still as stupidly dangerous a manoeuvre - whatever euphemism you would prefer to use.
by Pete Owens
23 Apr 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 31
Views: 977

Re: Bath Spa traffic debate

And it looks as if they have wimped out and exempted cars from the clean air zone:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-47454884
by Pete Owens
23 Apr 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

infrastructure doesn't cause conflicts at junctions, Of course it does (again assuming that you use "infrastructure" to mean "segregation" for the purpose of argument) by its very nature. Conflicts between cycles going straight on and vehicles turning into side roads exist alrea...
by Pete Owens
23 Apr 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

StephenW wrote: there were too few intersections with no infrastructure to be valid. So what they are actually comparing is a very specific arrangements of segregation (one-way track bent away from the road) to other segregated layouts then simply assuming unsegregated roads correspond to whichever...
by Pete Owens
18 Apr 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

It may be a good idea to read the thread ... Perhaps you have not made such comments in this particular thread - which is why I specifically referenced other ones such as the recent one about trucks unloading. actions that would be entirely unproblematical were it not for the existence of cycle pat...
by Pete Owens
18 Apr 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Mjr prefers a separate infrastructure for cycling. This seems to avoid the fundamental issue (dangerous driving) and is likely to be far more expensive than more traffic police and prosecutions etc.. This is a false dichotomy in any case - segregation causes conflicts at junctions - thus requiring ...
by Pete Owens
17 Apr 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

... here is a quote from a 2017 paper by Schepers et al: "The overall safety effect of one-way bicycle paths on busy streets is positive. Dutch research indicates the likelihood of BMV crashes at unsignalized intersections is some 45% lower with a bicycle path deflected between 2 and 5 metres ...
by Pete Owens
14 Apr 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

the cycle lanes near me are great :? :- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4595634,-2.5955121,3a,75y,51.08h,56.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sISLV6kEfwd-ta66WmOyt4A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 That featured as facility of the month back in 2006: http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/facility-of-the-month/Februar...
by Pete Owens
12 Apr 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

So as usual, when confronted with the large body of academic research that has consistently shown the heightened risk caused by cycle paths at junctions, mjr resorts to his usual superficial hand-waving dismissal of anything that contradicts his personal prejudice for segregation - and this usually ...
by Pete Owens
12 Apr 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

I read somewhere - it may have been the CUK chipwrapper, but I don't recall - that the UK casualty rate for cyclists is lower for the road than for cycling infrastructure. It is most certainly the case that off-carriageway cycle paths parallel to a road vastly increase the risk of collision at junc...
by Pete Owens
11 Apr 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 98
Views: 2617

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

If the Scottish guidelines genuinely took account of the evidence that cycle lanes make conditions worse then those guidelines would recommend the removal rather than the installation of cycle lanes.
by Pete Owens
4 Apr 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3213

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

I don't see the problem. Just go round him, taking the lane. Carry on with your day. :) He is entitled to be there, just doing his, at times, difficult, job. and if you can’t take the lane https://twitter.com/jfparis/status/1113361405468655616?s=20 Yet another example of the problems that that are ...