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by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Commitment to Cycling in West Sussex
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Commitment to Cycling in West Sussex

I found this enquiry on the web. The problem with many authorities is all they think they need do is produce a strategy = job done. I'm not sure WSCC knows what segregated infrastructure is as they have sacked their cycling officers. Also WSCC seems keen on soft spending eg bikeability which is ess...
by Pete Owens
30 Nov 2018, 1:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4018433,-2.326306,3a,75y,108.35h,97.63t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szU51CEeG3yUZjm5YaPXxzA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DzU51CEeG3yUZjm5YaPXxzA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D337.73196%26pitch%3D0%...
by Pete Owens
30 Nov 2018, 1:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

Presumably the charge would apply to my own car going to the car park beside the Hilton, which I used recently. My wife and I stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights and parked the car in that car park. The car stayed there, unused, until we left. I wonder what we would have done if there had be...
by Pete Owens
29 Nov 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

This is really good news. Councils up and down the country have known that legal pollution limits were being breached in their areas for years, yet have failed to take any meaningful action due to fear of motorists. I'm sure the government's plan was to wait till we leave the EU - then legalise the ...
by Pete Owens
17 Nov 2018, 2:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 34
Views: 3482

Re: Hoax Farcility.

3 posts in 6 years is hardly obsessive. I'm sure you've posted more often than that on many topics. Three posts on this thread. I have started to notice cryptic and hostile reference to Warrington Cycle Campaign on several occasions on different and completely unrelated threads - for example in his...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 2:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 34
Views: 3482

Re: Hoax Farcility.

This seems to be somewhat of an obsession of yours, which presumably means you are a fan of NCN 4. Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83h...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

You might think that an apology is in order but that says more about your attitude than than the cycle paths. You are forgetting that it is Sustrans themselves who are finally admitting that the network is rubbish. A bit of humility following that would be entirely in order. And actually my dislike...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?
Replies: 40
Views: 890

Re: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?

It only takes a cursory glance at the heatmap to see that it is completely unrepresentative of everyday cycling. The people who use strava tend to be competitive riders measuring their performance. Even if they also happen to be utility cyclists I very much doubt they will be recording their local t...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

So finally they acknowledge what some of us have been telling them for 20 years that their network is c**p. You would think that at this point an apology would be in order, but no, just a request to give them even more money.
by Pete Owens
8 Nov 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..

It took the jury *five hours* to decide...! While it is extremely unlikely for a randomly selected jury to include 11 utter morons, there is always the possibility of one. And in this case they seem to have been utterly intransigent. I suspect 11 of the jury will have reached their conclusion withi...
by Pete Owens
7 Nov 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..

My reading of that case is that the defence was that there was insufficient evidence to identify the defendant as being the person who was standing in the carriageway and was alleged to have caused the crash. ie With stronger evidence of identification, a conviction was more likely. But what is the...
by Pete Owens
1 Nov 2018, 11:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17200

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Critically, no underpass or any other aid to crossing the A142 at any point along the route of this new bypass. I'm not sure that is quite true. About half of it appears to be a bridge which crosses the railway, the river and the NCN 11 cycleway. As pointed out above the cyclepath on the road from ...
by Pete Owens
29 Oct 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Budget 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: Budget 2018

Hardly surprising. This is the same Philip Hammond who was appointed transport secretary by Cameron in 2010 vowing to end the war on motorists. His "achievements" included ditching the previous governments casualty reduction targets, abolishing Cycling England, making it difficult to insta...
by Pete Owens
25 Oct 2018, 12:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

Spot on report. It is actually more depressing than the report makes out. It is not that developers are forcing car orientated development that the planning authorities are unable to resist, but planning policies forcing developers to design that way. One of the settlements mentioned in the report i...
by Pete Owens
20 Oct 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 63
Views: 2336

Re: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...

Oh no not the Dutch Reach again. Please will anyone who is still perpetuating this nonsense get into a car, try it and see for yourself that IT DOESN'T WORK. [...] Just tried and it does work. You must have exceptionally short arms if your face is pressed up against the window. Car designs and peop...