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by Pete Owens
20 Oct 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 25
Views: 859

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...
by Pete Owens
19 Oct 2018, 1:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 25
Views: 859

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. Reach over to the door handle with the wrong hand and press your face right up to the window and enjoy a magnificent vie of ... your door pill...
by Pete Owens
17 Oct 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 918

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

The only bit of the ring road where cycling is banned is over the Dunkirk flyover, near the QMC, and only over the flyover itself. Are you sure? I can't see any signs on street view. Roads with cycling bans can be seen on this map: http://product.itoworld.com/map/151?lon=-1.10930&lat=52.93418&a...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2018, 11:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2017 Road casualties annual report
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: 2017 Road casualties annual report

The big thing that stands out is the effect of the 2010 general election. Please leave fallacious comment regarding politics out of the discussion. Not at all fallacious. This forum is about "public policy" - Public policy is set by the government - the government changed in 2010. The pre...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2017 Road casualties annual report
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: 2017 Road casualties annual report

The big thing that stands out is the effect of the 2010 general election.
by Pete Owens
24 Sep 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2349

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

kwackers wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Driverless cars on redways, What Madness :(

The number of cyclists I see staring at their mobiles whilst riding I reckon we're entering the age of the riderless bike.

Given that the pods driving round MK have a maximum speed of 15mph that is effectively what they are.
by Pete Owens
22 Sep 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 169
Views: 14008

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

It wouldn't make sense for an events company to insure against cancellation due to weather. They are better off absorbing the losses themselves. Cancellation due to weather is a reasonably routine occurrence so plan a 5% budget surplus to cover the occasional loss, rather than pay 10% to an insuranc...
by Pete Owens
13 Sep 2018, 1:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????
Replies: 49
Views: 1256

Re: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????

That said, I agree that it's not the best measure. I'd suggest the rule of thumb should be to move the car completely into another lane. Then even with narrow lanes, I think you'll still be more than 1.5m away - and seeing as even with wide lanes, you have to put some of your car into the next lane...
by Pete Owens
13 Sep 2018, 1:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????
Replies: 49
Views: 1256

Re: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????

To put this in perspective we have yet another police force taking action on close passing - which is an overwhelmingly good thing whatever quibbles we may have about a car door being a good visualisation of enough space. Probably the reason the car door came into it is that part of the training tha...
by Pete Owens
1 Sep 2018, 12:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester Going Dutch
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Manchester Going Dutch

Given that this: http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/facility-of-the-month/September2018.htm Is an example of the quality of the much hyped Wilmslow Road cycleway - which is designated an "existing" beeline I wouldn't get your hopes too high. That isn't typical & is at the outlyi...
by Pete Owens
31 Aug 2018, 12:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester Going Dutch
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Manchester Going Dutch

Given that this:
http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/facility-of-the-month/September2018.htm
Is an example of the quality of the much hyped Wilmslow Road cycleway - which is designated an "existing" beeline I wouldn't get your hopes too high.
by Pete Owens
27 Aug 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 213
Views: 4883

Re: Geraint Thomas....

Anyone under the impression that helmet wearers are in the majority need to look a little further than their immediate circle. I don't know what the true figure is. I did my own small survey a few years ago, in City Road (London). It was 50%. Others have claimed helmet wearing is as low as a third,...
by Pete Owens
26 Aug 2018, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4363

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Inter-green stages are most certainly not to long - they are too short. And they are not there to provide an allowance for RLJs. The formula for calculating the length of the all-red stage is based on the time it takes for a car to clear the junction from a standing start. (note: a car not a bicycle...
by Pete Owens
26 Aug 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 213
Views: 4883

Re: Geraint Thomas....

I wonder what punishment he would impose on this cyclist:
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by Pete Owens
25 Aug 2018, 1:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4363

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

One is that some people at least have a greater tendency to notice cyclists breaking the law than they do motorists. ^^^^ This. It is all about how we cyclists as an "out group" are treated. Everyone infringes the rules to a greater or lesser extent, but there is a tendency to understand/...