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by Pete Owens
22 Jan 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New housing not considering cycling and walking
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: New housing not considering cycling and walking

Looks like it was was written by an auto-supremacist who believes roads are exclusively for their use and believes cyclist should be confined to some gheto out of their way. It would help to avoid using culs-de-sac and design more permeable street layouts so that cyclists and pedestrians can choose ...
by Pete Owens
20 Jan 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 2870

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

"First they came for the Communists.........m" They may not be a problem in Northumberland, but in South Essex. ... list of common anti-traveller tropes ... Of course for every unpopular minority there will be a list of stereotypical behaviours that will be reeled off by the haters. for e...
by Pete Owens
17 Jan 2020, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Glazebrook Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Glazebrook Trail

The Bridgewater Canal has a tarmac surface south of the ship canal and is rideable on a road bike. There are annoying cobbles under a few of the road bridges, though I guess you wouldn't notice on an MTB. The only thing that might slow you down is that it can get busy with pedestrians at times - tho...
by Pete Owens
16 Jan 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Glazebrook Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Glazebrook Trail

I agree with xerxes - The Warburton bridge would be the highlight of the ride. There is a fine view to enjoy in addition to breezing past all the motorists queuing to pay the 12p toll. Using roads would be much faster as well as more direct which is a serious consideration for a commute that long - ...
by Pete Owens
16 Jan 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Since 2016, UK highways departments can use the Dutch solution: two parallel give-way markings across the road to connect a cycle lane on the left with an side cycleway on the right, clearly showing that motorists should give way. Like this It looks like some intellectually challenged Dutch highway...
by Pete Owens
10 Jan 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Maybe it has helped a bit. New "facilities" in my nearest town aren't all to my taste, taking cyclists on a convoluted and slow passage around roundabouts that I would normally do on-road in seconds, but I don't see any really daft examples among the newer stuff. But then you are on recor...
by Pete Owens
10 Jan 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

There are only so many original jokes to be made about the absurdity of cycle facilities. The original was intended to be a one-off - at the time I didn't imagine that there was such a rich vein of comedy materiel that it would keep going for 20 years.
by Pete Owens
8 Jan 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 773

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 Pete Owens
5 Dec 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New user + Advise on accident
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: New user + Advise on accident

As for my opinion, if the driver was turning, he certainly bears responsibility for ensuring that it was clear to do so. Your case is stronger if you were in a cycle lane. As pointed out by mjr above, if you were filtering (overtaking) at a junction, and not in a separate lane, the HC does say not ...
by Pete Owens
3 Dec 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23259

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

I don't think they are,they're saying it's an unwelcome additional cost to visiting relatives or attending as outpatients. Car storage is one of the cost of running a car - it is not an "additional" cost. Now car users have become so used to storing their cars at other peoples expense tha...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23259

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick, And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities. Car storage facilities that facilitate staff, patients and visitors to get to and...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23259

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

pwa wrote:Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick,

And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities.
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23259

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Well we were specifically discussing Taunton hospital - which is here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B000'42.0%22N+3%C2%B007'09.3%22W/@51.0115269,-3.122738,1407m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m17!1m10!4m9!1m3!2m2!1d-3.1192363!2d51.011655!1m3!2m2!1d-3.1049678!2d51.0148273!3e3!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.01...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23259

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

diapason wrote:parastes, of course ... get free parking.

Quite