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by Icsunonove
25 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared Space, Poundbury Poynton and elsewhere
Replies: 32
Views: 1309

Re: Shared Space, Poundbury and elsewhere

When I saw the original article, it inspired me to take a tour by Streetview of Poundbury. Judging by the shadows, the Streetview car was there at midday. The shops are open so presumably it was a weekday. What struck me was the complete absence of people. Also the sheer number of cars parked on ev...
by Icsunonove
25 Oct 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

If venturing into the Cotswolds: Chedworth Farm Shop. One of my favorites.
by Icsunonove
24 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Wales to Devon

As you've got plenty of time before the trip, it might worth considering fitting a pannier rack to your bike. (Assuming it has the necessary attachment points).
by Icsunonove
1 Oct 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stop Killing our Children
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Stop Killing our Children

I think it would be a start if, instead of allowing persistent offenders to keep their licence by pleading exceptional hardship they should be made to drive one of these. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35210572 45km/h max.
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 858

Re: Trends in windy days

Short answer is yes I think. Higher mean temperature = more energy = more 'weather'
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1545

Re: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace

I did PBP last month. My first time cycling in France. Over 1,000 miles covered. What an eye opener.... You know, riding along not having to worry about the next pothole. Can even ride in a straight line! Back here on a club run I'm spending most my time pointing out the next road defect to the ride...
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stop Killing our Children
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Stop Killing our Children

https://vimeo.com/361286029

A hard hitting and intelligent film. I know most here will be 'on message' already but it would be good to see it shared as widely as possible.
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Yet another Death?

Another way of looking at it is certain road users are being totally ignored and hence are being designed out of existence (metaphorically as well as literally). A body similar to the HSE should be able to hold those responsible to account. I suppose comes down to what society deems to be acceptable...
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Yet another Death?

As a society we make it someone's job to make the road network safer for all users. We give them a significant percentage of the roads budget to spend solely on this aim. We give them the authority to change speed limits where other interventions are not practicable. And then they refuse to do it f...
by Icsunonove
27 Sep 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Yet another Death?

That's all lovely but how can we change it? Clearly the 17% of the local population who cycle switching to locally-made Corker's crisps isn't going to be enough! That's the big question isn't it? :roll: As a society we make it someone's job to make the road network safer for all users. We give them...
by Icsunonove
26 Sep 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Yet another Death?

Don't we employ people whose responsibility is to try to make our roads safe/safer? Many roads, the A303 included, are being steadily 'improved' i.e. effectively being turned into motorways with, it seems, little real consideration for all road users. It is a case of prioritising motorised vehicle t...
by Icsunonove
25 Sep 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLING EVENTS
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: CYCLING EVENTS

If riding a bike was made easier, encouraged and made more 'normal' would there be less demand for such mass events in the first place?
by Icsunonove
19 Sep 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 36
Views: 1385

Re: Daytime lights

They may make you feel safer, which is good, and may make you feel more able to claim your road space. So a bit like helmets then? i.e. Any marginal benefit is promptly lost due to risk compensation? Quite possibly. But taking the road is usually recommended as safer than eg letting a motor squeeze...
by Icsunonove
19 Sep 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 36
Views: 1385

Re: Daytime lights

I wouldn't argue with anything you write eg in bold; I'm just sceptical whether any effect is large enough to make any real difference to safety . I'd be more concerned that there is an expectation to wear all this gumph or light up constantly and get hassled or worse forced to do so for no real be...