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by FatBat
13 Jan 2021, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads and cyclepaths with appropriate names
Replies: 22
Views: 838

Re: Roads and cyclepaths with appropriate names

Here in Huddersfield, there is a Tandem Way, which leads to the Tandem Industrial Park.
by FatBat
3 Dec 2020, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 40
Views: 1560

Re: Flashing headlights

A couple of days ago, I was driving home and wanted to turn right at a crossroads. Someone driving in the opposite wanted to turn right into the road on my left, so we had the usual "do we pass offside-to-offside, nearside-to-nearside, who goes first??" dilemma. The other driver then flash...
by FatBat
25 Aug 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to do a cycle traffic survey
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: How to do a cycle traffic survey

In my previous career, I commissioned and undertook plenty of traffic surveys. Accurately counting bicycles is relatively straight-forward on a bike-path, or similar, where bikes are the only vehicles. There are automatic counters available that can do this. Counting bicycles in a mixed traffic stre...
by FatBat
31 Jul 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 5761

Re: Highway Code revision - hierarchy of road users

In future he sequence of event should be as follows: 1. East Riding Councillor Chris Matthews applies to Department of Transport for £868000 of public funds to construct a high quality cycle route. 2. Councillor Matthews awards the contract to PBS construction to construct a narrow footway and thro...
by FatBat
8 Apr 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?

Does anyone have other examples of "Cyclists Dismount" signs on level crossings, whether straightforward or not? I recall one at this crossing: https://www.google.com/maps/@54.2988944,-1.5702115,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scNCC1h5lZKi9za10ozIeTw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The current Stre...
by FatBat
25 May 2019, 10:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 2261

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

My local Lidl (Holmfirth) has just replaced five Sheffield stands with five wheel-benders. Won't be going there again. .. Where do you shop instead, does your boycott cost you in time, cash, choice? Wish I had a lidl near home, I do have an aldi, it has wheel-benders I think, but I always walk ther...
by FatBat
25 May 2019, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 2261

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

Check your local planning policies and their permission. It would normally be a breach of conditions requiring secure standard parking here, which the local cycling campaign would report to the enforcement officers. On the case - our UDP did have minimum standards for cycle parking, but that has ju...
by FatBat
24 May 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 2261

Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

My local Lidl (Holmfirth) has just replaced five Sheffield stands with five wheel-benders. Won't be going there again.

I think I'll direct the store manager to this little video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 7Ab7peOB50
by FatBat
28 Jan 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Next target for the zealots? Scooters
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Next target for the zealots? Scooters

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/electric-scooter-users-arent-wearing-helmets-the-head-injury-rate-proves-it My summary: Researchers found 249 cases in one year of injuries associated with electric scooters in cities where "many thousands of riders are using electric scooters every day&q...
by FatBat
29 Aug 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Value for money of cycling farcilities
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Value for money of cycling farcilities

There is also this paper;

Evaluating the demand for new cycle facilities, by P Hopkinson and M Wardman.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 0X96000200

It looks like you have to pay for it.
by FatBat
29 Aug 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Value for money of cycling farcilities
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Value for money of cycling farcilities

@FatBat That is a useful post - thanks. Could you post any links to how campaigners can do a 'Value-for-money' assessment that will satisfy a council looking at any proposal. Maybe orientate this towards a single campaigner i.e. an individual with limited time and money at their disposal. Things mi...
by FatBat
24 Aug 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Value for money of cycling farcilities
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Value for money of cycling farcilities

During my days as a Right-To-Ride rep, my day job involved performing Cost-Benefit Analysis for proposed transport schemes (ranging from a 1km road just outside of Grimsby, to the High Speed 2 rail project). When I was "consulted" as Right-To-Ride rep, my professional training kicked in an...
by FatBat
25 Jun 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4856

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

From a careful reading of this thread, I think I've reached the conclusion that one day it might be compulsory to have a bell fitted, but it would be illegal to ping it. Who said the House of Lords was out of touch with reality?
by FatBat
25 May 2017, 10:22am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "Don't forget to wear a helmet"
Replies: 116
Views: 8564

Re: "Don't forget to wear a helmet"

If it is true and I dont see why not, it will include a very large fraction of people who sustained other injuries that would have killed them if the head injury hadnt. The other big issue is the hypocritical bias to cycle injuries. No-one looks at any other group with the same detail as there is n...