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by dave holladay
31 Oct 2012, 8:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14454

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I'll see what options there are to produce a card or printable sheet that states 1) The Manual Handling Regulations (1992) specify limits for safely carrying a loads over distances, and their assessment indicates that carrying a folded bike for a substantial distance exceeds those limits, and increa...
by dave holladay
24 Sep 2012, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WARNING: Bicycles in aircraft !
Replies: 71
Views: 18168

Re: WARNING: Bicycles in aircraft !

The problem is not so much with easyJet but with the contractors who deliver ground handling services. At Luton they use Menzies (and the staff at the gate wear Menzies tabards reather than easyJet uniforms - and they can't pronounce Menzies correctly either!). Probems tend therefore to be airport r...
by dave holladay
11 Aug 2012, 11:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Coast franchise. New trains.
Replies: 6
Views: 15365

Re: East Coast franchise. New trains.

These trains should be future proofed for EC Regulation EC 1371/2007 on passenger rights’ and obligations “Railway undertakings shall enable passengers to bring bicycles on to the train, where appropriate for a fee, if they are easy to handle, if this does not adversely affect the specific rail serv...
by dave holladay
23 Apr 2012, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beware Gatwick / Norwegian airline & unpacked bikes
Replies: 39
Views: 24015

Re: Beware Gatwick / Norwegian airline & unpacked bikes

Rail is becoming increasingly the better way to go, especially if you can bag up a bike as carry-on luggage (120cm x 90cm). Recommend DB (UK office/online) for making the bookings, but you may need to check Eurostar for cross channel leg.
by dave holladay
19 Apr 2012, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who to contact in CTC?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Who to contact in CTC?

The Green MEP (German) Michael Kramer and a Belgian counterpart have delivered a sustainable tourism bill as well as the Third Railway Package - where ECF co-ordinates to deliver a key requirement that we pushed hard to keep in the passengers' rights legislation - the provision to take cycles on tra...
by dave holladay
17 Apr 2012, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who to contact in CTC?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Who to contact in CTC?

PS we did some useful work on getting groups booked in as groups with Brittany and P&O so that you can benefit from full cabin rates, and know that you can/could get a group on the Fleetwood-Belfast service. Also worth checking out an increasing number of small high speed foot 7 cycle ferries in...
by dave holladay
17 Apr 2012, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who to contact in CTC?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Who to contact in CTC?

It probably is a matter that the government takes a great interest in, and the ease with which a pedestrian or cyclist can melt into the local environment makes it very handy to have them nicely boxed up in cars and buses when passing through border controls.
by dave holladay
17 Apr 2012, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who to contact in CTC?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Who to contact in CTC?

Andy alerted me to this thread. I've had discussions with the Ramsgate-Oostende operator and the situation is likely to remain that cyclists and foot passengers won't be taken as individual passengers, but a small minibus or taxi can make the crossing and carry you between port entrance and berth an...
by dave holladay
13 Feb 2012, 2:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31833

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Interesting - this suggests that Southern should have delivered a cordon policy like SW Trains - very useful as there is a Stakeholder meeting on Friday 17th. If you get an opportunity for pictures even better. Assessment by your carriage - say 60-70 seats roughly how many filled? This should give s...
by dave holladay
23 Oct 2011, 11:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cycle Lockers -display of use of terms and conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: cycle Lockers -display of use of terms and condition

Looks like the equivalent of an RTFM fault here. Locks which are securing the door on a locker which does not have a bike in it are presumably 'reserving' that locker for a person who may only use the locker on weekdays or even fewer times in a week. Read that way the statement is a clear notice of ...
by dave holladay
22 Oct 2011, 1:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic sign review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Traffic sign review.

MickF It is presumably faster now to use the Torpoint ferry when the queues build up for the bridge - and prompts a point to wonder how best to sign a route which is more suitable for cycling and walking. In Warrington - en route for a CTC campaigns event I found the only route with signage to Liver...
by dave holladay
22 Oct 2011, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic sign review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Traffic sign review.

More on topic Some of the initiatives will be hard to deliver unless the legal backing (RTA) and Highway Code Rules enforce the position. Rule 170 for example covers pedestrians travelling on a footway having priority over turning traffic from the parallel carriageway, but has failed to catch up wit...
by dave holladay
22 Oct 2011, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic sign review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Traffic sign review.

putting on journey times rather than distances (at what speed?) Hurrah! I've waited all my life for this. At last, the final admission - journeys are not based on distance but on time - which means that every traffic scheme from around 1951 has been a complete waste of money: people simply increase...
by dave holladay
21 Oct 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 608
Views: 81016

Re: HS2

For most journeys the door to door times are LONGER using HS2 - even from Coventry it is faster to use the current route. HS2 is an isolated stand-alone route - just go back over the past 6 months and check-out what has gone pear shaped on HS1 and the Channel Tunnel. One incident at Ashford stopped ...
by dave holladay
21 Oct 2011, 10:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31833

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Northern has 3 cycling forum meetings per year. Secretariat is provided by Sustrans and CTC volunteers. I suggested this with quid pro quo of free travel for secretariat at start so we could use the 2003 base line data for station cycle parking survey to deliver a more comprehensive resource of the ...