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by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 7:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Saving time & money - the attraction of cycle-rail commuting
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Saving time & money - the attraction of cycle-rail commuting

Just to refresh this posting, with the change of government we may have opportunities to show rime & resource saving for the operator and through this benefits for Network Rail and ultimately the reduced burden on the public purse.

All examples welcome.
by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 7:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes on replacement busses
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Bikes on replacement busses

Caught this late - It would have been useful for Scotrail Cycling Forum meetings and if you failed to get a good reply you should have sent this to Passenger Focus. Dis you eventually manage to use the replacement buses (Shotts - might have been Hendersons and they are quite bike-friendly.
by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 7:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes on Buses
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

Re: Bikes on Buses

Clause 7(d) of the SMT conditions of carriage (when SMT was the Nationalised bus operation for Scotland) specifically stated that cycles would be carried on vehicles with the appropriate place to put them, subject to the space being available. This in effect meant that from 1986 I used to use the 59...
by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 5:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31833

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Just to resurrect this thread and inject a bit of life into it Very interesting to observe train crew shooting themselves in the foot figuratively by kicking off about bikes on 1M21 (07.00 Bristol TM to Manchester) Plenty of space 135 passengers on 264 seat train - no luggage (at this time of day it...
by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 4:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dropped kerbs
Replies: 53
Views: 16599

Re: Dropped kerbs

Presumably as a CTC member your crash and claim is being dealt with by RJW I have some interest in the limits of vertical misalignment through working on level crossings and tram line issues, and some 20 years ago responding to the consultation on the stupid idea that cycle traffic should have paral...
by dave holladay
2 Nov 2010, 3:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14451

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

This information on Chiltern runs completely contra to the ATOC policy agreed with all operators for the information issued on folding bikes. There was an issue with FCC for a while where they specified wheel sizes but I understood that all operators had agreed NOT to specify wheel sizes. However fo...
by dave holladay
20 Sep 2010, 6:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More victimised motorists - clamping
Replies: 30
Views: 3499

Re: More victimised motorists - clamping

On the road we simply return to the original arrangements, there is NO parking whatsoever on the carriageway - it is provided solely for the passing and repassing of traffic. If space exists and can be filled with parked vehicles then clearly public funds have been wasted on a superfluous area of su...
by dave holladay
4 Aug 2010, 10:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One leg power cyclist seeks route information
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: One leg power cyclist seeks route information

I know I had a b** hard slog from Grosmont to Thornton-le-Dale one evening - the climb from Grosmont to the tops was viciously steep.

Thank goodness the chip shop was still open when I got there.
by dave holladay
4 Aug 2010, 4:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One leg power cyclist seeks route information
Replies: 0
Views: 497

One leg power cyclist seeks route information

I've made the main posting on touring request. Max Burt deveised the J R Hartley ad campaign for Yellow Pages but following a crash he has lost most functions on his left-side limbs. This is not stopping hime from riding from Aberdeen to London to show that everything is possible. Local information ...
by dave holladay
4 Aug 2010, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One leg power cyclist seeks route information
Replies: 5
Views: 715

One leg power cyclist seeks route information

Max Burt is riding from Aberdeen to London on his trike, and because of a crash he was in 10 years ago he has only 1 leg that can power his progress. That (and the trike being a trike) can present a few headaches when he tries to avoid the nastiest of main roads where his slow speed can raise the le...
by dave holladay
13 Jul 2010, 7:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 24 points on the license and still driving
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Re: 24 points on the license and still driving

No real argument for 'exceptional hardship' if you cannot hold a driving licence you can still do most jobs - you simply have to travel in a different way - and the penalty for an offence that takes you over the limit can include the cost of paying for someone to drive you - it could even be factore...
by dave holladay
13 Jul 2010, 6:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31833

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

The 'design' of the hanging rack pretty poor - they have not used the weight of the bike to keep the tyres pressed against the bulkhead or better still to have the bikes part hanging - with padded hooks - if the bikes are not swinging around then the rims won't normally get marked and the padding wo...
by dave holladay
5 Jul 2010, 11:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: daft
Replies: 20
Views: 1305

Re: daft

I was on a course with a widow who, by necessity had had her 6 year old walking to school on his own for some time. He crossed 2 busy roads with crossing patrols but was knocked down by a driver breaking his arm. There was the usual horrified response until she pointed out that the incident had occu...
by dave holladay
1 Jul 2010, 2:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31833

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Picked up a group of regular commuters on 07.30-ish slot Sheffield-Leeds reporting up to 7 bikes plus Brompton can be aboard the XC 'fast' train to Leeds in the morning (That day 3 bikes, 3 Bromptons, 1 other folder, with 1 bike 1 Bromton from Chesterfield and anoother bike Leeds-York. Quick calcula...
by dave holladay
1 Jul 2010, 2:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclesheme & HMRC
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Cyclesheme & HMRC

There are solutions to this dilemma. 1) the value of many of the bikes purchased may be assessed from the value of the hire fleet bikes which are disposed of by most reputable bike hire operators. 2) we scrap the fudged system and move to a scheme where the employer leases the bikes from a bike prov...