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by snibgo
12 Dec 2014, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking
Replies: 30
Views: 3342

Re: Motorcycles using cycle designated parking

Ryan wrote:Am i really the only one that thinks this is off?

Is if "off"? Yes. Is it illegal? That depends.

If the land was part of the highway, and there were no parking restrictions, then motorists can park where they want provided they don't cause an "unnecessary obstruction".
by snibgo
8 Dec 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: why is there not a definative study about helments?
Replies: 115
Views: 3876

Re: why is there not a definative study about helments?

Although I agree with your overall point, that cycling is a lot less risky than walking (I would add, especially walking drunk), you are not quite accurate on this: The comparable number for cyclists is not relevant because they all involve a vehicle - the bike. True, a pedestrian tripping and falli...
by snibgo
2 Dec 2014, 8:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incident this morning - City of London
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Incident this morning - City of London

I think you'll find all coach drivers should know about the back "swing" on turns, as should drivers of lorries. I agree, of course. I was thinking about an explanation of the bad driving, not trying to excuse it. A driver who drives his coach into a cyclist should be charged with dangero...
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 6:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Enforcement of Road Traffic and Other Minor Laws
Replies: 35
Views: 4700

Re: Police Enforcement of Road Traffic and Other Minor Laws

I'm not challenging what you wrote, however I always thought that the speed camera took a photo of the driver as well as the reg. About half the pictures are from the rear of the vehicle and you can't even see that there is a driver. Even the ones facing the driver rarely show an identifiable face,...
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle proofing
Replies: 27
Views: 4620

Re: Cycle proofing

Ah, thanks. I hadn't come across the term before.
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 5:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Travel to school - missing the point
Replies: 55
Views: 6640

Re: Travel to school - missing the point

I've often wondered if anyone with any credibility has ever attempted to compare the cost of providing a school bus service, either using dedicated vehicles USA style or existing bus and coach services with the costs of allowing the school run to happen - eg. congestion, accident clean up and the i...
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 4:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 93703

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

[I haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if this point has been made.] Hence they try to avoid unnecessarily opening the main gates too lower overall risks. Yeah, sure. But gates can be modified. And they should be. If a car can easily go in and out, then cycling in and out should be just as easy....
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 4:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle proofing
Replies: 27
Views: 4620

Re: Cycle proofing

Oh, yeah, just before closing down all the web pages, I see they have come up with the bright idea of "Expressways". Just like motorways but without the inconvenience of having to ensure alternatives for non-motorway users. Gee, isn't that great. See https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s...
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 4:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle proofing
Replies: 27
Views: 4620

Re: Cycle proofing

The announced scheme west/east from my village is an upgrade from single to dual carriageway. If they leave the old road in place I will love it. If they don't I'll hate it. They reckon £250-500m just for that one road scheme, so £100m for all cycle schemes is a mere scratch. Skimming through the do...
by snibgo
1 Dec 2014, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: news paper nutcase
Replies: 46
Views: 7154

Re: news paper nutcase

Nice piccies. Is that a smudge on your lens? Tee-hee!

I fear that modern press photography doesn't have time for curve-pulling and other fiddling. I suspect the in-camera JPEGs are zapped off to the editor, who clicks on this one and that one, and that's that.
by snibgo
30 Nov 2014, 1:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving test
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Re: Driving test

"I am ready to be overtaken", from HC 1954:
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Of course, this absolutely does not mean, "Overtake me."
by snibgo
28 Nov 2014, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incident this morning - City of London
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Incident this morning - City of London

My current car, like many others, has its wheels almost at the corners of the vehicle, so there is almost no "tail swing". Perhaps the coach driver doesn't realise his vehicle has such a wide swing. "The driver then told me I should move out of the way if I see a coach coming from beh...
by snibgo
27 Nov 2014, 4:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it time for radicalism?
Replies: 55
Views: 4679

Re: Is it time for radicalism?

The key to this is curbing motor traffic speed and parking(for all but the infirm) This is beyond ludditeism! Sadly, I agree with both of you. I think UK society is dysfunctional. We have become addicted to cars, and have adapted our society to the needs of cars, to the detriment of humans. This ha...
by snibgo
27 Nov 2014, 1:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tanker lorry, spot on driving
Replies: 20
Views: 3002

Re: Tanker lorry, spot on driving

I'm out in the country, not far from Letchworth. The last few years, I've had very few bad encounters with HGVs. Hardly any, and the worst is when they are too impatient to overtake and sit on my wheel. Perhaps catching my slipstream, ha! This is self-defeating, as it makes it difficult for me to pu...
by snibgo
25 Nov 2014, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6204

Re: Using cycle paths

I honestly dont find it an issue. Lucky you. Getting on or off my bike is a pain. Literally. My dodgy hips give me pain when I get on or off. To me, cycling is sitting on a bike, pedalling with my feet and so on. It isn't walking while wheeling a bike. It certainly isn't lifting the bike over or ar...