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by andrewk
24 Dec 2016, 2:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sadiq Khan hires Nike executive for £98,000 walking and cycling czar role
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

Re: Sadiq Khan hires Nike executive for £98,000 walking and cycling czar role

I'm confused by the linking of cycling with walking. The only common factor is that both need more muscular energy than driving a motor vehicle, but there the similarity stops. Of course the view of a non cyclist such as Sadiq Khan, like so many other politicians, is that a cyclist is a pedestrian ...
by andrewk
24 Dec 2016, 2:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

Re: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists

No, everyone including those that don't have motor vehicles subsidise motoring, this has been proven time and again :roll: http://ipayroadtax.com/no-such-thing-as-road-tax/when-will-drivers-start-paying-the-full-costs-of-motoring/ IFS were quoted “Road use generates costs which are borne by wider s...
by andrewk
24 Dec 2016, 2:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

Re: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists

I also found the article funny. He certainly seems to be a total cretin. In the Spectator article he still bangs on about motorists paying for the roads... Actually they do pay for the roads and more. Motorists pay a fraction of the total cost of the roads in VED (& even the VED money collected...
by andrewk
22 Dec 2016, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

Re: Rod Liddle, Sunday times terrorist attack on cyclists

I also found the article funny.

tykeboy2003 wrote:He certainly seems to be a total cretin.

In the Spectator article he still bangs on about motorists paying for the roads...

Actually they do pay for the roads and more.
by andrewk
16 Dec 2016, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: opening car doors on cyclists....
Replies: 93
Views: 6676

Re: opening car doors on cyclists....

Stopping filtering on the inside would stop almost almost all commuter cycling in London, overnight (which many drivers would probably like, until the next day's gridlock). It would be almost impossible to ride in London without resorting to that tactic. A rush hour journey out of London (for me, 1...
by andrewk
6 Dec 2016, 7:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 770m for London cycleways
Replies: 24
Views: 4032

Re: 770m for London cycleways

Khan said he was delivering on his manifesto promise to be “the most pro-cycling mayor London has ever had”. Any pictures of him on a bike? Boris was always being photographed on a bike. Boris was a cyclist, Khan isn't but don't knock him for that. One doesn't have to be a cyclist oneself in order ...
by andrewk
6 Dec 2016, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Coroner blames headphones
Replies: 174
Views: 12476

Re: Coroner blames headphones

Many motorcyclists wear earplugs under their helmets, this in addition to riding in some cases a noisy bike and are thus mostly unable to hear other vehicles BUT they are trained to be more aware of other road users, to perform " life savers" etc. Many cyclists do not seem to be as careful...
by andrewk
4 Dec 2016, 7:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good news for killer drivers
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Good news for killer drivers

Stupid, pointless, ineffective knee jerk reaction sentencing proposals resulting from incomprehension of reality or unwillingness to address reality. There is a problem with dangerous driving...whilst under the influence of booze, or more commonly narcotics or fiddling with a smart phone. Draconian ...
by andrewk
15 Nov 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition
Replies: 58
Views: 5138

Re: Not again

malcolmlauder wrote:What's more worrying to me than the ill informed idiot who started the petition is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!



More likely people who are anti cyclists than ill informed.
by andrewk
14 Nov 2016, 7:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38424

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Draconian sentences, further legislation etc....when will people learn that fiddling with the law whilst ignoring enforcement is a pointless waste of time. Better to campaign to force the police to take enforcement seriously...people will only stop using mobile phones whilst driving if there is a re...
by andrewk
14 Nov 2016, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I want one of these! Ubco 2x2
Replies: 13
Views: 2622

Re: I want one of these! Ubco 2x2

Ubco 2x2 is too expensive v motorbikes plus it has weak cycle parts as against sturdy motorcycle parts....as MarkF wrote just buy a Van Van...cheaper, sturdier and more capable.
by andrewk
9 Nov 2016, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and the Police
Replies: 49
Views: 5906

Re: Cycling and the Police

Close passes, cutting up other vehicles, driving erratically, use of a mobile phone whilst driving, driving whilst under the influence of narcotics, RLJing..the list of examples of bad and dangerous driving is endless and the frequency of occurence is, I think, rising. Not surprising really, in the ...
by andrewk
8 Nov 2016, 10:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 197
Views: 32235

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Accent: also irrelevant. Can you hear people in their cars? You meant black and you know it. 1. When I remonstrate with the bad driver about their driving I get to hear their accent. 2. I meant what I wrote, African. HC, you may wish me to have meant black and may wish to misrepresent me thus but t...
by andrewk
7 Nov 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 197
Views: 32235

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst drivers: minicabs, people on mobile phones and African women. Seriously Andrew, what century are you living in? I'm appalled.[emoji107] I posted this and waited for the inevitable PC kickback. Its heartening to know that there are some who will always argue against any negative comment or vie...
by andrewk
7 Nov 2016, 2:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 197
Views: 32235

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst drivers: minicabs, people on mobile phones and African women.