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by Adam S
8 Jan 2013, 2:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC view on public footpaths
Replies: 85
Views: 3541

Re: CTC view on public footpaths

I pretty much agree with what Sirmy and Richard Fairhurst have to say. In principle I agree with improving access for cyclists and, where footpaths can be used with permission or a landowner is willing to dedicate a bridleway, that's all well and good. I certainly couldn't agree with a universal rig...
by Adam S
30 Dec 2012, 11:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Warning over cycling on pavements. Or is it?
Replies: 38
Views: 1888

Re: Warning over cycling on pavements. Or is it?

I can't imagine they are telling you to ride on the pavement if it's too dangerous on the road, but, as the police have the power to direct traffic in such a manner, i think you'd have a good defence for doing so until this is clarified.. Came across this somewhat confusing announcement on the News ...
by Adam S
22 Dec 2012, 5:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Death Wish Pedestrians
Replies: 43
Views: 2742

Re: Death Wish Pedestrians

If that was actually what happened it does seem ridiculous. I'd have though it was perfectly reasonable to sound your horn to draw the attention of someone who is oblivious to your presence. That said, we're only getting his side of the story and plenty of people do use horns aggressively
by Adam S
22 Dec 2012, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Me and a Porsche
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: Me and a Porsche

rjb wrote:I thought you were going to say he splashed you :lol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20797453
At least he kept the wipers going :lol: (about a minute in)


:lol:
In the clip: 1:00 "it wasn't a ford, actually it was just a normal road" , then what's the depth gauge for at 1:14?
by Adam S
22 Dec 2012, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Death Wish Pedestrians
Replies: 43
Views: 2742

Re: Death Wish Pedestrians

I dont see that they have right of way over any traffic just when it pleases them, not to look / pay attention at all. I just thought, maybe you mean that pedestrians have priority walking across (that would be at junctions) side roads if you are turning in to side road? If they see you or not :?: ...
by Adam S
21 Dec 2012, 3:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Death Wish Pedestrians
Replies: 43
Views: 2742

Re: Death Wish Pedestrians

I think it's worth considering the fact that walking is a mode of transport available to lots of people who are either incapable or not permitted to use other modes. The pedestrian you next encounter may be physically or mentally disabled, very old and frail, very young and inexperienced, deaf, bli...
by Adam S
20 Dec 2012, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

FWIW, I think it's unlikely that a pushed bicycle would be viewed as a normal accompaniment for a pedestrian, thus giving a right to push a bike down any footpath. However, i'm sure that such rights can evolve or be dedicated over particular paths. Well, a bicycle may not be a 'normal' accompanimen...
by Adam S
19 Dec 2012, 12:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

I might just cycle past the farm building (which is a public byway), and explain its impossible to cycle through his field. But I'm not optimistic. Ah well, you won't have lost anything by asking the question, and some people respond well when someone makes an effort to seek their permission. This ...
by Adam S
18 Dec 2012, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

There are 2 signs telling you not to start! I think a 'Private, No trespassing' sign above one saying 'footpath only: no horses, no bikes, no vehicles' makes the landowner's position sufficiently clear. I can't think of a just reason for disregarding both the law and the landowner's expressed wishe...
by Adam S
17 Dec 2012, 6:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

It is a bit hard from the map shown in the link in the OP to identify which path we are talking about, but the OS map shows a number of rights of way in the area: The only Bridleway I can see runs along the track NE from Foxton and then stops where it joins the red dotted line with crosses, which i...
by Adam S
17 Dec 2012, 5:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jury says dooring cyclist under bus not manslaughter
Replies: 64
Views: 3708

Re: Jury says dooring cyclist under bus not manslaughter

I don't think we have enough information about the bus following behind to say that the man in the car was solely responsible. Hypothetically, if a cyclist was to fall from his bike (simple loss of control) and then be run over by a following vehicle, would we be saying the cyclist was solely respon...
by Adam S
3 Dec 2012, 6:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Footpath to Bridleway
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Footpath to Bridleway

If the distinction was intentional, it could be to exclude larger pedal powered vehicles (eg. the traditional ice cream tricycle) in the same way that bridleways exclude carts, being a right of way for horses only.
by Adam S
30 Nov 2012, 7:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1085
Views: 296260

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi All, I've been 'lurking', following the forum for a bit as I've just started cycling again. Up until this point it's been mainly low mileage utility cycling and i don't exactly have a top of the range bike. However, I know i don't need to look any further for a source of inspiration in my new hob...
by Adam S
30 Nov 2012, 4:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Footpath to Bridleway
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Footpath to Bridleway

I cannot uderstand why a landowner (with the possible expection of some sort of public body) would ever volunteer to create a public right of way, or increase the rights on an existing one, when, as sirmy explains (if I've understood his comprehensive explanation properly) a landowner can permit ac...
by Adam S
30 Nov 2012, 12:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Footpath to Bridleway
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Footpath to Bridleway

A possible route is conversion under the Cycletracks Act 1984 , you'll need to get the local authority onside to raise the necessary order and the landowners so they doesn't oppose it. Trouble is that if anyone else does oppose it then the idea is most probably dead. :evil: Since the path is alread...