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by Adam S
25 Apr 2014, 1:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: governors to limit motor vehicles speeds to speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 9816

Re: governors to limit motor vehicles speeds to speed limits

SleepyJoe wrote:In addition, it can't take account of traffic or weather conditions and will encourage drivers to drive at the limit regardless.

A few people have said this. But why?
by Adam S
25 Apr 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Politically correct in Yorkshire.
Replies: 50
Views: 2538

Re: Politically correct in Yorkshire.

kwackers wrote:
Adam S wrote:I once had someone I didn't know address me as "my lover". I think that was down Cornwall way

Sure that wasn't just a result of having worn beer goggles? :wink:

Cider goggles :lol:
by Adam S
25 Apr 2014, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Politically correct in Yorkshire.
Replies: 50
Views: 2538

Re: Politically correct in Yorkshire.

I once had someone I didn't know address me as "my lover". I think that was down Cornwall way
by Adam S
25 Apr 2014, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

It certainly does depend on the how we define "permissive" and "right". These terms tend to be used to mean mutually exclusive things in a ROW context There are many permissive access agreements and those are the kind of paths you see marked on OS maps. If you take the term permi...
by Adam S
24 Apr 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

Yes. There is a big difference. To be clear, there is no such thing as a permissive right. We either have the right to do something or we do something with permission. We may use terms like permissive bridleway as a convenient description but it doesn't necessarily mean that access is necessarily eq...
by Adam S
24 Apr 2014, 11:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

So it seems they allow horses but not cycles? You can hardly call it a permissive bridleway, then. It's just a footpath that has temporary permission for horses. Maybe the owners know riders but not cyclists. The main thread is about a public footpath with signs saying 'no bikes'. Drossall mentione...
by Adam S
24 Apr 2014, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

Personally, I'd be irritating the council about fixing the alternative route instead of trying to create another which will then be subject to all the usual RoW pressures, but I don't know the local situation. I hinted earlier that the earlier depiction on the OS map of a cycle route along the path...
by Adam S
24 Apr 2014, 12:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Restricted Byway Access?
Replies: 84
Views: 15829

Re: Restricted Byway Access?

Just noting that the online OS get a map doesn't show the off road cycle route on the 1:25k view (use the "Leisure" button at top left of the map to see the 1:50k & 1:25k views) there when I looked today. I wonder if there was previously some permissive access agreement to allow cycle...
by Adam S
27 Mar 2014, 11:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

One of the things that rather surprised me was the judge's direction to the jury (my wording here) about the kosher users of a right of way being able to deal summarily with any interference with their right, including not only physical obstructions but people who should not be there. This was sepa...
by Adam S
27 Mar 2014, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

I thought it was quite an interesting article, even if the main proposition is distinctly iffy. It's arrant nonsense. Which is why nobody would ever test such an argument in court where money was at stake. It's only of any use for someone desperately seeking some justification for something they do...
by Adam S
24 Mar 2014, 11:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

I know, and everyone knows that private land is private land. All land belongs to someone. If a public footpath crosses a field or open land, we all know that land belongs to someone, we don't need a sign to say that the land belongs to someone. Therefore we all know the rules? Yes, but it's only a...
by Adam S
24 Mar 2014, 2:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

where it gets complex is for example common land, where the use of a vehicle would be illegal (criminal law) without the permission of the landowner, but where twenty years use as of right can still create that right by prescription because they could have granted it even though they haven't (Bakew...
by Adam S
24 Mar 2014, 9:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

Did they knpw all that in 1835? :wink: Ahem, no :oops: Not the second part anyway. The assumption that the highway (generally) extends for the full distance between highway fences or walls and includes the verges is pretty ancient, so it would have been known that any new paths were part of the exi...
by Adam S
23 Mar 2014, 10:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

... So we're back at pretty ancient common law principles that 'one cannot be punished for doing something that is not prohibited by law, and cycling on a footpath isn't! Unless that footpath is at the side of a road and is what we would now refer to as a footway. And, AFAIK, the rest of your post ...
by Adam S
22 Mar 2014, 5:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling on Public Footpaths
Replies: 77
Views: 6951

Re: Cycling on Public Footpaths

Thanks Labrat. I too have only read summaries of R v Matthias, so it's good to have some additional information about what was considered. I also forgot to mention that nuisance was a consideration when considering applications to record higher rights