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by boliston
8 Jul 2017, 7:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Major new road in Cardiff opens
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Major new road in Cardiff opens

I'm not sure why it needed to be a "motorway style" road when it links up with a regular 2 lane road at one end. The main reason seems to be the ability to avoid the winding "ocean way" road. I'm not keen on the way there is no pavement or cycle lane - someone has mentioned the N...
by boliston
7 Jun 2017, 10:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Barriers on london bridges
Replies: 102
Views: 9246

Re: Barriers on london bridges

Of course they used what they had, but a little thought would tell you that cyclists are equally vulnerable to lorries being driven by a rampaging lunatic as pedestrians are... Use those barriers, but put them in the right place - outside the cycle lane. I'm not too keen on the idea of being "...
by boliston
5 Jun 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7239

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

Go onto google streetview, look at Princes Street, you will see that the council have painted the cycle route BETWEEN the tram lines, they built the tram route without any thought whatsoever for cyclists, they designed cycling OUT of the system. Now the council and others are saying we should use l...
by boliston
31 Jan 2016, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Main roads that don't allow cycling
Replies: 51
Views: 5752

Re: Main roads that don't allow cycling

I think there is a video of a cyclist using the limehouse link on youtube - although he seemed to be the fastest vehicle using it at the time
by boliston
28 Nov 2015, 12:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting - is a rucksack always going to be sweaty?!
Replies: 35
Views: 2063

Re: Commuting - is a rucksack always going to be sweaty?!

Used to use rucksack on my old bike but since moving to a brompton (after my old bike got stolen) I have used the "c-bag" that came with the bike and just clips onto a single clip at the front of the bike, and as it's clipped to the frame rather than the forks or bars it does not sway abou...
by boliston
26 Oct 2015, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting on the first Monday since clock change
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: Commuting on the first Monday since clock change

I wish they would just agree on a fixed time zone and stick with it all year round - in some ways GMT+1 would make sense as 9-5 commuting would mean going to work and coming home would be similar lighting levels all year round and no sudden change - it's that sudden change I hate so much
by boliston
29 Aug 2015, 10:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike provision on Beeston tram route and a question
Replies: 28
Views: 4224

Re: Bike provision on Beeston tram route and a question

Even though I cycle I would much rather see trams than busses in cities as a lot of people regard buses as an "inferior" form of transport so stick with their cars, but trams don't seem to have the same sort of poor image that busses have and they are much more pleasant to use than busses....
by boliston
23 Jul 2015, 11:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: my altercation
Replies: 33
Views: 7670

Re: my altercation

... he is firmly of the opinion that I was in the wrong because I was in the outside lane. I should have been hugging the left etc. ... I get horns hooted at me from time to time, in one particular place in central Bristol. At the top of Park Street by the Wills Building, if heading away from the c...
by boliston
19 Jul 2015, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: my altercation
Replies: 33
Views: 7670

Re: my altercation

There's no hope that it'll alleviate some of the traffic through the centre if they don't redesign the roads and put some restrictions in. We've reproven time and time again that more roads encourages more motor traffic, at least back to the Taunton bypass (M5) opening. Now Somerset County Council ...
by boliston
16 Nov 2014, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?
Replies: 22
Views: 2372

Re: Using a toucan to turn right: banned?

this sounds almost as daft as the rule that says you can only use an advance stop line if you have used the gutterside feeder lane - no logic!
by boliston
14 Nov 2014, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Give way to pavement cyclist when turning into side road?
Replies: 22
Views: 2367

Give way to pavement cyclist when turning into side road?

Cycling home today I was making a right turn into a narrow side road and there was a pavement cyclist coming towards me on the pavement and had started crossing the side road. Had it been a pedestrian I'd have been legally obliged to give way, but does a pavement cyclist have the same rights as a pe...
by boliston
28 Aug 2014, 10:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 60mph max limit on non-motorway, open to all users roads
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: 60mph max limit on non-motorway, open to all roads

Near me I often see cyclists pedalling along on a dual carriageway. Overtaken by lorries with 3 ft to spare. Cars tearing past at well over 70. I think they're mad. The amount of quite country roads nearby going to the same places they could ride instead. The roads are there for all, reps lorries, ...
by boliston
28 Aug 2014, 2:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 60mph max limit on non-motorway, open to all users roads
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: 60mph max limit on non-motorway, open to all roads

be careful what you wish for - a likely outcome might well be fewer roads "open to all" rather than reduced speed limits a lot of dual carriageways provide access to places so they would need to build an alternative access road if banning cyclists mopeds and horse drawn vehicles, eg like ...
by boliston
22 Aug 2014, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hand signals on bike
Replies: 31
Views: 3166

Re: Hand signals on bike

its best to always assume that any ped will simply walk into your path regardless of what you signal lol