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by Adnepos
19 Jun 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Using a raised table specifically to slow down cyclists is daft, and suggests motorcentric highway engineers/planners/consultants. However, if a raised table junction (not just across the side road entrance) slows down the motor traffic, then it sounds a good thing to me. Concure with the points ab...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

How about a raised table on the joining side road to slow joining traffic down. We have just such an example on my commute to work which seems to do the job. Through traffic continues as it always has, albeit a little more safely. I'd like a 'No Entry' from priority road (Back Hill/Station Road) in...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

I'm guessing it's the junction of Broad Street onto Back Hill in Ely. I've done some shouting there... Maybe it's worth asking whatever fool said it would slow cyclists why it might slow them, what would happen if they don't slow and whether they feel that's likely to reduce casualties? Highways co...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

I'm guessing it's the junction of Broad Street onto Back Hill in Ely. I've done some shouting there. Is the cycle lane directing you into secondary position across the junction mouth still there?... There is the usual paint on the road on either side of the junction, attempting to coral cyclists in...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Using a raised table the way they appear to have suggested seems somewhat bizarre. Do you have a Google Maps link to the junction? Here you go https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ely/@52.3941732,0.264833,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d81312cc8a7acf:0x1dfec02a13091c08!8m2!3d52.390988!4d0.2665389 As mjr po...
by Adnepos
18 Jun 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

How to improve safety at a junction

There is a collision hotspot in Ely Cambs that particularly affects cyclists. Priority is with straight up and down the hill (we are talking fen hill here but you can easily get up 20 mph on a cycle!) with a side-road at the foot of the hill. Motor drivers don't look properly when turning into and o...
by Adnepos
12 Jun 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail

Blow me down with a feather!

After all that silent treatment, I've just had a phone call from Network Rail -pedestrian access across the level crossing will be maintained during the repairs.

Good outcome - and a few miles of motor-free cycling into the bargain! :D
by Adnepos
8 Jun 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail

I've tried to keep this short... There is a rolling programme of road repairs in Cambridgeshire ('drought damage repair') and to date the contractors minimise disruption to cycling -can pass most of the time that the road is 'closed'. I provided Network Rail with the names and contact details of the...
by Adnepos
6 May 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 12 year olds
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: 12 year olds

As a twelve year old in the 1960's...Try doing that now!"[/i] Those who measure road safety by the number of deaths will tell you that the roads have been getting steadily safer since the sixties, and indeed for much longer than that. Ask those who measure road safety what has happened to cycl...
by Adnepos
17 Mar 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Major Roads Network Consultation
Replies: 18
Views: 2909

Re: Major Roads Network Consultation

This consultation closes Monday night. The main points I plan to make are: 1) An objective that recognises the need for cycling infrastructure on long-distance routes. For instance, Guidance on Walking and Cycling to be included, comparable to the Strategic Network, but there be some workable proces...
by Adnepos
4 Mar 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 8783

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

"Death by dangerous driving" doesn't put me (or apparently others) off driving, why should "death by dangerous cycling" put me or them off cycling?... Conviction for 'Death by dangerous driving' is very difficult to achieve because juries empathise with the accused. It would be ...
by Adnepos
2 Mar 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poll of cycle accidents
Replies: 41
Views: 16123

Re: Poll of cycle accidents

It might of been interesting to see how many on the forum had had no significant accidents. Nothing significant in 60 years of cycling although I have fallen off many times -gravel rash occasionally, a stitch to my chin once. Never another cyclist nor a motor vehicle involved. Dogs have run in fron...
by Adnepos
5 Feb 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12912

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

I was driving to supermarket today and was wondering, if in a 30 limit you had a choice between 10 cars driving 32mph through your village/past your kids primary school/etc. or 9 cars doing 30 and one doing 40 what would you chose. Debate about the numbers in real life, just wondering what people s...
by Adnepos
24 Jan 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: water fountains how not to get something "bad"
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: water fountains how not to get something "bad"

I worry about the muck that comes off the road and settles on my water bottle.

A 'bit of grit' in the mouth is unpleasant but what germs or poisons might there be?
by Adnepos
12 Dec 2017, 11:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 16721

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

The helmet-wearing requirement for school seems to be gathering momentum. See https/www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/on-yer-dodgy-bike-to-see-the-head-5tpl52sm6 Also on Cycling UK without the paywall http://road.cc/content/news/233703-school-brings-detentions-children-who-dont-wear-cycle-helmet From ...