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by Adnepos
3 Mar 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What would be expected of a competent and careful driver,
Replies: 20
Views: 10307

Re: What would be expected of a competent and careful driver,

You need to report your diabetes to the DVLA if you are a non-professional motor vehicle driver if your doctor thinks that you are at risk of developing hypoglycaemia -and tells you to report. For instance, if you inject insulin, any right-minded doctor will tell you that you must report to the DVLA...
by Adnepos
28 Feb 2017, 10:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Re: Cost of Underpasses

I agree that changing the geometry of both roundabouts will be the only option now left open. The existing path heading south from the site of the proposed eastern Bypass roundabout has always been silly for a variety of reasons. One that I didn't mention above is that walkers and cyclists want to a...
by Adnepos
20 Feb 2017, 6:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Re: Cost of Underpasses

If the underpass is near to the new eastern roundabout then why not run a cycle path along the new road until it is near to the existing cycle path (which runs north-south) and then have one common underpass at this point (where the new road will be high in order to clear the river). Granted this w...
by Adnepos
20 Feb 2017, 6:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Rob Archer wrote:Just for clarification -
NCN between Barway and Ely is in a bad way and the section near Barway has never been any different.

However, I am talking about a route across the A142 at the to-be-built eastern roundabout of the new Bypass.
by Adnepos
18 Feb 2017, 2:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Yes, the highway needs to be back to ground level at the eastern roundabout, which is where the pedestrian/cycling traffic best crosses the main road. To effect an underpass at the embankment would be a bit of a detour. Any form of crossing would not be safe -and would likely hold up the motorised t...
by Adnepos
17 Feb 2017, 9:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Cost of Underpasses

My council has decided that a planned underpass for a busy road will not, after all, be built because they have been told that it will be expensive. See http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/council_scuppers_cycle_pedestrian_underpass_for_ely_southern_by_pass_after_hearing_of_1_million_extra_cost_doesn_...
by Adnepos
4 Feb 2017, 8:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike cameras
Replies: 36
Views: 2485

Re: Bike cameras

I use the Cycliq Fly6 (rear) and Fly12 (front) and am happy with them. They automatically overwrite the memory card when it becomes full. When considering the price and space on bike, remember that Cycliq devices are bike lights as well as cameras. They have a good battery -time depends on how much ...
by Adnepos
29 Oct 2016, 6:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bus Deliberate Collision?
Replies: 76
Views: 8344

Re: London Bus Deliberate Collision?

...As Makk11 posted and any look at footage of Cambridge cyclists in traffic shows, this is far, far from sure to prevent the need to deal with close encounters of the two wheeled kind. They can only avoid those in front and can do nothing to avoid those coming from behind to sneak alongside. This ...
by Adnepos
28 Oct 2016, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bus Deliberate Collision?
Replies: 76
Views: 8344

Re: London Bus Deliberate Collision?

Hi AndyBSG At 1416h today, already committed in the priority lane (heading SE) on Magdalene St Cambridge, a fellow cyclist and I were squozen into a very restricted space by an oncoming (we were in plain sight) Stagecoach bus AE07KZD. Only ten minutes later, on St Andrews St, Citi bus AW10BWG overto...
by Adnepos
28 Sep 2016, 9:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highways Road Maintenance And Any Statutory Duty To Consider Cyclists ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Highways Road Maintenance And Any Statutory Duty To Consider Cyclists ?

On several occasions I've been caught on a longish stretch of single carriageway between temporary traffic lights, with nowhere to go (eg deep trench on one side and parked up maintenance vehicles on the other) in the face of oncoming traffic. This is particularly pressing when the stretch is uphill...
by Adnepos
26 Sep 2016, 12:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4928

Re: Cycle path speed

Quite a few folk will know this route - the A1307, southern side of the Gog Magogs, Cambridge. The Track is shared with pedestrians (not many of them walk along it) and is about 1.5m wide. The 'bushes' (including brambles, nettles and the rest) encroach on one side and on the other side, at the poin...
by Adnepos
25 Sep 2016, 6:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4928

Re: Cycle path speed

It depends on too many factors to say, really. How wide it is, how busy it is, what's the surface (ie, how easy is it to brake on when necessary) are there concealed entrances to it.... I was toiling uphill on Cycle Track at a few mph when a pedestrian emerged from the bushes right in front of me. ...
by Adnepos
21 Sep 2016, 10:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle path speed
Replies: 61
Views: 4928

Re: Cycle path speed

It depends on too many factors to say, really. How wide it is, how busy it is, what's the surface (ie, how easy is it to brake on when necessary) are there concealed entrances to it.... I was toiling uphill on Cycle Track at a few mph when a pedestrian emerged from the bushes right in front of me. ...
by Adnepos
15 Jun 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Acknowledgement of comments on draft cycling and walking investment strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Acknowledgement of comments on draft cycling and walking investment strategy

I submitted comments to DfT by email (walking.cycling@dft.gsi.gov.uk) on 4 April but have received no acknowledgement. I would have expected some kind of response... I am worried that my contribution has been ignored.

Has anybody received acknowledgement of comments?