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by atlas_shrugged
16 Feb 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

I think yes. But then it depends what you define as a motor vehicle. I personally like to include mobility buggies into this category. I will never forget Steven Hawkins zipping around Cranebridge in his personal electric powered mobility buggy. He only had movement in his fingers and this could ope...
by atlas_shrugged
12 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1782

Re: 250 Miles

Alternatively compare two UK towns that are quite close to each other. Cambridge and Royston. Cambridge has loads of cycle accidents and some deaths. Nearby Royston has very few cycle accidents and no deaths. Just based on accidents/death rates Royston should be a very safe place to cycle compared t...
by atlas_shrugged
12 Feb 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1782

Re: 250 Miles

> Little Hollands” :shock: The Netherlands had the worst death rates for cyclists, in Europe last year. Nope. Not true. NL has a very high rate of cycling, much higher than elsewhere, and it is true this can cause more deaths. But this stat is meaningless and unfair to use as a comparison. There are...
by atlas_shrugged
11 Feb 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Minister
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Cycling Minister

And bizarrely whilst at Oxford or Cambridge they will have cycled quite a bit - since students are banned from having cars. But when it comes to doing anything to Prioritise Active Travel when in power then they are wanting. The exceptions may be: Boris: London cycle super-highways Gilligan: Running...
by atlas_shrugged
6 Feb 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 280
Views: 72439

Re: Up for a ride?

Should we postpone to a later date as +50mph gusts forecast for Sunday? Your call Cookie.
by atlas_shrugged
6 Feb 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1341

Re: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?

I think the whole world is waiting for a colour eInk SatNav so that there is a high resolution screen which is easily readable in bright sunlight and which has minimal drain on a battery like a Kindle does. The screen does not need fast update rates for walking or cycling (satnavs) which is unlike a...
by atlas_shrugged
19 Jan 2020, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.
Replies: 84
Views: 3529

Re: BLACK ICE & How to stay safe road riding in winter.

Sorry about the crash.

The Windcheetah trike was developed specifically to allow cycle training to continue during the winter months.
by atlas_shrugged
15 Jan 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 280
Views: 72439

Re: Up for a ride?

Sign me up. Have a whole bunch of mince pies to ride away!
by atlas_shrugged
15 Jan 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crash on Cyclepath
Replies: 31
Views: 2037

Re: Crash on Cyclepath

Malicious Autocratic Design
by atlas_shrugged
9 Jan 2020, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed humps - may damage immune system
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Speed humps - may damage immune system

Work by scientists at Kings college London shows that pollution resulting from speed humps may damage the immune system: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2020/01/09/do-have-london-throat-scrapping-speed-bumps-could-help/ This will affect everybody - not just the people driving the cars. Could spe...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Jan 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crash on Cyclepath
Replies: 31
Views: 2037

Re: Crash on Cyclepath

Very sorry to hear of your crash into an unexpected obstacle. I am surprised there has not been the usual queue of folk on this thread victim blaming and suggesting you use better lights and that they always cycle to the conditions blah blah. Anecdotal evidence is clear that cycle paths are treated ...
by atlas_shrugged
2 Jan 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Manorway at 100 Project (South Essex)
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: The Manorway at 100 Project (South Essex)

Really good initiative - well done. Re cattle I would advise seeing what they do about this in Cambridge. The paths are open and cattle can wander on and off the paths and have never been known to be a problem. Mini cattle grids are used to keep cattle to their zones and permit walkers and cyclists ...
by atlas_shrugged
22 Dec 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Folding bicycle choice for London commute
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Folding bicycle choice for London commute

Definitely a Brompton. If not new then buy 2nd hand.
by atlas_shrugged
21 Dec 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'
Replies: 28
Views: 1688

Re: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'

One of the major motivations for the design of the Windcheetah trike was to allow training through the winter months.

For the lucky ones this means a bike for all seasons.
by atlas_shrugged
21 Dec 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by a car this morning looking for a bit of advice
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Hit by a car this morning looking for a bit of advice

I am not sure why the police will not give you a reference number. If you have no reference number then it is impossible to get back to the police and refer to the same accident. You would need to give the details all over again. It is vital to get all crashes reported even if the cycle is the only ...