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by basingstoke123
23 Aug 2019, 12:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 27
Views: 1001

Re: the right road at the right time

do you avoid using certain roads at certain times under certain weather conditions? .. '.- a busy link between manchester and the M1 sheffield area which is a popular route for HGVs. conditions were awful - a strong crosswind from the south-west and lashing rain. up ahead on the main climb i saw tw...
by basingstoke123
20 Jul 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 11978

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

A red light with a sensor to change it that does not detect a cyclist is not defective it's just been designed without taking into account all potential road users. It's a failure of planning, design or installation. If it's working as designed can you still go through on red or is it better to wal...
by basingstoke123
18 Jul 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 11978

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

There's an on demand light junction near me and it doesn't always detect my bike. I get off my bike and walk out round the junction to carry on. Nobody else on a bike seems to do that as far as I've seen. It's just that I do it because of the principle. I can't criticise others if I don't do what I...
by basingstoke123
27 May 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1847

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

The Brighton Hill Retail Park, in Basingstoke, sometime last year replaced the poorly located Sheffield stands with .... more car parking. Removed cycle racks - streetview https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.2505621,-1.109621,3a,75y,153.21h,58.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sa2pZITq53WB_ma-AfPlriA!2e0!7i16384...
by basingstoke123
20 May 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1979

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

When comparing driving and cycling while using a phone (or being drunk, or falling asleep), it's a matter of balance.
by basingstoke123
16 Apr 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 34
Views: 1549

Re: Bath Spa traffic debate

This brings back memories of my time at Bath Uni. Have you cycled up Bathwick Hill? Cycling would not be for everyone there, certainly not the elderly or infirm. E-bikes might widen the range of people who could use a bike, but how good are they on long steep hills? Yes. You don't realise how long i...
by basingstoke123
8 Apr 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 92
Views: 3750

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

Bonefishblues wrote:But it's the probability of being caught, not the severity of the punishment that drives behavioural compliance.

Someone who already has points already has been caught! And to get close to 12 points, caught more than once. It seems that some always have points - as points expire, they gain more.
by basingstoke123
20 Mar 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 30
Views: 3679

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

Segways etc. can’t be used on the pavement because they are a danger to pedestrians They can’t be used on the roads because they don’t have the things that motor vehicles on the road need in order to be safe - lights, indicators, horn, tax, insurance, inspection It seems entirely logical to me Agre...
by basingstoke123
20 Mar 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 30
Views: 3679

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

One problem with laws and regulations is that they lag behind new ideas and new developments. Sometimes this results in laws failing to regulate new developments, or having requirements that have become irrelevant. Other times, out of date laws and requirements can inhibit new developments or improv...
by basingstoke123
19 Mar 2019, 11:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

Re: Lancashire's most dangerous roads for cyclists

I'm not sure the figures do tell you which bits of road are the most dangerous. The A6 is a very long road. If it was only averagely dangerous it might still have a higher total than most others because of its length. What you need is figures per kilometre, and even then you would be getting a not ...
by basingstoke123
1 Feb 2019, 12:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18603

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

One of these he reasons I chose the diagram was the mention of younger people. What used to happen was that the Parents would move as they got older, but their children would "inherit" the rural home. This maintains an age range This was common on farms. The parents would move into an ann...
by basingstoke123
1 Feb 2019, 12:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18603

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

A popular argument, but for many present rural dwellers, if they had not had a car in the first place, or been unable to drive for any reason they would never have moved to a rural location. The opposite is actually the real problem. Many rural communities are having problems because people are bei...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7291

Re: Cats

The real danger around these parts is pheasants - they are particularly stupid creatures...... They run to the side (and it's easy to think they are escaping, like most animals would do), however they then come back at you and sometimes repeat this 'movement' several times :roll: It's as if they ar...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12856

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

I thought the planning game was pretty well settled now. 1) Apply for planning permission, including lots of proposals for cycle friendly infrastructure, landscaping, children’s play areas, community facilities etc. 2) Get awarded planning permission 3) Apply for a variation removing requirement fo...
by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 1:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18603

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

When people live in areas that have no, or minimal public transport they are making a choice.... But to live in such areas and run a car you have to have the income to do it.... If you can afford to live in these sorts of rural areas, you can afford to move to more urban locations. That's the choic...