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by basingstoke123
20 Jan 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 18480

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

The problem with fixed legal restrictions based on age is that these apply legally to everyone, and cover ALL situations. The 1% (figuratively) of those affected who are unable to work - too bad. The law has to work equally in central London as in rural Devon. If there are problems with increased ri...
by basingstoke123
18 Jan 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

PS Official guidance is provided in Traffic Advisory Leaflet 15/1999 which makes it rather dated. At the time, I did have an exchange of views with the author which concluded with him telling me that it was aimed a "professionals" rather than cyclists. https://webarchive.nationalarchives....
by basingstoke123
16 Jan 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 73
Views: 16055

Re: WHAT!

Talking of ANPR, we've parked at Bristol Airport on occasion, and as you enter, you press a button and the machine spits a card for you to keep. On leaving, you go to a booth, insert your card, pay, then it spits it back at you and you push the card in the exit barrier machine and leave. I wonder i...
by basingstoke123
16 Jan 2019, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

Have you contacted Sustrans? They need to update their website to say that the route is blocked. I haven't looked at the links provided and don't know the area. But a similar thing happened on the NCN23 into Basingstoke. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=101006 The road diversion w...
by basingstoke123
15 Jan 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9829

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

If I understand correctly, the only reason that some A roads are still called 'A roads' and not 'motorways' is because several categories of users are prohibited from using motorways. There might be no physical difference to a motorway, but reclassifying it as a Motorway would require providing alte...
by basingstoke123
11 Jan 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 174
Views: 15828

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

DHL - Drop it, Hide it, Loose it. But I was told that by someone who had a temporary job as a multi-drop driver with competitor Omega (as it was then). That was before the days of smart phones and Google Maps, so drivers had to know the delivery area well. Distribution and delivery is not as easy as...
by basingstoke123
5 Jan 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12788

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

brynpoeth wrote:Times changed, how? Surely people had to eat back then, just as much :?

The evidence would suggest that people now eat more? The growing population (at individual level, that is) cannot be due only to less physical activity.
by basingstoke123
30 Nov 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BBC New website media request - What do you think of the government's new proposals for cycling?
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: BBC New website media request - What do you think of the government's new proposals for cycling?

The only commonality between pedestrians and cyclists is that both use human energy as a means of transport. Apart from that they are vastly different - but not according to the Government. The political reality is that they are both "active travel" and AT is having (relatively) large amo...
by basingstoke123
26 Nov 2018, 12:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BBC New website media request - What do you think of the government's new proposals for cycling?
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: BBC New website media request - What do you think of the government's new proposals for cycling?

I wish cycling and walking were treated separately. They aren't the same. As others have said: shared use facilities are disliked by cyclists and disliked by pedestrians. But these are the only two groups that shared use is supposed to serve. Which probably suggests that the real reason for shared ...
by basingstoke123
21 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?

...with a number of Councillors stating that they cycle a lot , some for transport, some for leisure, and want to do so more with their family... Thanks in advance. Tim Cycle Waterlooville. Really? That's most unusual. Perhaps ask them where they cycle and where they would like to cycle? That usual...
by basingstoke123
20 Nov 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?

HI All. So, if you live in Hampshire, and want a dutch style network of cycling infrastructure - not the absolute hodgepodge of useless shared paths that we currently have, then please can you fill in the survey below, should take no more than 10 minutes to put together a basic call for such a netw...
by basingstoke123
13 Nov 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 4592

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

What would be more interesting would be how many routes , not miles, are suitable for children. (I'm willing to concede a route as a section between destinations, e.g. neighbouring towns, not an entire NCN.) Even if the route from Mytown to Nexttown has 9 miles of high quality cycle route (dream on,...
by basingstoke123
12 Nov 2018, 11:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 4592

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

"Earlier in the year, the government announced £1m to repair and upgrade sections of the routes" - this compares very poorly to the £30bn for motoring announced just this month, but the BBC won't put the figure in context. How many people would notice the difference after £1M of improveme...
by basingstoke123
7 Nov 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?

Thanks for the alert to yet another consultation. If this was the first time that HCC had considered cycling, then I might be more optimistic. It isn't. I'm not. I guess we should continue to bang our heads against the solid stone wall of HCC, but it starts to hurt. Hampshire County Council does hav...
by basingstoke123
22 Aug 2018, 1:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19479

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

There is a staggered road crossing in my town that is supposed to be for cyclists. The fences and clearances are ridiculous for bikes. But that's Stafford for you, a total dump if you are a cyclist. The farcilities we have around here are worse than useless, badly planned, badly designed, badly bui...