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by basingstoke123
29 Jan 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7325

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: 12937

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: 18732

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...
by basingstoke123
28 Jan 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 7325

Re: Cats

bogmyrtle wrote:If you put yourself at cats eye level there isn't much of s bike that's visible to them.


Cats eyes just stare back at me!
by basingstoke123
24 Jan 2019, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury plain
Replies: 18
Views: 4956

Re: Salisbury plain

I realise that this is not quite Salisbury Plain, but slightly east (and north of Andover). We all know that the Roman's built nice straight roads. Not always! Here is a half circle Roman road, 4 miles long, Chute Causeway. Once you get up there, the road is flat. In the middle are some step descent...
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: 18732

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: 2641

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: 16244

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: 2641

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: 9984

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: 16095

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: 12937

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: 3482

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: 3482

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: 2200

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...