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by basingstoke123
20 Nov 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire Based Cyclist? Want Segregated Cycle Tracks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2200

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: 4733

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: 4733

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: 2200

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: 19733

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...
by basingstoke123
18 Aug 2018, 7:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19733

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

I suspect that in some cases, the problem is not with the final sensor at the lights, but that you missed earlier sensors, and the final one doesn't do anything if triggered on its own? It's only used to detect that the last vehicle has past? But this is just a guess. (I know that at some lights, t...
by basingstoke123
18 Aug 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19733

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Is that really a reasonable expectation of what cyclists should do to avoid upsetting motorists by passing a red light? No, of course not. But when it's 11pm and you want to get home, it may be preferable to waiting indefinitely, and it's an alternative to just going through a red light. Can also b...
by basingstoke123
17 Aug 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs clueless as to what would help active travel
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: MPs clueless as to what would help active travel

It's not just a case of people driving instead of walking or cycling. There have been many changes in our society over the past few decades that have increased travelling, and outside large cities, this means driving. Jobs: a job is no longer for life. The more often people change jobs, the more lik...
by basingstoke123
17 Aug 2018, 10:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 50
Views: 2180

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

Stevenage was also a good effort. The Stevenage experiment did not end up as the success it was meant to me. I am puzzled as to why this is, but the evidence is there: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/19/britains-1960s-cycling-revolution-flopped-stevenage Perhaps British cyclists have a ...
by basingstoke123
17 Aug 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19733

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Is there any empirical research or study on cyclists RLJing? And does it occur more frequently in some places than others? (I don't mean where there are more red lights!) I very rarely see cyclists do it though it annoys me when l see cyclists slip onto the pavement, ride across the pedestrian cros...
by basingstoke123
14 Aug 2018, 12:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 37
Views: 1882

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

I'd say the vast majority of agricultural vehicles are considerately driven, but there are some which seem to be driven by lunatics. I've always assumed these are the contractors paid by the job, but I don't know. As for the size of vehicles, I've seen some amazing ones round Somerset in the last c...
by basingstoke123
14 Jan 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why Isn't More Made of the Ever Increasing Width of Motor Vehicles?
Replies: 116
Views: 5837

Re: Why Isn't More Made of the Ever Increasing Width of Motor Vehicles?

Are we sure it's not the ground getting higher? That's something I've been pondering about for years. Each time they resurface the roads, the hills get higher. Indeed. Now if that wasn't the case, then archeologists wouldn't have to dig, would they? Simples :D Or is it that car occupants are gettin...
by basingstoke123
26 Jul 2017, 10:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bucks: Petition to ban cyclists from 'high speed' DC's
Replies: 71
Views: 5674

Re: Bucks: Petition to ban cyclists from 'high speed' DC's

AFAIK the term trunk refers to main routes that aren't under the remit of local councils but a higher level. They can be both single and dual carriageway. Yes; again, that's why we've been using the term trunk dual carriageways ;) But the petition does not use the term 'trunk'. As it stands, this b...
by basingstoke123
27 Jan 2017, 12:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Three Fatal Crashes - Still Driving
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Three Fatal Crashes - Still Driving

I don't understand how he can be rewarded with a reduced term if he got caught driving during the ban? That should result in an automatic requirement to serve the full ban - and some more - but I am not a lawyer. However, how easy will it be to get insurance? Would you be willing to insure him? Even...