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by basingstoke123
15 Dec 2016, 11:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Whiplash consultation
Replies: 39
Views: 17536

Re: Whiplash consultation

Maximum payout for soft tissue damage which heals in 6 months is £400. Someone who has soft tissue damage which heals within 6 months but prevents them from working for 6 weeks for example and loses £400 a week in wages will be 2,000 quid out of pocket under the new regulations. These proposals dea...
by basingstoke123
8 Dec 2016, 11:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 770m for London cycleways
Replies: 24
Views: 4034

Re: 770m for London cycleways

I'm not too familiar with cycling around London, but I have found this: if you get off the main through routes you will often discover a network of much quieter back streets with almost no traffic, if you know your way you can often thread your way through those in relative safety. Progress will be...
by basingstoke123
2 Aug 2016, 11:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: GWR compulsory bike booking
Replies: 32
Views: 3143

Re: GWR compulsory bike booking

One of the reasons I finally bought a car in 1991 over a decade after passing my test was the end of easy and free travel with bikes on trains. That was about the same time that I got my first car, with the increased difficulty of taking my bike by train being the final prompt to do so. I only occa...
by basingstoke123
11 May 2016, 10:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New City Mayors
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: New City Mayors

For the record - The new mayor of London is Sadiq Khan. Here's his manifesto. About cycling: My aim is to make London a byword for cycling around the world – with a plan to make cycling and walking safer and easier in the capital. Although a great deal of progress has been made, we still have a lot...
by basingstoke123
19 Feb 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: NCN 23 closure

Update: Good news! route is now passable if walking or cycling (still closed to motor vehicles, and difficult for anything wider than a conventional cycle). There is now a path through the roadworks at the 'top end' where the road goes under the railway bridge as it enters Basingstoke. The bypass fo...
by basingstoke123
15 Jan 2016, 4:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: NCN 23 closure

Just chanced upon this on Cyclescape: http://www.cyclescape.org/issues/1952-cufaude-lane-croudace-diversion-route-blocked-at-northern-end Has the developer put in a shorter diversion and then closed it, or did someone mistake an informal path for an official diversion? :? The developer never implem...
by basingstoke123
5 Nov 2015, 1:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: turn left on red: no no no!
Replies: 16
Views: 2206

Re: turn left on red: no no no!

But we already have some traffic lights which cyclists can legally treat as a 'give way'. Not just for turning left, but going ahead and turning right on red.

What lights? Those that fail to detect cyclists, and thus are faulty.
by basingstoke123
5 Nov 2015, 1:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: NCN 23 closure

The Sustrans site indicates that NCN 23 is cut also on The St at Bramley and doesn't restart until Minchens Lane. It is not a very helpful notice from a sustainable web site! My question is "Is this correct?". If so the option seems to be to continue to Bramley Corner and then head North ...
by basingstoke123
4 Nov 2015, 1:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lovely graphic
Replies: 23
Views: 2979

Re: Lovely graphic

Again, another problem. School busses used to be the norm, but sadly no longer. How do kids get to school now? They walk or they are driven by a parent (or someone) on their way to work. The senior schools have contract busses, but the primary schools do not. Round here, and I'm sure we aren't unus...
by basingstoke123
4 Nov 2015, 12:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: NCN 23 closure

Update: Cufaude Lane is now closed. Croudace (the developer) acknowledges that the signposted diversion along the A33 is unsuitable for cyclists. They promised that an alternative route suitable for cyclists would be provided, and the signs for this would be in place by the start of the road closure...
by basingstoke123
20 Oct 2015, 3:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: NCN 23 closure

Useful to know, but why divert via the A33? From Basingstoke to Bramley, why not via Sherbourne St John and Vyne Road? Going from Southampton or Winchester to Reading, I would not pass through either Basingstoke or Bramley, I'd pass a few miles west of Basingstoke, going through either Oakley or No...
by basingstoke123
19 Oct 2015, 12:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

NCN 23 closure

Sustrans NCN 23 from Reading to Southampton via Basingstoke will be closed at Basingstoke due to a road closure. If this will or might affect you, then please make your concerns known. Dates: from 26 October, for 6 months (or 20 weeks according to the signs at the location). Location: Cufaude Lane, ...
by basingstoke123
24 Aug 2015, 9:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Amsterdam / infrastructure
Replies: 180
Views: 12152

Re: Amsterdam / infrastructure

I have just come back from a short trip cycle touring around Belgium and southern Holland. There is a lot more to cycle facilities than just the width. I think some fundamental differences are: 1) the cycle path or cycle lane maintains priority across side roads and private entrances - unlike the UK...
by basingstoke123
1 Aug 2015, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris' backie
Replies: 29
Views: 5441

Re: Boris' backie

You wouldn't see the Chinese riding two on one bike!

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by basingstoke123
5 Jul 2015, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Wardens will ticket Just anyone - bikes next?
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

Re: Traffic Wardens will ticket Just anyone - bikes next?

If they miss you in this world then they get you in the next :shock: :roll: :shock: :roll: :shock: Funeral.jpg Perhaps this was a funeral for a traffic warden, and his colleagues wanted a fitting send-off? Not a traffic warden, but a close relative - the private wheel clamper: One wheel clamper in ...