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by basingstoke123
19 Feb 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NCN 23 closure
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

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: 2353

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: 2192

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: 2353

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: 2948

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: 2353

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: 2353

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: 2353

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: 12088

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: 5434

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: 2252

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 ...
by basingstoke123
14 Jun 2015, 12:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worth Making A complaint
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Worth Making A complaint

There are a couple of bus drivers ride with our club. They tell me that nothing ever comes of this. The drivers are not disciplined in any way. I got a reply from the local bus company that the driver would be sent back to training school. Evidently it's a load of crap to keep us quiet. But claimin...
by basingstoke123
21 Feb 2015, 12:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17434

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

I don't think there's any 100% workable solution. Sometimes I've wondered about some sort of extensible arm to block the passage of cyclists, rather on the lines of the arm that swings out the side of American school buses when they're picking up or dropping off passengers. Or is this idea just too...
by basingstoke123
5 Nov 2014, 10:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Advance stop line being ignored
Replies: 66
Views: 8381

Re: Advance stop line being ignored

It is not legal to cross the stop line when the light is red. That's the reason for the fatal lanes going to ASLs. You had a bit wrong. I dun gone fixed it for you. Anything that directs cyclists up the left of HGVs & busses at a left turning junction is just plain wrong. Better to approach bet...
by basingstoke123
5 Nov 2014, 10:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: missing the point - headphones vs car bubble
Replies: 37
Views: 4641

Re: missing the point - headphones vs car bubble

I remember that a few years ago there was a public safety advert something along the lines: This is what an HGV sounds like to a person with normal hearing... This is what an HGV sounds like to a toddler... This is what an HGV sounds like to an elderly person with impaired hearing...(muffled soundin...