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by basingstoke123
4 Nov 2014, 10:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Leaves in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 54
Views: 6377

Re: Leaves in Cycle Lanes

Leaves on cycle lane?
Leave cycle lane.
by basingstoke123
10 Sep 2014, 12:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?
Replies: 56
Views: 13262

Re: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?

They're merely guidance, with apparently no penalties for non-compliance, so I don't think I've seen a route built since 2008 (when 2/08 was published) which delivers it fully. If I understand correctly, the various standards for roads are also just guidance. The difference being that when building...
by basingstoke123
9 Sep 2014, 11:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?
Replies: 56
Views: 13262

Re: Will the TdF interest lead to more cycle paths?

“Thousands of people turned out to watch the Tour de France when it raced through Cambridgeshire and Essex. Will that interest in cycling lead to more cycle paths?” More likely it will lead people to cycling on roads, imagining being in the TdF, albeit at half the speed, and a quarter of the distan...
by basingstoke123
7 Sep 2014, 1:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another A38 Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 5623

Re: Another A38 Accident

Tragically another man was killed this morning in another accident on the A38 http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Second-man-killed-24-hours-A38/story-22886893-detail/story.html But this accident is not reported on the BBC Devon news web site. Car (or landrover? not clear from the report) drivers ...
by basingstoke123
3 Sep 2014, 12:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Basingstoke Tesco plans
Replies: 16
Views: 16834

Re: Basingstoke Tesco plans

The previous Tesco plans were rejected due to the adverse effect the store would have on other shops in the area, but not on the increased traffic or adverse effects on pedestrians or continued lack of cycle provision. In my view, that was wrong. All Tesco has to do this time is claim that a smaller...
by basingstoke123
3 Sep 2014, 12:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to find out about cycle path closures ?
Replies: 106
Views: 16162

Re: How to find out about cycle path closures ?

There's developers building a huge shopping centre here in Stafford, and the developers have just blocked off the cycle route that crosses the town centre for a few years while they do it. Cyclists have to 'mix it' across some very nasty junctions now. A similar thing has just happened in Basingsto...
by basingstoke123
5 Aug 2014, 1:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any success reporting a near miss to the Police?
Replies: 24
Views: 5635

Re: Any success reporting a near miss to the Police?

A near miss is just that - a miss. Without an actual accident, its very unlikely that the police will be interested - whatever we might think as cyclists. Careless or dangerous driving is unlikely to lead to a prosecution without it resulting in an accident first. I don't think this is an anti-cycli...
by basingstoke123
17 Jul 2014, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Road vs Cycle lane
Replies: 55
Views: 5013

Re: The Road vs Cycle lane

And here comes another idiot saying bikes should be constrained to inadequate cycle lanes, but they should still be allowed to park lorries in them! http://www.commercialmotor.com/latest-news/brewery-logistics-group-make-cycle-lanes-mandatory Well, this individual clearly works for a company which ...
by basingstoke123
1 Jul 2014, 12:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mobile phones:above certain speed then reject texts/calls
Replies: 35
Views: 4804

Re: Mobile phones: moving above certain speed then reject c

Perhaps the government (or fear of litigation?) could force mobile companies to detect that a phone is moving at speed and reject all inward and outward calls to it. A delay before calls/texts are allowed could help prevent phoning whilst waiting to turn at a junction. Texting is more difficult: co...
by basingstoke123
13 Mar 2014, 11:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 401
Views: 186305

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26563326

But 14 weeks prison for microwaving a kitten.

I suppose the difference (besides suffering longstanding problems with psychotic depression) is one of intent.

What does this say about our priorities and values?
by basingstoke123
19 Feb 2014, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reins
Replies: 22
Views: 17233

Re: Reins

Saw him again at the weekend - new bike, now has a FS MTB, with, I think, a new pair of Reins. I was impressed that he can ride out the saddle on them! Anyway someone else spotted him (he's getting to be a bit of a celeb) and snapped a couple of photos: http://api.ning.com/files/mK50tPAXydUiolrjGf2...
by basingstoke123
19 Feb 2014, 9:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: get off your phone!!
Replies: 41
Views: 22633

Re: get off your phone!!

I remember a few years ago, cycling to work, almost there, when someone overtook me while on their phone. I had no direct complaint - she gave me lots of space. And continued to give me plenty of space after she had past. It was the on-coming car (driver) that was less impressed as she eventually sw...
by basingstoke123
15 Feb 2014, 12:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two cyclists killed, driver arrested
Replies: 56
Views: 21478

Re: Two cyclists killed, driver arrested

Not that rare. We had that couple on a tandem killed just a year ago. Again a motorists trying to escape the police was involved. And the driver was later was sentenced to 10 years and six months and banned from driving for life, after pleading guilty. A much higher sentence than for 'normal' dange...
by basingstoke123
24 Dec 2013, 12:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist charged withGBH
Replies: 134
Views: 24879

Re: Cyclist charged withGBH

It's interesting that some of the most dangerous looking places on the road are sometimes the safest. There are a couple of places in my home town, and I'm sure others too, that are really scary. One, a 'weaving zone' onto the A52 from the Pentagon Island that gives the appearance of a Kamikaze pil...
by basingstoke123
10 Dec 2013, 10:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Road Bike Party 2
Replies: 14
Views: 2701

Re: Road Bike Party 2

The first video ends on the Isle of Wight - South coast looking towards the Needles. I wouldn't attempt a lot of that on foot! Makes my cycling look boring (and long may that last). But he didn't share his bike with anyone else, or pick up other cyclists on route, or swap bikes. See some Chinese acr...