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by basingstoke123
1 Aug 2015, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris' backie
Replies: 29
Views: 5442

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: 2258

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: 1154

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: 17547

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: 8392

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: 4663

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...
by basingstoke123
4 Nov 2014, 10:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Leaves in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 54
Views: 6398

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: 13273

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: 13273

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: 5669

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: 16844

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: 16174

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: 5910

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: 5026

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: 4814

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...