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by PRL
18 May 2018, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: taking back our cities Mikael Colville Anderson
Replies: 29
Views: 3565

Re: taking back our cities Mikael Colville Anderson

There seems to be a complete disconnect between his excellent analysis of the problems and his proposed solutions. He starts well by pointing out how city streets used to be democratic - until engineers (particularly in the US) started to design them for motors by segregating pedestrians onto the m...
by PRL
18 May 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Continental-style traffic light junctions
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: Continental-style traffic light junctions

Giving way to people continuing in the same direction is normal for the continent so it's easy to see why these things don't transfer too well to Little Britain. Personally I much prefer the all cyclists go on green approach, especially for very large, complex or dangerous junctions. It might mean ...
by PRL
3 Apr 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Quality Infra
Replies: 48
Views: 3942

Re: Quality Infra

Judging from the bus stop near the beginning that lane also doubles as a footway. May not be an issue depending on usage.
by PRL
28 Mar 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tragic incident on bike ride
Replies: 21
Views: 2880

Re: Tragic incident on bike ride

It's not speeding itself that needs to be penalised, its the inappropriate use of it. Doing 90mph on an empty motorway is hardly a life vs death situation. Doing 70 in a 30 would be an **** thing to do, throw the book at these guys (along with wreckless overtaking and tailgating etc). No point stic...
by PRL
25 Mar 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Electronic Warning, Cyclist/Pedestrian Ahead ! trials.
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Electronic Warning, Cyclist/Pedestrian Ahead ! trials.

I wonder if this will get beyond the experimental stage. Interactive signs, warning motorists of the presence of cyclists and pedestrians on the road ahead where visibility is restricted. http://www.thecomet.net/motoring/central-bedfordshire-cyclist-safety-initiative-wins-100-000-from-government-1-...
by PRL
22 Mar 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: London's transport Strategy
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: London's transport Strategy

The focus should be on reducing travel full stop, not sure how that would work in London but walking is great, I walked 4 km after supper yesterday just for fun I do dislike hearing 'we should encourage more cycling'*, makes me reach for the off switch What about the benefits of exercise , walking ...
by PRL
2 Mar 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Renewing our passports
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: Renewing our passports

When I renewed my passport I used my camera following the guidelines issued with the application pack and took a digital image. Cut and pasted 6 copies, 3each of me and Swmbo, copied to a memory stick then took to Morrison's and using there upload and print a photo on a 6x4 or maybe 5x3 photo I had...
by PRL
28 Feb 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poll of cycle accidents
Replies: 41
Views: 16116

Re: Poll of cycle accidents

only once had to visit hospital as a result of a cycling injury - in that case no other vehicle was involved (only a dog and its walker). . My only lasting damage (dislocated collar bone) came about when a dog overtook me from behind then ran in front. Perhaps "dog" should have been added...
by PRL
22 Feb 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Surrey Hills
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Surrey Hills

Most of the popular Surrey Hills routes used by cyclists are ‘Challenging’ for most leisure cyclists. Then there’s White Down Lane. Whoever decided to put a road straight up the middle of that hill, like that, needs someone to have a word. . Ouch. I am afraid that hill is always get-off-and-walk be...
by PRL
15 Feb 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Important consultation -TIME SHORT - roads policing
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Important consultation -TIME SHORT - roads policing

Done as advised. What have we to loose ? With not many people bothering to respond we have a chance to have an impact.
by PRL
9 Feb 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Chris Boardman report - Made to Move
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Chris Boardman report - Made to Move

Thanks. On interesting read. Presumably in Manchester the Mayor controls all the roads ? London is bedevilled by a split between the Mayor and local Boroughs that makes planning almost impossible. "we need to invest £1.5 billion to put cycle routes on every main corridor" sounds good but t...
by PRL
8 Feb 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 88
Views: 6005

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

brynpoeth wrote:The stones came from Wales of course
Cymru am byth!


The smaller stones did. The big sarsens were found closer. Uniquely the stones were shaped and jointed together so yes Stonehenge is very important.
by PRL
4 Feb 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational
Replies: 34
Views: 3422

Re: Scofflaw bicycling: Illegal but rational

There is a very useful string of bridleways leading south from Outer London to the North Downs. Unfortunately one of the paths is legally a footpath - as can be imagined there are plenty of tyre marks and I will lead groups that way. It is pretty wide so we give give any pedestrians a very good clea...
by PRL
3 Feb 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ‘That’s not right...’
Replies: 71
Views: 6949

Re: ‘That’s not right...’

I wonder if with the advances in affordable technology we are reaching a point where it might soon be practical to require every new motor vehicle to come equipped with cameras to record incidents and hang on to those recordings for long enough for the police to look at them to resolve complaints. ...
by PRL
3 Feb 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12855

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

I doubt that they contribute anywhere near as much death and injury to our society. and that is how police now look at things, priorities (because of the cuts) on the things that cause the most damage, 3500 get killed a year and my guess is vast majority speed is a factor. A shoplifting in comparis...