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by PRL
14 Nov 2017, 5:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: London: pedestrians and cycling
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: London: pedestrians and cycling

and here - https://lcc.org.uk/articles/oxford-street-is-sadiq-saying-no-to-cycling seems to be shooting them selves in the foot - Oxford st is a rather long road, I would never want to walk the length especially with shopping so I bet shopping will go down as shoppers visit only one shop at a time....
by PRL
14 Nov 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Two stage right turn and bus bypass
Replies: 42
Views: 3468

Re: Two stage right turn and bus bypass

I have no problem with buses keeping to times - more non-cyclists choosing buses = fewer cars ; but overtaking buses at stops is always problematic. Drivers either indicate to pull out but wait for any possible overtaking traffic ( a pain if you have pulled in behind) or indicate and pull out simult...
by PRL
8 Nov 2017, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle route 22
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Cycle route 22

Sounds fun. Is Sustrans route 22 supposed to be finished or were you looking at where it will be going ? There are those on here who have a rather negative attitude to Sustrans but any excuse to go cycling will do. These days I supplement maps (the Surrey Cycle Guides are good if you can still get h...
by PRL
8 Nov 2017, 5:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Two stage right turn and bus bypass
Replies: 42
Views: 3468

Re: Two stage right turn and bus bypass

Turning right at the north end of Vauxhall bridge a while ago in the dusk I did a 2 stage turn without the markings. My guess would be that few cyclists enjoy forcing their way across 3 lanes of traffic and then getting stuck in the middle.
by PRL
8 Nov 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Two stage right turn and bus bypass
Replies: 42
Views: 3468

Re: Two stage right turn and bus bypass

They both appear to be additional options available to cyclists (aimed at the less confident), rather than a requirement for confident, or any other, cyclists. So what about he less confident bus passengers - do they get the option of stepping off the bus onto the pavement rather than into the path...
by PRL
22 Oct 2017, 5:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

thelawnet wrote:Sustrans is essentially funded by government. Most of its funds are 'restricted', i.e. the charity is effectively working as a government contractor on a specific task.


As I supporter I receive constant appeals for money. I doubt if Highways England has to resort to such. :roll:
by PRL
22 Oct 2017, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Two distinct questions. Shared footway - it depends. The street-view pictures suggest that pedestrians will be few and the road is narrow. Probably yes. Wrong side of road. - annoying . In this case it connects well with the next bit of the route so again probably yes. Sustrans routes are of variabl...
by PRL
13 Oct 2017, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Battery rear light
Replies: 74
Views: 3299

Re: Battery rear light

Have a look in your nearest Ohlson store. Very serviceable light using AA batteries that bolts onto rack.
https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Asaklitt- ... r311927000
by PRL
4 Oct 2017, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plans for CS9 Superhighway
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Plans for CS9 Superhighway

Looking at the plans it doesn't look too bad with the exception of the Kew Bridge junction which seems highly under engineered.
by PRL
4 Oct 2017, 8:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38542

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Adnepos wrote:Advertised on the overhead messaging on the M74:

https://my.trafficscotland.org/

Isn't this an inducement for drivers to pick up the mobile to check on the traffic conditions down the road?


Just when you think that peak idiocy has been reached .... :cry:
by PRL
4 Oct 2017, 8:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to stop dooring
Replies: 38
Views: 2804

Re: How to stop dooring

Causing death or injury by unsafe or negligent behaviour - would cover most situation where someone died or was injured as a result of another persons unsafe behaviour. Having a simple law to cover nearly any situations could perhaps be used. One which juries can't get out of convicting people for ...
by PRL
1 Oct 2017, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plans for CS9 Superhighway
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Plans for CS9 Superhighway

Pity that Khan hasn't arm twisted Kensington and Chelsea council to allow the route to continue to join up with the E-W superhighway. He must have some leverage if he really wanted to be awkward. :twisted:
by PRL
30 Sep 2017, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clothing advice needed
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: Clothing advice needed

Consider Rainlegs or equivalent rather than over-trousers. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rainlegs-Black-Waterproof-Protector-Medium/dp/B001SEQRC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506805718&sr=8-1&keywords=rain%2Blegs&th=1&psc=1 Agree with previous poster- wear anything other than genes ; ronhi...
by PRL
5 Sep 2017, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )
Replies: 29
Views: 2019

Re: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )

Fashions have changed over the years. It was once quite normal to put the left foot on the pedal, move off and then swing the right leg round onto the right pedal and sit down all in one movement. I could do that with "sit up and beg" bars. Put the bars down level with the saddle and it a...
by PRL
31 Aug 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK Trains - Online bike reservations
Replies: 103
Views: 11244

Re: UK Trains - Online bike reservations

PRL wrote:I have just tried FGW as advised above. The site allowed me to select tickets then broke before I got round to seats/bike. :cry:


Must have been a glitch. Working OK now - and gives the option of booking a bike space.

Will be my new default - and I will let Virgin know why ! :evil: