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by PRL
29 Mar 2008, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shopping by bike
Replies: 40
Views: 7221

gilesjuk wrote:Plus you can't take home cheap electrical goods like TVs on a bike, they like selling this sort of stuff.



Oh yes you can with a trailer. I would recommend a Vitelli but unfortunately they seem to be no longer available. :cry:
by PRL
29 Mar 2008, 9:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Letter to CTC Head Office
Replies: 109
Views: 11266

Simon L6 wrote:So, when I see Cameron running a Toucan crossing, I feel let down.


Hey ?? Running a Toucan crossing. AFAIK the red man is advisory. There is no law breaking here.
by PRL
23 Mar 2008, 10:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jumping Lights!
Replies: 20
Views: 2903

George Riches wrote:How about this


Regarding the use of a toucan crossing when the (advisory) red man is showing it is a pity that a CTC member is quoted as criticizing this sensible behaviour.
by PRL
17 Mar 2008, 8:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good budget for cyclists?
Replies: 63
Views: 6235

Fuel tax is a case in point. It forms a significant proportion of the tax base and if the government attempts to reduce fuel usage it cuts off a branch its sitting on. I don't think I'm cynical in suspecting that the ineffective promotion of cycling and lack of public transport funding is not inept...
by PRL
16 Feb 2008, 10:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not very sporting - so what?
Replies: 40
Views: 7695

Whilst recreational cycling can be classified as "sport" I can maintain that I have some interest in sport. If sport hast to be a matter of winning and losing (yawn!) I will have to found the "sport for none campaign".
by PRL
20 Jan 2008, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Report on innovations in Netherlands, Germany & Denmark
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Very interesting report - should be compulsory reading for DTp and all Highway Authorities. It seems that transport planners in this country are just hardwired to maximising flow of cars and find any alternative incomprehensible.
by PRL
16 Dec 2007, 9:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: So bike lanes don't work, do they?
Replies: 60
Views: 10062

Geriatrix: In France motorists are not allowed to encroach closer than 1.5m from a cyclist. In Germany cyclists can cite drivers for driving too close and the driver can be fined/lose license points. When drivers start paying for their mistakes they start paying attention. Do you have chapter and ve...
by PRL
16 Dec 2007, 8:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cyclist killed
Replies: 186
Views: 21352

The house of Commons Transport Committee is launching an inquiry into road safety. How does Great Britain compare with other EU countries in its approach to reducing deaths and injuries? What further policies, not already widely used, might be considered for adoption and what evidence there is for t...
by PRL
10 Nov 2007, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Social network for cyclists
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

ahem I think you mean :
http://www.meandmybicycle.co.uk/
by PRL
10 Nov 2007, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stuck on the train!
Replies: 21
Views: 3465

We had a similar situation on the night of the August floods when the only way from Swansea to London was via Crewe. We were appreciative of being let onto a pendulino unbooked but less so when the train staff at Euston left our bikes locked in until I found the emergency door release. Which require...
by PRL
10 Nov 2007, 8:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speed limits - or not
Replies: 48
Views: 5651

I used to work in my local area in a community project but it lost its funding and i got made redundant. I'm not 20 miles from my job, its 20 miles from me. And why the hell should i move for a stupid job anyway? I suppose most of us have to move sometime for a job but the wonderful " workforc...
by PRL
10 Nov 2007, 7:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limit
Replies: 61
Views: 10247

err navigator you claim that
the 30mph limit has worked well for 70 yrs.it is based on percentiles and logic not emotion and pseudo science.
Are you claiming no injuries on the roads in the last 70 yrs ? If not what do you mean by "worked well" ?
by PRL
3 Nov 2007, 9:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: National Cycling Strategy -RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 2995

Agree withe thirdcrank. I remember thinking" Yippee we've won the argument" but winning the argument isn't enough.
by PRL
3 Nov 2007, 9:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20 mph limit
Replies: 61
Views: 10247

I think that the reason speed cameras cannot be used to enforce 20mph is that this use is not yet sanctioned by the Home office. The Parliamentary Committee on Transport Safety in their recent report :
http://www.pacts.org.uk/beyond2010
recommended that HO get on with it.
by PRL
30 Oct 2007, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: House Contents insurance with generous limit on cycles?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Try Debenhams - their website allows you to enter specific bikes to be included with the value.