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by Pete Owens
20 Aug 2008, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: which nutter designed this
Replies: 26
Views: 2831

Its actually worse than that. The police are only required to collect statistics for injuries that occur on the road so they will not record cyclepath crashes even if they resulted in multiple fatalities. So if the LA employed Matthew Paris to to string cheesewire across the farcility at neck height...
by Pete Owens
20 Aug 2008, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Canal Cycling
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Northern Canal Cycling

johndavis wrote:II've seen the Bridgewater canal web site


A warning about the Bridgewater Canal.
Cycling is prohibited for most of its length - though you can ride along the bit through Runcorn.
by Pete Owens
19 Aug 2008, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting from Manchester to Warrington - any advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 6011

Warrington council publish a good cyclists map showing quiet routes that might be worth you looking at. you can download the map - link: http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/map.htm Birchwood is shown on an inset on the "Reverse Side" The track from Hollins Green is shown as a purple ...
by Pete Owens
18 Aug 2008, 11:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Lanes - Type of Paint
Replies: 16
Views: 1713

The last thing you want them to do is to create a lumpy surface on the bit of road you want to be riding ride on - which is where most cycle lane stripes are painted. It is bad enough them trying get you to ride in the gutter and encouraging drivers to give you less space than they otherwise would. ...
by Pete Owens
17 Aug 2008, 10:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: which nutter designed this
Replies: 26
Views: 2831

mhara IMO the Warrington Cycle Campaign Book would be much improved if every photo were to be accompanied by named mug shots of (a) the councillor responsible* for the relevant committee in the highway authority conscerned(b) the the same highway authority's head official. Perhaps like this example...
by Pete Owens
16 Aug 2008, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: which nutter designed this
Replies: 26
Views: 2831

Re: which nutter designed this

I feel this could possibly become popular. But which non cycling nutter designed this piece of cycle path in Exeter Obviously only an apprentice cycle farcility designer. After all, the bollard is visible - and lit - and there is just enough space to ride past. To graduate to the peak of his profes...
by Pete Owens
16 Aug 2008, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting from Manchester to Warrington - any advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 6011

It depends where in South Manchester you are coming from. Even if the ship canal had a cycle route along it (andit doesn't), it would be going in the wrong direction for you. Your main problem is getting across the canal - there are not many bridges to choose from. If you are coming from Altrincham ...
by Pete Owens
15 Aug 2008, 9:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Lanes - How?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

"I will however commission a Road Safety Audit to HD19/03 guidance taking > into account the date of design and implementation. If the audit > recommends alterations to the scheme then these will be undertaken" The scheme will have already been subject to a so called "safety audit&qu...
by Pete Owens
4 Aug 2008, 1:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bus and cycle lanes
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

The part time bus lanes around here work fine. The reason they are part time is to allow people to park out of hours, and the possibility of getting suck behind a parked car keeps all the motor traffic in the other lane anway. Indeed, there is probably less traffic using the bus lane out of hours le...
by Pete Owens
4 Aug 2008, 12:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorcycles in bus lanes - surprising result to pilot study
Replies: 135
Views: 16841

Re: The report

Interesting to actually read the report. Especially in light of the cycling lobby both using it as justification and describing it as flawed. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/roadsandpublicspaces/2295.aspx As far as I can tell, the specific study showed no statistical difference i...
by Pete Owens
4 Aug 2008, 12:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorcycles in bus lanes - surprising result to pilot study
Replies: 135
Views: 16841

But in the case of motocycles in bus lanes I can think of no explanation for it I can. Drivers are used to checking bus-lanes only for the presence of large red things before they move into the lane, cross them to enter or exit a junction, etc. If they don't spot a large red thing, there is every c...
by Pete Owens
3 Aug 2008, 10:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorcycles in bus lanes - surprising result to pilot study
Replies: 135
Views: 16841

Pete Owens wrote:Does anyone have a link to the actual paper?


Must be telepathy - the answer is posted while I am composing the question!
by Pete Owens
3 Aug 2008, 10:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorcycles in bus lanes - surprising result to pilot study
Replies: 135
Views: 16841

Does anyone have a link to the actual paper, rather than reports from sections of the media not noted for their sympathy towards vulnerable road users - probably fed by a press release from a motorcycling lobby? I have no doubt that if this research genuinely did show that there was a safety benefit...
by Pete Owens
2 Aug 2008, 12:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bus and cycle lanes
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: bus and cycle lanes

However the council have decided to make bus and cycle lanes the same thing. this is fantastic when there are no buses (which is not often), but you get double decker after double decker zooming past you giving you no room and piles of disgusting pollution coming out of the exhaust of the empty bus...
by Pete Owens
26 Jul 2008, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is cycling through stationary traffic illegal?
Replies: 103
Views: 9571

... it is almost always safer to overtake on the right. You need to ride according to how other road users actually behave, rather than how they should behave. And the way they behave is that if you're stopped on the offside of a queue at the lights Whether you are filtering to the left or the righ...