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by Pete Owens
26 Sep 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1328

Re: Yet another Death?

"... I squinted my eyes, it was noon and the light was good. Was that a bike? Omg there was a 3 wheeled bike cycling on the 70mph dualed A303 - I could barely see him! From the view in my cab looking down on the bike who was travelling uphill, the backdrop was tarmac. Trust me that bike was ne...
by Pete Owens
25 Sep 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1455

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

They can only fix potholes that they know exist. Their defence is that they inspect the road regularly and the pothole wasn't there last time they looked. This is why it is important to report potholes via fillthathole. That way there is a public record - ideally with a photograph - that the council...
by Pete Owens
24 Sep 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 30
Views: 6869

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

Certainly if your aim is to positively discourage people travelling to work on foot or by cycle and encourage private car use - then using planning rules to ensure that any development is well served by motorways rather than cycle routes is the way to go. This is most certainly the way planners thin...
by Pete Owens
23 Sep 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 30
Views: 6869

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

What on earth has this got to do with cycling? ANY proposal to build a prison of ANY size ANY where will generate NIMBY opposition. The location seems entirely unremarkable and a similar list of objections would be generated for wherever else you think it should be sited. If anything, if traffic is ...
by Pete Owens
20 Sep 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

There most certainly was a cycle lane for most of the duration the manoeuvre - even if it had just ended by the time of the collision; the car was actually slightly ahead of the cyclist at the point the lane ended. As far as the authorities who painted it, the motorist and the police that is where ...
by Pete Owens
20 Sep 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

There most certainly was a cycle lane for most of the duration the manoeuvre - even if it had just ended by the time of the collision; the car was actually slightly ahead of the cyclist at the point the lane ended. As far as the authorities who painted it, the motorist and the police that is where ...
by Pete Owens
20 Sep 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

There most certainly was a cycle lane for most of the duration the manoeuvre - even if it had just ended by the time of the collision; the car was actually slightly ahead of the cyclist at the point the lane ended. As far as the authorities who painted it, the motorist and the police that is where t...
by Pete Owens
20 Sep 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

hemo wrote:What ever happen to the highway code surely plod should know some of rules contained in 162 - 167, clearly stating cyclists should be given as much room as when overtaking another vehicle.

The trouble is they are also aware of rule 63 which advises cyclists to keep within the cycle lane.
by Pete Owens
19 Sep 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

With regard to the criminal law aspect, that was awful driving and IMO should result in prosecution for driving with due care and attention, and I would have expected it to be a slam dunk case with the video evidence. I would say dangerous rather than careless. Careless would be if the video showed...
by Pete Owens
19 Sep 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2650

Re: And another off.

There seems to be a worrying trend for the police to use non-use of cycle lanes as an excuse for victim blaming (in the same way they do for non-wearing of plastic hats). See also this blog post from Greater Manchester: http://www.happycyclist.org/?p=2336 Another reason why we should call for the re...
by Pete Owens
17 Sep 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on cycle lanes
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Parking on cycle lanes

The only purpose of the vast majority of cycle lanes is to reallocate road space from cyclists to motorists - forcing cyclists into the gutter to facilitate close passes. They make it more difficult for cyclists to overtake safely on the correct side (ie the right). Certainly the example that Roger ...
by Pete Owens
17 Sep 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parking on cycle lanes
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Parking on cycle lanes

Considering how much worse cycle lanes make conditions for cyclists
http://wcc.crankfoot.xyz/report/cycle-lanes.pdf
Why on earth is Roger Geffen defending them.
by Pete Owens
9 Sep 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Cyclist and Rough Justice
Replies: 51
Views: 2631

Re: A Cyclist and Rough Justice

Hi, I stopped.........just. Did nothing wrong at all. They appeared from nowhere at a brisk pace. When vehicle users start complaining about the speed of pedestrians this is a sure sign that they themselves where approaching at an excessive speed. I would do the same again tomorrow. I would say the...
by Pete Owens
27 Aug 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities
Replies: 54
Views: 1951

Re: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities

I find it vomit inducing when the car owning classes use faux concern for the poor when defending their privileges against any restriction on the use of their cars. The "car owning classes being the 76%"? Possibly 76% live in households where someone has access to a car. Even so than that...
by Pete Owens
27 Aug 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities
Replies: 54
Views: 1951

Re: Proposal to ban petrol and diesel cars from Scottish cities

A quick search found that 26% of British households do not have a car. Many others are single car households, so that not all members have free use of a car, for instance when one is at work. I would guess that the poorest people are most likely not to have a car. Does that help? Spot on. And not o...