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by Pete Owens
16 Jan 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Since 2016, UK highways departments can use the Dutch solution: two parallel give-way markings across the road to connect a cycle lane on the left with an side cycleway on the right, clearly showing that motorists should give way. Like this It looks like some intellectually challenged Dutch highway...
by Pete Owens
10 Jan 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Maybe it has helped a bit. New "facilities" in my nearest town aren't all to my taste, taking cyclists on a convoluted and slow passage around roundabouts that I would normally do on-road in seconds, but I don't see any really daft examples among the newer stuff. But then you are on recor...
by Pete Owens
10 Jan 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

There are only so many original jokes to be made about the absurdity of cycle facilities. The original was intended to be a one-off - at the time I didn't imagine that there was such a rich vein of comedy materiel that it would keep going for 20 years.
by Pete Owens
8 Jan 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

And again"In 2016, 108 pedestrians were seriously injured by a bicycle", again, statement that is actually false, this distorts the truth in terms of who is at fault when a pedestrian gets hurt, there's no mention of at fault pedestrians when a cyclist gets hurt, why not? Where does it me...
by Pete Owens
5 Dec 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New user + Advise on accident
Replies: 19
Views: 1000

Re: New user + Advise on accident

As for my opinion, if the driver was turning, he certainly bears responsibility for ensuring that it was clear to do so. Your case is stronger if you were in a cycle lane. As pointed out by mjr above, if you were filtering (overtaking) at a junction, and not in a separate lane, the HC does say not ...
by Pete Owens
3 Dec 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

I don't think they are,they're saying it's an unwelcome additional cost to visiting relatives or attending as outpatients. Car storage is one of the cost of running a car - it is not an "additional" cost. Now car users have become so used to storing their cars at other peoples expense tha...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick, And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities. Car storage facilities that facilitate staff, patients and visitors to get to and...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

pwa wrote:Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick,

And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities.
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Well we were specifically discussing Taunton hospital - which is here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B000'42.0%22N+3%C2%B007'09.3%22W/@51.0115269,-3.122738,1407m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m17!1m10!4m9!1m3!2m2!1d-3.1192363!2d51.011655!1m3!2m2!1d-3.1049678!2d51.0148273!3e3!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.01...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

diapason wrote:parastes, of course ... get free parking.

Quite
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23347

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Oh dear yet another whinging motorist who wants the taxpayer to pay for the storage of their car.
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 2979

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

This is what happens when governments pick on minorities to scapegoat. Most of the debate here is concerned with the unintended consequences that we might encounter rather than intended targets of the law. As a minority group ourselves we should understand this better than most. First they came for ...
by Pete Owens
29 Nov 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 31
Views: 1491

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

Oh dear - I see this is descending into yet another thread in which car drivers try to convince us that building yet more infrastructure for motor vehicles is somehow for the benefit of anyone other than car drivers.
by Pete Owens
29 Nov 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: TfGM - divesting themselves of some Cycle Hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: TfGM - divesting themselves of some Cycle Hubs

amaferanga wrote:How can you say that TfGM are pushing cycling away when they're working on

... increasing the number of dangerous farcilities that have long characterised Manchester's complete contempt for the safety of cyclists:
https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/111508/