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by Pete Owens
19 Feb 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1361

Re: Paint is not protection

The dimensions shown on the West Midlands Police photo are pretty much absolute minimum needed for comfort. If you take the dynamic width of a cyclist as 1 m then that only leaves 0.25m clearance to the left and 1m between a passing car and your right elbow. We really do not want road markings that ...
by Pete Owens
19 Feb 2020, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1361

Re: Paint is not protection

Yes
by Pete Owens
19 Feb 2020, 10:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1361

Re: Paint is not protection

I deliberately chose a to study cycle lane that complied the 1.5m standard rather than an absurdly narrow affair. At the time many campaign groups were arguing for cycle lanes to be widened to this standard so I wanted to see if it was adequate. What standard's that? It's been minimum 2m + 0.2m pai...
by Pete Owens
18 Feb 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1361

Re: Paint is not protection

I deliberately chose a to study cycle lane that complied the 1.5m standard rather than an absurdly narrow affair. At the time many campaign groups were arguing for cycle lanes to be widened to this standard so I wanted to see if it was adequate. Of course the close passing issue doesn't apply to tho...
by Pete Owens
18 Feb 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1361

Re: Paint is not protection

Of course cycle lanes offer no protection; their entire purpose is to facilitate dangerously close overtaking by forcing cyclists into the gutter - reallocating road space from cyclists to motors. The problem is not when motorists fail to see the lane markings is when they do see them. To see how mu...
by Pete Owens
18 Feb 2020, 2:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Hi Your argument in a nutshell seems to be that because human control doesn't make moral decisions then you oppose computer control because it doesn't make moral decisions. No, I don't oppose it at all, and I don't think that I imply that OK so we agree that moral judgement is irrelevent to the tas...
by Pete Owens
17 Feb 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Hi AI isn't here yet, only the technology to implement AI, e.g. lane detection, auto parking, auto braking, etc I don't think that AI will appear because people are struggling with the question of the moral decisions that AI will need to deal with, without necessarily recognising that people make i...
by Pete Owens
17 Feb 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Should humans be allowed to continue controlling motor vehicles on public roads once AI in driverless vehicles surpasses human controlled driving in safety and efficiency? Will it though? it's all very well that it will 'apply the brakes when needed', but will that be too late? Take the following s...
by Pete Owens
17 Feb 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

It will be phased in the same way as other safety or environmental regulations - in the same way as seat belts or lead free fuel for example. To start with it will be compulsory feature for new motor vehicles. At a later date it will be illegal for a human to override the computer control. Safely co...
by Pete Owens
17 Feb 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Should humans be allowed to continue controlling motor vehicles on public roads once AI in driverless vehicles surpasses human controlled driving in safety and efficiency? Obviously not. Once computer control is established it will be seen as an essential safety feature - in the same way that brake...
by Pete Owens
13 Feb 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle paths
Replies: 38
Views: 1866

Re: Cycle paths

And a bit nearer to Loches: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.1231772,0.9770161,3a,72y,299.5h,82.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI7tzDj1r6HTrxyviPy5dPQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The narrow pavement leading to the brown wheely bin. The kerbed crossing and undergrowth: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.1229645,0.9746604,...
by Pete Owens
13 Feb 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle paths
Replies: 38
Views: 1866

Re: Cycle paths

And to see some more French stupidity on the same road take a look at: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.1307222,0.9411713,3a,75y,264.55h,84.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sloEpb4nK0h5b-Ss5rxrLyQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 In which an absurdly thin cycle lane (basically cycle symbols painted on the edge of road margi...
by Pete Owens
12 Feb 2020, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle paths
Replies: 38
Views: 1866

Re: Cycle paths

Ah, the classic old chestnut of an ancient dodgy risk calculation from a different design being applied to everything! No the compilation of a large body of research over many years and different countries on the relative danger of cycle paths of various designs crossing priority junctions. It is n...
by Pete Owens
9 Feb 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition for A6 High Lane cycle link, Stockport
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Petition for A6 High Lane cycle link, Stockport

Have you signed up the homeowners along the route who would need to give up their front gardens to make space for it?
by Pete Owens
6 Feb 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle paths
Replies: 38
Views: 1866

Re: Cycle paths

Ah, the classic two-way cycle path crossing a priority side road crossing that increases the risk of collisions by a factor of ten. Ah, the classic old chestnut of an ancient dodgy risk calculation from a different design being applied to everything! No the compilation of a large body of research o...