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by Pete Owens
19 Mar 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6409

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

So what's the difference between stage and phase in this context? In normal everyday language they mean the same thing. Traffic engineers refer to a stage to mean a particular combination of signals which allow particular user movements through the junction. They will draw a diagram to show the mov...
by Pete Owens
19 Mar 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6409

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

'We' are not letting go of bus lanes, but taking them over, remember, this is a cycling group, I think. Not only do we already use bus lanes – but these are the ideal cycling environment (even from a segregationist perspective). They present a virtually motor traffic free environment – Not only are...
by Pete Owens
18 Mar 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6409

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

'We' are not letting go of bus lanes, but taking them over, remember, this is a cycling group, I think. Not only do we already use bus lanes – but these are the ideal cycling environment (even from a segregationist perspective). They present a virtually motor traffic free environment – Not only are...
by Pete Owens
16 Mar 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 74
Views: 6409

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

There can be an issue with bus controlled lights in a situation where buses are the only motor traffic. Eg this bus/cycle route heading north from the centre of Warrington: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/58839/ There are no loop detectors, so lights don't respond to vehicles other than buses ...
by Pete Owens
26 Jan 2019, 1:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12789

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

Ahh new-towns - the most car-dependent settlements in the country. And not by accident, but because the planners forced developers to design them around the needs of cars, rather than people. Presumably during that time those plans will have required developers to provide excessive car parking (whil...
by Pete Owens
19 Jan 2019, 12:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 9843

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

The reason for banning cyclists (along with other slow vehicles such as tractors) is not safety, but to avoid slowing the flow of traffic. Motorways are our safest roads - so long as you were only riding from one junction to the next and not attempting to filter across slip roads it would in most ca...
by Pete Owens
18 Jan 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The Science of Cycle Helmet Safety
Replies: 50
Views: 1591

Re: Is there a multi impact helmet?

This seems to be a curious enquiry.

How frequently do you anticipate banging your head?
by Pete Owens
13 Jan 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fear.
Replies: 35
Views: 4267

Re: Fear.

It is just primitive tribalism - people belong to their own tribe and conform to the social norms of that tribe and reject others. Any identifiable minority will experience the hate - it is all the same - whether it is hating Blacks or Jews or Muslims or Gays or Mexicans or Catholics or Manchester U...
by Pete Owens
8 Jan 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help needed with new road layout proposal from council, is this ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

Re: help needed with new road layout proposal from council, is this ok?

The entire aim of the scheme is to increase motor traffic volumes to the expense of all other considerations - which of itself will be bad for cyclists. To take each of the proposals individually: Measure 1: Traffic lights on roundabouts such as this tend to make things easier for cyclists. Argue fo...
by Pete Owens
20 Dec 2018, 11:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities
Replies: 75
Views: 12438

Re: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities

When it comes to segregation I'm with Rosa Parks. The only purpose of it is to keep us prevent us from causing as much as a seconds delay to the all important people in motors - at the expense of our safety and convenience. When they first started building them back in the '30s they were honest abou...
by Pete Owens
2 Dec 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Commitment to Cycling in West Sussex
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: Commitment to Cycling in West Sussex

I found this enquiry on the web. The problem with many authorities is all they think they need do is produce a strategy = job done. I'm not sure WSCC knows what segregated infrastructure is as they have sacked their cycling officers. Also WSCC seems keen on soft spending eg bikeability which is ess...
by Pete Owens
30 Nov 2018, 1:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 3253

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4018433,-2.326306,3a,75y,108.35h,97.63t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szU51CEeG3yUZjm5YaPXxzA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DzU51CEeG3yUZjm5YaPXxzA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D337.73196%26pitch%3D0%...
by Pete Owens
30 Nov 2018, 1:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 3253

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

Presumably the charge would apply to my own car going to the car park beside the Hilton, which I used recently. My wife and I stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights and parked the car in that car park. The car stayed there, unused, until we left. I wonder what we would have done if there had be...
by Pete Owens
29 Nov 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 3253

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

This is really good news. Councils up and down the country have known that legal pollution limits were being breached in their areas for years, yet have failed to take any meaningful action due to fear of motorists. I'm sure the government's plan was to wait till we leave the EU - then legalise the ...
by Pete Owens
17 Nov 2018, 2:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 34
Views: 4672

Re: Hoax Farcility.

3 posts in 6 years is hardly obsessive. I'm sure you've posted more often than that on many topics. Three posts on this thread. I have started to notice cryptic and hostile reference to Warrington Cycle Campaign on several occasions on different and completely unrelated threads - for example in his...