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by Pete Owens
8 Jan 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 855

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: 1007

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: 23458

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: 23458

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: 23458

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: 23458

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: 23458

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: 23458

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: 3067

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: 33
Views: 1647

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: 483

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/
by Pete Owens
26 Nov 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 33
Views: 1647

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

Maybe there is something to be said for out-of-town developments, they allegedly suck the blood out of old cities Or rather, they free space in town, food stores move back in because rents are lower There are two out-of-town developments near me, one is easy to reach by train or cycle I never go to...
by Pete Owens
26 Nov 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: new to cycling to work help please
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: new to cycling to work help please

No suspension is a definite plus unless you want to do serious off road stuff. If your path is well maintained you will probably be better with less knobbly tyres. For commuting you will need proper full length mud guards - and a pannier rack if you regularly carry stuff. With the gears it is not so...
by Pete Owens
26 Nov 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8270

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

When you have to lie about the other side in a debate and put words in their mouths, you are losing the argument. :) No lie - it is a direct quote - I note you took care to cut out your post that I was replying to. It is not. I have never called competent careful cyclists who value our own safety a...
by Pete Owens
25 Nov 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8270

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

" hard ***** " is mjr speak for competent careful cyclists who value our own safety above the convenience of motorists. When you have to lie about the other side in a debate and put words in their mouths, you are losing the argument. :) No lie - it is a direct quote - I note you took care...