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by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 2:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 34
Views: 4668

Re: Hoax Farcility.

This seems to be somewhat of an obsession of yours, which presumably means you are a fan of NCN 4. Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83h...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 4592

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

You might think that an apology is in order but that says more about your attitude than than the cycle paths. You are forgetting that it is Sustrans themselves who are finally admitting that the network is rubbish. A bit of humility following that would be entirely in order. And actually my dislike...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?
Replies: 40
Views: 1227

Re: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?

It only takes a cursory glance at the heatmap to see that it is completely unrepresentative of everyday cycling. The people who use strava tend to be competitive riders measuring their performance. Even if they also happen to be utility cyclists I very much doubt they will be recording their local t...
by Pete Owens
15 Nov 2018, 12:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 4592

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

So finally they acknowledge what some of us have been telling them for 20 years that their network is c**p. You would think that at this point an apology would be in order, but no, just a request to give them even more money.
by Pete Owens
8 Nov 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..
Replies: 21
Views: 1140

Re: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..

It took the jury *five hours* to decide...! While it is extremely unlikely for a randomly selected jury to include 11 utter morons, there is always the possibility of one. And in this case they seem to have been utterly intransigent. I suspect 11 of the jury will have reached their conclusion withi...
by Pete Owens
7 Nov 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..
Replies: 21
Views: 1140

Re: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..

My reading of that case is that the defence was that there was insufficient evidence to identify the defendant as being the person who was standing in the carriageway and was alleged to have caused the crash. ie With stronger evidence of identification, a conviction was more likely. But what is the...
by Pete Owens
1 Nov 2018, 11:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17696

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Critically, no underpass or any other aid to crossing the A142 at any point along the route of this new bypass. I'm not sure that is quite true. About half of it appears to be a bridge which crosses the railway, the river and the NCN 11 cycleway. As pointed out above the cyclepath on the road from ...
by Pete Owens
29 Oct 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Budget 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: Budget 2018

Hardly surprising. This is the same Philip Hammond who was appointed transport secretary by Cameron in 2010 vowing to end the war on motorists. His "achievements" included ditching the previous governments casualty reduction targets, abolishing Cycling England, making it difficult to insta...
by Pete Owens
25 Oct 2018, 12:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 12788

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

Spot on report. It is actually more depressing than the report makes out. It is not that developers are forcing car orientated development that the planning authorities are unable to resist, but planning policies forcing developers to design that way. One of the settlements mentioned in the report i...
by Pete Owens
20 Oct 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 64
Views: 10145

Re: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...

Oh no not the Dutch Reach again. Please will anyone who is still perpetuating this nonsense get into a car, try it and see for yourself that IT DOESN'T WORK. [...] Just tried and it does work. You must have exceptionally short arms if your face is pressed up against the window. Car designs and peop...
by Pete Owens
19 Oct 2018, 1:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...
Replies: 64
Views: 10145

Re: HC update - opening motor vehicle doors ...

Oh no not the Dutch Reach again. Please will anyone who is still perpetuating this nonsense get into a car, try it and see for yourself that IT DOESN'T WORK. Reach over to the door handle with the wrong hand and press your face right up to the window and enjoy a magnificent vie of ... your door pill...
by Pete Owens
17 Oct 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks
Replies: 30
Views: 1319

Re: Road Bike and Cycle Tracks

The only bit of the ring road where cycling is banned is over the Dunkirk flyover, near the QMC, and only over the flyover itself. Are you sure? I can't see any signs on street view. Roads with cycling bans can be seen on this map: http://product.itoworld.com/map/151?lon=-1.10930&lat=52.93418&a...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2018, 11:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2017 Road casualties annual report
Replies: 19
Views: 980

Re: 2017 Road casualties annual report

The big thing that stands out is the effect of the 2010 general election. Please leave fallacious comment regarding politics out of the discussion. Not at all fallacious. This forum is about "public policy" - Public policy is set by the government - the government changed in 2010. The pre...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 2017 Road casualties annual report
Replies: 19
Views: 980

Re: 2017 Road casualties annual report

The big thing that stands out is the effect of the 2010 general election.
by Pete Owens
24 Sep 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2840

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

kwackers wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Driverless cars on redways, What Madness :(

The number of cyclists I see staring at their mobiles whilst riding I reckon we're entering the age of the riderless bike.

Given that the pods driving round MK have a maximum speed of 15mph that is effectively what they are.