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by amaferanga
18 May 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to get things done: Chris Boardman
Replies: 65
Views: 2592

Re: How to get things done: Chris Boardman

He offers more of the same stuff we've seen for 20 odd years now, inconvenient and unusable cycle lanes which cyclists won't use and nobody will maintain. This is simply untrue. CB and his team (e.g. Brian Deegan) know how to design streets and cycle lanes so people want to use them. The main probl...
by amaferanga
17 May 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to get things done: Chris Boardman
Replies: 65
Views: 2592

Re: How to get things done: Chris Boardman

He offers more of the same stuff we've seen for 20 odd years now, inconvenient and unusable cycle lanes which cyclists won't use and nobody will maintain. This is simply untrue. CB and his team (e.g. Brian Deegan) know how to design streets and cycle lanes so people want to use them. The main probl...
by amaferanga
10 Apr 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Connecting ANT+ Cycle and home computers

Zwift has a 7 day / 25km free trial so you may as well install the programme on your computer and see if you can get it to work with your ANT+ dongle. I use Zwift, but I've not used the PC version. On an android phone it was really straight forward to set up so I'd expect the same for the PC version...
by amaferanga
24 Mar 2020, 6:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52723

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Wigan Royal Albert Edward Infirmary are setting up a field hospital in one of their car parks for COVID-19 patients. I don't think they've ever done that for flu. The Christie hospital in Manchester are preparing for the biggest crisis the NHS have ever faced.

An over reaction? No.
by amaferanga
26 Feb 2020, 9:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Space Debate
Replies: 60
Views: 1951

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

That is a perfectly valid comparison. It is EXACTLY THE SAME ROAD carrying EXACTLY THE SAME TRAFFIC - just at different points one slightly nearer to Macclesfield and one slightly nearer to Stockport. Certainly the most cycle friendly section of the whole Wilmslow Road cycle route - without the dan...
by amaferanga
25 Feb 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Space Debate
Replies: 60
Views: 1951

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

OK in that case let us perform a trial to see if you genuinely believe that conventional high speed roads benefit the blind. We will meet in Poynton at a busy time of day. I will bring a blindfold. First we will head a couple of hundred metres north of the shared space - you will put on the blindfo...
by amaferanga
25 Feb 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Space Debate
Replies: 60
Views: 1951

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

OK in that case let us perform a trial to see if you genuinely believe that conventional high speed roads benefit the blind. We will meet in Poynton at a busy time of day. I will bring a blindfold. First we will head a couple of hundred metres north of the shared space - you will put on the blindfo...
by amaferanga
21 Feb 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1917

Re: Paint is not protection

Do you also object to modal filters and active neighbourhoods? Not at all - that is what I have long been arguing for. Traffic reduction and speed reduction are the key to improving conditions for vulnerable road users which is why they are at the top of the hierarchy of measures. It is reversing t...
by amaferanga
20 Feb 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 43
Views: 1917

Re: Paint is not protection

Noticable how cycling numbers have increased significantly in Manchester , where proper kerbs have been installed to inhibit vehicle encroachment. We need this generally. Oh dear, someone else praising Boardman's stupidly dangerous farcilities, which seem to be personally targeted at killing my dau...
by amaferanga
29 Dec 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

The success in GREATER Manchester (though little has actually been built yet, there's >£350 million of high quality schemes moving forward that will enable more active travel) is down to the GM Mayor Andy Burnham appointing Chris Boardman as the walking and cycling commissioner and tasking him with ...
by amaferanga
13 Dec 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

Hooray. £70 million/year for active travel. We're screwed.
by amaferanga
7 Dec 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

The solution is obvious: deal with the fundamental problem that is the profligate use of the private car. This will be politically difficult but not impossible. If car use is not restricted to a far, far higher degree then the present range of ill-effects will not only continue to exist but increas...
by amaferanga
6 Dec 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2633

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

Why bother when the problem is that planners get involved that are clueless and the main issue is that there's the perpetual push for segregated infra which is simply not the solution to increasing cycling on any significant level whilst not improving safety massively also! Already new and highly p...
by amaferanga
3 Dec 2019, 12:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24020

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

Anyway it seems obvious to me at least that some people wish to penalise medical staff for getting to work,which is a sad state of affairs IMHO. If you wish the NHS to continue to be underfunded vote Tory,you won't be disappointed! Why subsidise people that choose to drive and ignore those that cyc...
by amaferanga
3 Dec 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24020

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

PWA,you're spot on. Hospital parking should be free or atleast the fee should nominal,and NHS staff should not have to pay to park their car at work,end of. It's a disgrace I'm wondering how many people on this thread have to pay to park on a works car park? Should the NHS also subsidise public tra...