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by Sares
30 Jun 2008, 11:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24447

Living without a car is ossible! 30% yes that's right 30% of households have no access to a car! If they can manage then why can't others? What a high and mighty statement. Oh, if it was just so easy, and to preach to the great unwashed and car owning masses. :roll: It may come back to hubgear's qu...
by Sares
29 Jun 2008, 12:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Taking bikes on a train
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

Yes, first class is usually opposite the bikes, so you wouldn't have had that option.
by Sares
29 Jun 2008, 11:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Taking bikes on a train
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

I generally sit in the carriage nearest the bike so I can get it off as quickly as possible.
by Sares
29 Jun 2008, 11:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "And make no mistake, cyclists are criminals"
Replies: 276
Views: 18344

I think what david143 meant was that it is not stupid for there to be traffic lights, rather than arguing that the lights themselves might be intelligent... I'd agree with the first part- would much rather go through a large junction with traffic lights than a large roundabout. Then again, I'd most ...
by Sares
28 Jun 2008, 5:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24447

A high oil price whilst painful does speed up the transition to a society that's less dependent on oil. Fuel subsidies on the other hand simply serve to prop up a system that is ultimately going to fail. Better small amounts of pain dealt out in a timely fashion than a sudden bolt from the blue tha...
by Sares
27 Jun 2008, 12:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "And make no mistake, cyclists are criminals"
Replies: 276
Views: 18344

A lot of the bikes I see could use an MOT! I like to see a well maintain bike but would you make it a mandatory annual test? I don't think it would be cost-effective, but considering those riding bikes with no brakes etc., a mandatory inspection would improve safety. With regard to RLJing, I think ...
by Sares
27 Jun 2008, 11:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports with cycle-friendly feeder roads
Replies: 37
Views: 4150

Birmingham can be done- it's not great, but you can get to small roads fairly soon. Relatively quiet dual carriageway right at the airport.
by Sares
26 Jun 2008, 1:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "And make no mistake, cyclists are criminals"
Replies: 276
Views: 18344

A lot of the bikes I see could use an MOT!
by Sares
26 Jun 2008, 1:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Taking bikes on a train
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

Yes, the orientation of the trains can often be a problem. With Virgin West Coast, the first class nearly always is in the london direction, so the bikes are opposite. With others, it varies from day to day, and the platform staff know the layout, but they don't know at which end. And it generally i...
by Sares
25 Jun 2008, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thank goodness for Northern Trains
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Gisen's tip is a very handy one and thanks for the pic! The Voyagers run on Cross-country services that go from Plymouth and Bournmouth to Edinburgh and Manchester- up and down the island. The Cross-country trains from Stansted to Birmingham (and probably also the Nottingham-Cardiff route) however a...
by Sares
25 Jun 2008, 12:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: arriva trains
Replies: 47
Views: 6644

Re: re bikespaces Chris Juden's reply

Except Sares, everyone's ignored my comment/question about DESIGN of multi-purpose spaces to suit bikes & everyone.If these take up an equal no. of seat-spaces to those currenly in place, why shouldn't they acccommodate more bikes, more varied luggage etc, as in the past, thus even increasing p...
by Sares
25 Jun 2008, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24447

My comment about mortgages & renting probably did sound horribly smug. Sorry, it wasn't really meant to, and wasn't really in comparison to ianr's situation either. He obviously has other factors constraining his choices. It's mostly relief compared to the situation of my friends and co-workers ...
by Sares
24 Jun 2008, 3:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "And make no mistake, cyclists are criminals"
Replies: 276
Views: 18344

It's interesting that the writer is stating that cyclists shouldn't be where pedestrians are, while over on On the Road, another is arguing (but less venomously) that cyclists should not be on the road. There aren't really any other practical options...
by Sares
24 Jun 2008, 3:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24447

A mortgage sounds more like a millstone than anything else, making choices far more difficult. I'm quite relieved that I don't have one. I'm not independently wealthy, I rent. I've been told that's foolish, but it leaves me with some options.
by Sares
24 Jun 2008, 2:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thank goodness for Northern Trains
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

First Great Western couldnt be worse, badly thoughtout policy for cyclists.... No sympathy for any passengers infact, generally terrible rail company! This is what I've noticed, that the companies which are difficult for cyclists have a bad attitude to all passengers. For pioneer's Shropshire trip,...