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by sirmy
27 Mar 2009, 8:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Caravan Club Crap
Replies: 124
Views: 5852

Re: Caravan Club Crap

The original article said "The point is, though, that car drivers pay heavily to use the roads,". This really misses the way that roads are paid for Road are maintained at the public expense (rather than each person having to provide a number of days labour each year to maintain roads). Th...
by sirmy
25 Mar 2009, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet use post Richardson death
Replies: 186
Views: 11711

Re: Helmet use post Richardson death

I will admit that I haven't read all of the contributions to this thread so this may have been raised before. In those countries that introduced a mandatory requirement for the wearing of helmets is there any evidence of a reduction of the number of miles cycled along with the reduction in the numbe...
by sirmy
21 Mar 2009, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who pays for Cycle lanes???
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Who pays for Cycle lanes???

Unfortunately the jobs of promoting cycle use and designing road layouts are separated by vast distances, both physically and philosophically. It's far too common for the cycling officer to be attached to a councils leisure department and for the highways department to be only vaguely aware of their...
by sirmy
14 Mar 2009, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3688

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

Section 329 of the Highways Act 1980 defines as footway as "footway" means a way comprised in a highway which also comprises a carriageway, being a way over which the public have a right of way on foot only;" It's therefore not a road, having rights on foot only so driving on a footwa...
by sirmy
13 Mar 2009, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3688

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

The relevant part is "not being land forming part of a road" which footways don't, footways are part of the highway but not the carriageway/road
by sirmy
13 Mar 2009, 8:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wire mesh on footbridge planks
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Wire mesh on footbridge planks

Wire mesh on bridges is simply a bad idea. The wire used tends to be the type intended for small animal enclosures. This wire is too light to be regularly walked on and quickly deteriorates. The result is lots of little pieces sticking straight up. Think yourself lucky your not a dog crossing with b...
by sirmy
13 Mar 2009, 8:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3688

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

Section 34 of the Road Traffic Act (1988) says "34 Prohibition of driving motor vehicles elsewhere than on roads (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, if without lawful authority a person drives a motor vehicle— (a) on to or upon any common land, moorland or land of any other descripti...
by sirmy
12 Mar 2009, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - just need to sound off!
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: Mudguards - just need to sound off!

It could be worse, I bought a set of own branded mudguards from Halfords. The stays have to fitted into a plastic clip which then connects to the mudguard. These have to be first cut to length, apparently the designer didn't give much thought to how to determine the right length, needless to say non...
by sirmy
11 Mar 2009, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You got potholes
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: You got potholes

Anyone know for sure how many potholes it takes to fill The Albert Hall? :?