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by sirmy
27 Jul 2015, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50416

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Ferdinand appears to be placing a lot of emphasis on the 1970 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act which says in section 20 para 1 (a) "no statutory provision prohibiting or restricting the use of footways shall prohibit or restrict the use of that vehicle on a footway;" using the def...
by sirmy
5 Jun 2015, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving Awareness Course.
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: Driving Awareness Course.

I had to attend one of those courses and had a similar experience. What really angered me about the instructor on my course was that he said that 20 mph speed limits held up drivers and that children should be taught not to run out into the road! Of course in his world a 10 year old would always sto...
by sirmy
4 Jun 2015, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New type of road surface
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: New type of road surface

You'll know soon enough if it's slurry seal as it will be potholed in a couple of months. It's really only fit for footpahts and ways (IMHO)
by sirmy
17 May 2015, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pushing a bike on a footpath.
Replies: 99
Views: 14209

Re: Pushing a bike on a footpath.

But in 1861 bicycles hadn't even been invented. The hobby horse ruled...


This http://www.futuremuseum.co.uk/collections/life-work/social-history/sport-entertainment/cycling/replica-of-michauxs-bicycle,-1861.aspxlooks a lot like a bicycle to me
by sirmy
10 May 2015, 10:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The distance of the gap at the bottom of a a-frame barrier ?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: The distance of the gap at the bottom of a a-frame barri

There is a british standard for gaps, gates and stiles. I don't have a copy but there is an explantory note ( http://www.centrewire.com/BRITISH%20STANDARD.pdf ) which, on page 5, give 1525mm as the required width, at ground level, for a gap through a hedge on a bridleway. I did read this once and se...
by sirmy
1 May 2015, 6:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Signs - Minutes or Mileage
Replies: 61
Views: 4037

Re: Signs - Minutes or Mileage

First up, road signs in the UK have to give distances in miles (even though those distances will have been worked outo a map based on 1km grid!). Oddly on road signs The North only refers to the area west of the Pennines, places to the East are listed by name(and there's a limited number of them tha...
by sirmy
27 Apr 2015, 7:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Something Stinks in Newcastle
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: Something Stinks in Newcastle

Newcastle were palying at home that day, the police would have been busy elsewhere
by sirmy
31 Mar 2015, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FREE Volvo life paint for cyclist
Replies: 37
Views: 4337

Life paint!!!!

Those brainy boffins at Volvo have come up with a great idea for keeping cyclists safe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWzeGlaFvI#t=113 Can't help wondering if it wouldn't have been simpler to tell drivers to look beyond the end of their bonnet! (does look good though). I do like the quote at aroun...
by sirmy
2 Mar 2015, 6:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Suzette Davenport gets my vote
Replies: 4
Views: 5666

Re: Suzette Davenport gets my vote

Also listen to this (also posted elsewhere)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02l4hj1
by sirmy
2 Mar 2015, 6:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: If anyone ever tells you that .....
Replies: 0
Views: 4592

If anyone ever tells you that .....

... using a mobile phone while driving isn't dangerous, play them this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02l4hj1

There's a longer version here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b053zr4b starting at about 8:30
by sirmy
25 Jan 2015, 11:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs
Replies: 27
Views: 2672

Re: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs

The "red book" is rather like the highway code in that it is an explanation of the implementation of the provisions of the New Roads and Street Works Act. However if works aren't laid out in accordance with this the contractor could find themselves with an FPN The Traffic Signs Manual is, ...
by sirmy
23 Nov 2014, 8:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it time for radicalism?
Replies: 55
Views: 4631

Re: Is it time for radicalism?

The roads are dangerous.... .... but only when used :wink:


No, the people using the roads are dangerous, the roads simply lie there and do nothing. How can a stationary, inanimate object be dangerous
by sirmy
25 Oct 2014, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is there a case for doing away with juires ....
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Is there a case for doing away with juires ....

... as they don't appear to want to convict

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/sun-blinded-drivers-who-hit-cyclist-in-sunderland-cleared-of-causing-death-1-6913938. No matter how incompetent or negligent you get to walk free!
by sirmy
28 Sep 2014, 9:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Rubbish drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: Rubbish drivers

So many park on footways, why not drive on them as well. if nothing is done about one why bother with the other?
by sirmy
20 Sep 2014, 7:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hope for London or pie in the sky?
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Hope for London or pie in the sky?

I was in London on Monday, first time in years, to see Kate Bush(totally stunning BTW) and I found I was having difficulty breathing while walking so how people ride down there beats me. Maybe you adapt to the lack of oxygen in the same way Sherpas have :?