M5 Cyclist

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M5 Cyclist

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Aug 2018, 4:28pm


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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby Mick F » 14 Aug 2018, 4:56pm

What about cycling on a busy dual carriageway?
Legally, you can do it, but not on a quiet motorway.

What is the practical difference here?
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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Aug 2018, 5:03pm

None whatsoever except the sort of legal bit :lol:

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby fossala » 14 Aug 2018, 5:03pm

Mick F wrote:What about cycling on a busy dual carriageway?
Legally, you can do it, but not on a quiet motorway.

What is the practical difference here?

Until recently I've tried to have a balanced view with laws regarding cycling. In the last 48hr I've changed my tune and thought f*** it! If the government want to start a war against cyclists it's just a few more laws I'll ignore. Cars are more dangerous than bicycles, maybe they should be the ones banned from motorways.

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby pwa » 14 Aug 2018, 5:13pm

Mick F wrote:What about cycling on a busy dual carriageway?
Legally, you can do it, but not on a quiet motorway.

What is the practical difference here?

A bit safer on the motorway if you stick to the quiet left strip, but more legal on the dual carriageway.

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Aug 2018, 5:49pm

Maybe one day there'll be motorways with segregated cycle paths alongside. Not sure I'd want to cycle on such a facility, however. There's a segregated path alongside the (very busy) A23 d/c just north of Brighton. I've used it many times: it's a relatively safe and easy route to and from Brighton. But is it a pleasant ride, what with all the traffic roaring past? One guess!
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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Aug 2018, 6:46pm

Pardon? Could you type that more loudly?

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby mjr » 15 Aug 2018, 12:09am

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby [XAP]Bob » 15 Aug 2018, 8:23am

The difference is that cycle lanes are signed in blue - a different colour from ‘notmal’ roads, A roads, and M... oh
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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Aug 2018, 11:04am

This is not an uncommon occurrence for either vehicles to bikes

Often it is poor access design, poor signage and the individuals do not realise what has happened util they are already on the motorway.It is not a deliberate act or the action of idiots unlesss you are referring to the planners

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Re: M5 Cyclist

Postby gaz » 16 Aug 2018, 10:01am

Whoever designed this was anticipating cyclists riding on an eight lane NSL road with hard shoulders, why else provide a slip to guide* them off?

*I use the word guide in its loosest sense. There's no direction signs to tell you where the slip goes or how to continue your journey.