Hoax Farcility.

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby squeaker » 29 Nov 2012, 1:03pm

661-Pete wrote:Sadly, there are no good cycling routes into Brighton from the north, not on weekday mornings.
Ditto Worthing - I regard the Bostal Road from Steyning to be too much of a rat run :( Shoreham has the Annington / Coombes road from Bramber (but don't mention the muddy morass that is the Downs Link). Just have to get the MTB out and get dirty :shock:
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby yaxu » 29 Nov 2012, 2:51pm

People grumbling about the cycle facility site losing its way.. I looked at all of the facilities over the last year, and they just about all look terrible.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/w ... the-month/

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 29 Nov 2012, 7:27pm

The campaigners can't vefiry every photo they get sent...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby yaxu » 29 Nov 2012, 7:32pm

I meant the facilities all look terrible, in case my post was ambiguous..

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby PRL » 1 Dec 2012, 7:41pm

I suppose the latest one isn't too silly.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/w ... /index.htm

You are cycling along the shared footway and there is a queue waiting for the bus. You divert onto the lay-bye to pass it. (not if the bus is actually there :wink: )

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby yaxu » 2 Dec 2012, 3:41pm

PRL wrote:You are cycling along the shared footway and there is a queue waiting for the bus. You divert onto the lay-bye to pass it. (not if the bus is actually there :wink: )


These appear to be road markings improvised on a whim, putting cyclists on an apparently mandatory but non-standard, poorly marked and signposted contraflow on a busy A-road.

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby reohn2 » 2 Dec 2012, 4:26pm

yaxu wrote:People grumbling about the cycle facility site losing its way.. I looked at all of the facilities over the last year, and they just about all look terrible.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/w ... the-month/


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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby meic » 15 Nov 2018, 1:14am

Almost six years since this hoax farcility was pointed out to them and it is still there undermining their credibility.
Here is a picture from the road on top of that "concrete wall" you can see the fence which would be on your left after turning and the back of the sign showing the way along the path.
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6606149 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby Pete Owens » 15 Nov 2018, 2:04am

This seems to be somewhat of an obsession of yours, which presumably means you are a fan of NCN 4.

Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83h,80.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svdtFFpxEVaMDkJeGBXS0bw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby mjr » 15 Nov 2018, 7:49am

3 posts in 6 years is hardly obsessive. I'm sure you've posted more often than that on many topics.

As I've noted "obsessively" ;-) that site seems to achieve almost nothing except sell some books. It doesn't get stuff fixed.
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby meic » 15 Nov 2018, 8:43am

Pete Owens wrote:This seems to be somewhat of an obsession of yours, which presumably means you are a fan of NCN 4.

Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83h,80.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svdtFFpxEVaMDkJeGBXS0bw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


No, it means that I dont like this bare faced lie staying on your website unchallenged.
There are large sections of NCN4 which I avoid having used them once. This hoax farcility is a section which not only do I use regularly, I also used it before it was part of the NCN when NCN4 was still running on the minor roads around it.

It is the lying that offends me.
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby meic » 15 Nov 2018, 9:02am

Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843 ... 312!8i6656

You could if you want.
However you would continue to undermine your general case. If you ever went and cycled there you would see that the options are very limited for what they can do for people who do not wish to cycle on the very busy narrow A484. At certain times of the day I will use the cyclepath across the Lougher Bridge, even with its angler shaped hazards as the A484 isnt too pleasant.
I dont wish to take my daughter on the A484 but will let her ride on the A4240 so I enter or leave the farcility at that point with her. When she was younger we would indeed dismount at that point and cross the road to use the cyclepath on the other side because the road has to crossed anyway to follow the route and it avoids having to cross the Yaucht club's entry road.
The caption would read yet another annoying "Cyclists Dismount" sign which most people ignore.
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby pwa » 15 Nov 2018, 9:21am

I think we should all acknowledge that Meic knows this particular feature and it is not a problem. Labelling it a "farcility" was a mistake. Anyone disagree with that?

We could all draw up a long list of genuinely problematic facilities, so why linger on this one that turned out to be okay?

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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby meic » 15 Nov 2018, 9:26am

I am lingering on it because it is still on the website as farcility of the Month October 2010.
That is eight years that this hoax has remained there.
A correction, a removal, an apology?
I know I am just too hasty about this, its only eight years.
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Re: Hoax Farcility.

Postby pwa » 15 Nov 2018, 9:43am

I mean that the Warrington group is lingering on this mistakenly identified "farcility", not you Meic. I should have made that clear.

We have enough real problem areas to focus on. That daft gate at Margam comes to mind.