Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

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Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby TonyR » 1 May 2013, 6:32am

Transport for London has commissioned TRL to undertake a range of off-street trials of innovative cycling improvements. These off-street trials will look at a number of options and based on analysis of the trials, decisions will be made as to whether or not they can be introduced on-street, subject to Department for Transport approval.


They're also looking for volunteers to help in the trials

http://www.trl.co.uk/cyclinginnovationtrials/

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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Geriatrix » 1 May 2013, 9:54am

TonyR wrote:They're also looking for volunteers to help in the trials

http://www.trl.co.uk/cyclinginnovationtrials/

Do you know if this has been posted on other forums? I think it should.
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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby TonyR » 1 May 2013, 12:08pm

Not that I'm aware of but given the lack of interest it appears to have created here..........

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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Mr. Viking » 1 May 2013, 12:50pm

I would love to have a go, but sadly I live nowhere near london

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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Geriatrix » 1 May 2013, 1:04pm

Completed the form. They never asked for an e-mail address, just phone number.
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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Geriatrix » 28 May 2013, 7:00pm

Got a call today with a request to attend as a driver which surprised me a bit since I volunteered as a cyclist but that's OK.
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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 29 May 2013, 9:24am

Geriatrix wrote:Got a call today with a request to attend as a driver which surprised me a bit since I volunteered as a cyclist but that's OK.


Maybe they've been overwhelmed with cyclists - possibly gives you an excellent position to comment on what works as a knowledgeable/sympathetic motorist.
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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Geriatrix » 29 May 2013, 2:05pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Maybe they've been overwhelmed with cyclists - possibly gives you an excellent position to comment on what works as a knowledgeable/sympathetic motorist.

Yes I agreed to go as a driver & they made an appointment for Friday. They said they would send a confirmation by e-mail which I'm still waiting for.
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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby Steady rider » 30 May 2013, 8:46pm

the bus stop design looks quite poor,
edges ? not chamfered, is a raised profile required? it could be avoided, cheaper and allows for changes to design without a raised profile.

I took photos of several bus stops in NL. The had small islands in some cases and tapering in cycle lanes, not with straight lines that changes from one direction at an angle, should we have similar arrangements? the design speed needs to be about 20 mph and if changing at an angle, should be about 15-20 degrees.(curves rather than angles should be the norm)

All designs should be tested to a minimum riding speed of 20 mph, ensuring that they can be used without undue slowing down and do not require tight turns.

Probably better to have the bus waiting area on the pavement in some cases.

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Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

Postby 7_lives_left » 30 May 2013, 11:27pm

I live within commuting distance of Wokingham, so I signed up on their website form.