Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 22 Oct 2017, 2:19pm

Maybe!

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby PRL » 22 Oct 2017, 3:18pm

Two distinct questions.

Shared footway - it depends. The street-view pictures suggest that pedestrians will be few and the road is narrow. Probably yes.

Wrong side of road. - annoying . In this case it connects well with the next bit of the route so again probably yes.

Sustrans routes are of variable quality and I have enjoyed some and cursed at others but what can you expect from a provincial charity that has to make do with what it is given. A properly funded government agency would be held to a higher standard.

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby thelawnet » 22 Oct 2017, 5:02pm

Sustrans is essentially funded by government. Most of its funds are 'restricted', i.e. the charity is effectively working as a government contractor on a specific task.

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby PRL » 22 Oct 2017, 5:21pm

thelawnet wrote:Sustrans is essentially funded by government. Most of its funds are 'restricted', i.e. the charity is effectively working as a government contractor on a specific task.


As I supporter I receive constant appeals for money. I doubt if Highways England has to resort to such. :roll:

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby MikeF » 22 Oct 2017, 10:32pm

Much of the national cycle network suffers from the problems mentioned by the OP. NCN21 in Crawley, for example, has very similar problems.
The main issue that local councils and the government have a complete lack of commitment to cycling, combined with the opinion that it's not something most people do. The difficulty for Sustrans is that it is constrained by this.
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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Oct 2017, 7:48am

Yes
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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby Username » 25 Oct 2017, 3:26am

PRL wrote:Two distinct questions.

Shared footway - it depends. The street-view pictures suggest that pedestrians will be few and the road is narrow. Probably yes.

Wrong side of road. - annoying . In this case it connects well with the next bit of the route so again probably yes.

Sustrans routes are of variable quality and I have enjoyed some and cursed at others but what can you expect from a provincial charity that has to make do with what it is given. A properly funded government agency would be held to a higher standard.


Like horse-ass it would. The Government is a properly funded government agency and look how crap it turned out. Universal Credit is a recent example. Then theres the story with trains. They're about as useful as a Korean made missile.

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Re: Would you cycle on a 'shared' pavement on the wrong side of the road?

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Oct 2017, 7:14pm

Yes, in many situations it is better, I can keep an eye on the motons

When cycling I feel I have more in common with pedestrians/people than with motor vehicles
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