A police positive

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A police positive

Postby Grandad » 23 Feb 2018, 12:12pm


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Re: A police positive

Postby ChrisButch » 23 Feb 2018, 1:35pm

Another recent 'police positive' was the announcement last week by the newly-appointed Chief Constable of South Wales Police that he intends to commute to work by bike. An example of a 'trickle-up' effect? What was once despised as a form of transport only fit for the impoverished working man became socially acceptable first for prosperous young professionals and now - perhaps as these same young professionals climb the tree - acceptable even for the most senior. And since attitudes to cycling from within professions such as the police, judiciary and the law, highway engineers etc are always going to be more effective in producing change than pressure brought on those professions from outside, that can't be a bad thing.

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Re: A police positive

Postby ANTONISH » 23 Feb 2018, 2:21pm

I wouldn't have described Ernest Marples as impoverished.

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Re: A police positive

Postby MikeF » 23 Feb 2018, 11:28pm

Well done the police. It just needs councillors to listen!
It's not just that the cycle lanes can be potholed, but often they are too narrow or have débris in them. I find on this part of the A25 the lane isn't wide enough for travelling at 25-30mph and I stay outside it. (It's a bit wider than it appears on streetview). Also note how wide the centre cross hatchings are so that all those well protected cars don't collide. Maybe one benefit of the cycle markings might be to remind drivers that cyclists also use the roads?
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Re: A police positive

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Feb 2018, 9:56am

ChrisButch wrote:Another recent 'police positive' was the announcement last week by the newly-appointed Chief Constable of South Wales Police that he intends to commute to work by bike. An example of a 'trickle-up' effect? What was once despised as a form of transport only fit for the impoverished working man became socially acceptable first for prosperous young professionals and now - perhaps as these same young professionals climb the tree - acceptable even for the most senior. And since attitudes to cycling from within professions such as the police, judiciary and the law, highway engineers etc are always going to be more effective in producing change than pressure brought on those professions from outside, that can't be a bad thing.

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How far will he ride, is it hilly, does he have an e-bike?
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Re: A police positive

Postby cyclemad » 24 Feb 2018, 11:29pm

a flash in the pan...once the hype fizzles out so will the money and with the police at an all time low in regards to finances and morale they divert resources to dealing with the off spring from the audience of the Jeremy Kyle show once again !!