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chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
edited January 2015 in The bottom bracket
[url=http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/01/london-tells-cars-to-censored -off-by-turning-embankment-into-a-cycle-superhighway/]http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/01/london ... erhighway/[/url]

Some great comments at the bottom of that! soothsayer is a good read!
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,268
    There was a video about Poynton that caught my eye....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzDDMzq7d0#t=763

    Quite a surprise, I never thought that could work.


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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Capt Slog wrote:
    There was a video about Poynton that caught my eye....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzDDMzq7d0#t=763

    Quite a surprise, I never thought that could work.

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  • Chris Bass wrote:
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/01/london-tells-cars-to-censored -off-by-turning-embankment-into-a-cycle-superhighway/

    Some great comments at the bottom of that! soothsayer is a good read!

    And he's a cyclist too. You tend to find that the ones who argue loudest against decent cycling infrastructure are cyclists. Usually committed roadies who will cycle down a three lane dual carriageway for fun.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,320 Lives Here
    Chris Bass wrote:
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/01/london-tells-cars-to-censored -off-by-turning-embankment-into-a-cycle-superhighway/

    Some great comments at the bottom of that! soothsayer is a good read!

    And he's a cyclist too. You tend to find that the ones who argue loudest against decent cycling infrastructure are cyclists. Usually committed roadies who will cycle down a three lane dual carriageway for fun.
    There is definitely an element of that. I've had the same argument on here (in the commuting section) with people that have argued against better infrastructure. I did point out to one particularly vocal one that when his new born child started cycling he may see things differently. I am more concerned that my wife and kids feel safe enough when cycling than I am about trying to get another KOM on Strava*.

    * That's assuming I had any.
  • byke68byke68 Posts: 1,070
    "Lycra Monkeys"! :) are they the same as Northern Monkeys?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,233
    Capt Slog wrote:
    There was a video about Poynton that caught my eye....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzDDMzq7d0#t=763

    Quite a surprise, I never thought that could work.

    Taking away the kerbs seems to have removed the perceived ownership of space or territory.

    I think Pelican crossings work much better than traffic light operated pedestrian crossings. In Eastbaaaawn, there were lots of Pelican crossings and it was easy to cross the road. When there is a pedestrian crossing, steel barriers pop up for some reason. People press the button, wait and then cross anyway because of a gap in traffic. The lights go red and the traffic stops with no one waiting to cross the road.

    When the process is formalised by lights, it is impersonal and somehow enforced with no one giving a damn. When it is informal, people act with altruistic spontaneity!
    Nowt censored as folk.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    veronese68 wrote:
    Chris Bass wrote:
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/01/london-tells-cars-to-censored -off-by-turning-embankment-into-a-cycle-superhighway/

    Some great comments at the bottom of that! soothsayer is a good read!

    And he's a cyclist too. You tend to find that the ones who argue loudest against decent cycling infrastructure are cyclists. Usually committed roadies who will cycle down a three lane dual carriageway for fun.
    There is definitely an element of that. I've had the same argument on here (in the commuting section) with people that have argued against better infrastructure. I did point out to one particularly vocal one that when his new born child started cycling he may see things differently. I am more concerned that my wife and kids feel safe enough when cycling than I am about trying to get another KOM on Strava*.

    * That's assuming I had any.

    Known as 'vehicular cyclists'.

    Remember I was part of the school representation for proposal to change the layout of a bridge right by the school which had witnessed 2 students killed cycling to school.

    The local 'cycling' rep was actually the only guy who was against any change to the infrastructure on the bridge (which in mine, and a lot of other people's mind, was a principal cause of the deaths).

    He too was a 'vehicular cyclist'
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    yeah, although I have read many of his posts on other articles and to say he is a cyclist is about the same as saying I'm a hiker because I have previously walked to a bus stop or train station
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