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Old 02-27-07, 12:16 AM   #1
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Erm.. ummm... heh.... Bike advocacy??

Now this IS funny
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Old 02-27-07, 12:53 AM   #2
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About on par with major blunders here... such as putting bike lanes in door zones. Obviously the officials making such decisions never bike or walk.
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The Highway Code says cyclists must keep to their side of segregated cycle paths - but riders in Cricklade Road don't know which side that is.
Goodness gracious, they used the "s" word....

Does the law there allow cyclists to simply use the roadway if they prefer, integrated with the other vehicle traffic?
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Old 02-27-07, 12:10 PM   #6
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Being the proud owner of a T62 tank I am very dissapointed that the local council have refused to provide me with definded tank lanes. I have instructed my lawyers to file an application with the European Court of Human Rights as it is clearly unfair that two wheels is better than tracks.
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Goodness gracious, they used the "s" word....
Yes, but I'm guessing that's UK English (don't get me started; I'd hate to have to go all pedantic ). I suspect they might also talk of pelican crossings, but I doubt the average USian would have any idea what the heck that is.
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Yes, but I'm guessing that's UK English (don't get me started; I'd hate to have to go all pedantic ). I suspect they might also talk of pelican crossings, but I doubt the average USian would have any idea what the heck that is.
Maybe on the coast they have pelican crossings; inland here we have duck crossings.

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I've seen some wacky bike path mistakes in the UK, this one is pretty bad. I like the, "To prevent any confusion the cycle lane should always be the one closest to the hedge." comment. That clears it all up.
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Goodness gracious, they used the "s" word....

Does the law there allow cyclists to simply use the roadway if they prefer, integrated with the other vehicle traffic?
Yep. Recently confirmed in the case of R. v. Caden on appeal, in spite of Justice Morgan's original verdict when Daniel Caden was first brought to court.

Govt. tried to change the new version of the Highway Code (UK publication giving general and specific rules for road users of all persuasions) to require cyclists to use segregated bike paths where supplied. Massive email campaign, led by CTC resulted in changes to proposed wording.

Only very rarely do I use such a path if it runs alongside the main highway
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Yes, but I'm guessing that's UK English (don't get me started; I'd hate to have to go all pedantic ). I suspect they might also talk of pelican crossings, but I doubt the average USian would have any idea what the heck that is.
I visited Gibralter once and kept seeing signs saying "No Prams" on shop windows. I had no idea what I was not allowed to bring in.

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Lemsos said he ended up in Huddersfield, thats nothing I ended up in Ulaan Bator in Mongolia as a result of this blunder by our council.Its an absolute disgrace that a mistake in the painting of white lines on a cycle path could end up with me taking a 7000 mile unwanted diversion. I am still awaiting compensation from them and a train ticket back. In the meantime could anybody send me a Farepak hamper?
Maybe it was one of those accidents that "just happens." Nobody's fault.

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I visited Gibralter once and kept seeing signs saying "No Prams" on shop windows. I had no idea what I was not allowed to bring in.
Prams and Nappies make the world go around.
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