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    Council looking out for our safety

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    Cyclists in Milton Keynes have reacted angrily to a decision by town planners to make buildings, trees, street furniture and the road itself much easier to see by painting them all luminous green. The decision follows a number of near misses where pedestrians almost bumped into street furniture or large buildings and then threatened to sue the council on the grounds that they should be more clearly marked.

    But local cyclists are furious at the plan that has made them the same colour as their immediate surroundings. ‘We’ve all spent a fortune on these luminous jackets, trousers and cycle clips’ said local cyclist Mark Randle. ‘Suddenly our hi-visibility cycling gear has turned into the most effective camouflage available. Now we’re completely invisible.’

    But a cycle shop in the town is cashing in on the crisis by advertising ‘normal clothes’ for cyclists to make them stand out. ‘They are the same as the normal clothes that everyone used to wear, jeans, T shirts, anoraks or whatever…’ explained Mr Randle, ‘But they’ve got the word ‘safety’ at the front, so they are about twice the price.’
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    Whoever wrote this has an awesome sense of humor.
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    I like the picture of the lime green squirrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixpro View Post
    I like the picture of the lime green squirrel.
    genetically engineered. Probably glows in the dark too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    genetically engineered. Probably glows in the dark too.
    Related to these?

    http://www.physorg.com/news116662903.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    That's the news story that I had just read that triggered that comment.
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    What an opportunity! Find the color that most contrasts with that lime-yellow color and have your cloths in that color or colour in England. Light blue perhaps.
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