Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by martint235, 3 Aug 2016.

  1. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    I'm by no means a fan of the cycle superhighway scheme but the Stop CS11 campaign is laughable. Bus passengers will be delayed? Emergency vehicles won't be able to get through Regents Park (I imagine the gates will open for them)?

    I just wish we'd get round to barring private cars from central London, that'll truly wind them up
    classic33 and Lonestar like this.
  2. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Cop car found a way the other day.He drove up the East West route with lights flashing.
  3. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Yes, and using it as an extra emergency access lane has two huge benefits for cyclist: it's built with a proper structure and surface to take the weight of fire engines which means it doesn't collapse when the first idiot in an HGV drives onto it (as often happens elsewhere); and they can't go narrower than motor vehicle width. The main drawback is it means we can't have bollards on the junctions to stop motorists making a wrong turn onto it.
  4. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Look on the bright side: no bollards means no pinch points either.
  5. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    True. I'd discourage incompetent motorists by using coloured (not painted) tarmac across the junctions. That, and have Dutch-style countdowns at red lights which accelerate as more and more cyclists arrive.
  6. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    I wasn't sure what he was doing at first.The emergency vehicle was in the car lane then seem to change his mind.

    I find the lights at Tower gateway a pain in the 'arris.Sometimes the ones at the top don't seem to change if I'm doing a really early turn.Had to walk across a few times.From West to East once I've cleared 5 slow sets I've got through the worst bit.
  7. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Report it at www.fixMyStreet.com - it's a balancing act setting the sensors so they detect the minimal induction of a carbon bike but don't detect a solid tipper truck in the neighbouring lane and it sounds like the signals engineers may have got them turned down a bit too low just now. This is another reason why I like the Dutch bike signals WAIT countdown circles - it's positive feedback that you've been detected.
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  8. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Trust my commute to pass when the West Ham fans were coming out tonight.That was not fun at all between Bow and past Stratford.Football fans only walk where they want to,like everywhere.

    One even bawled out of his window around the Stratford one way system "come on you eons" whatever that means.Also it was like a ratrun round there like the normal Friday/Saturday night fare.
    Last edited: 4 Aug 2016
  9. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    That'll be "come on you Irons, a reference to when West Ham were called Thames Ironworks, some several years ago.
  10. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Considering the crowd as 53k that wasn't as bad as I would have expected to be honest.
  11. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

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