HGV close pass on "cycle paint" murder strip - A38 Almondsbury, Bristol

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Arjimlad, 13 Mar 2019 at 17:08.

  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    If only there was someone they could apply to for a grant in order to improve the cycling provision, they've only got to shift the path and the cyclelane a couple of feet ffs.
     
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    BTW as it is a 'A' road it's not the Councils responsibility but 'Highways Britain' or whatever they call themselves nowadays.
     
  3. mjr

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

    Most A roads are council responsibility. It's only the ones you see on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/roads-managed-by-highways-england (what used to be called trunk roads) which are still Highways England, alongside motorways.

    As I understand it, in theory they should be using the same Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, although it's a bit weaker for smaller roads, but in practice, there's no money to bring them up to current standard in a consistent way.
     
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  4. OP
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

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    Like the Metro Mayor/WECA perhaps ? Ho ho !
     
  5. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I had similar on my morning commute - skimmed on the RHS by a tipper wagon. No camera though.
     
  6. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

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    Take the lane- good advice. I wouldn't think twice on a short section like that. Be clear with signals.

    But.. longer sections are a problem. I always fear having an impatient Joe XR3i driving an inch off my back wheel, revving the nuts off his 1.2 fiesta, horn blaring, swearing out of the window and then wheel spinning past at the first opportunity. Call me delicate, but some drivers scare the sh** out of me

    My evening commute is nearly 30% longer than it needs to be, purely to avoid some nasty roads.

    Pavement looks good.
     
  7. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    That looked unpleasant. The police's response is disappointing to say the least. I don't see what the lane markings have to do with it. A close pass is a close pass.
    You could raise it with the police commissioner, but personal experience tells me all you will get is platitudes.
     
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  8. richardfm

    richardfm New Member

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    Being a pedant, I have to point out that if it is an XR3i then it is an Escort, not a Fiesta, that would be an XR2i
     
  9. mjr

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

    Probably, but you have to play the lottery to stand a chance of winning - and surely sooner or later the message will sink in once enough of us have told them?
     
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  10. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit Ribbit

    exactly - if more of us complained more bitterly, more often, then the more likely we would be to get some action, and less likely would so many of us get injured or killed.
     
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  11. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

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    He had to downgrade. Insurance was too steep.
     
  12. OP
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

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    South Glos
    Update -
    • the Police will send a warning/advisory letter to the registered keeper of the HGV after all,
    • Tarmac have apologised for the driver not waiting to pass me safely on the wider bit of road just ahead of here, and
    • the Council say that they will bring forward/prioritise plans to delete the cycle paint, widen the nearside lane, paint a 275cm-diametre bike symbol on the lane and generally improve the area.

    Although that's what the Council said in Jan 2018, I am hoping for a bit more urgency/prioritising of this now as a result of all the kerfuffle !
     
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