Obstacle on cycle path...

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Dave 123, 10 Oct 2018.

  1. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    For over a week now there has been a slight obstacle on the cycle path on Madingley Hill


    There is police aware tape on it.
    I contacted them on Monday to ask when they could be bothered to move it

    ‘It’s the councils responsibility ‘

    So I did the online form at Cambs CC only to get an email an hour later saying the matter is closed!

    It’s still there this morning.

    Welcome to Cambridge.

    The yoof have started to do their work on it....
  2. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Could you tarmac over the top of it?
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  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    On their website will be a list of counsellors & their emails, sent them all a group email about their failing system, whoever is not in power will love the opportunity to score points
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  4. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Here in Northampton, we have ELVIS. It's a reporting email thingie that works really well. I've got several dumped vehicles removed quite quickly.

    Once your obstacle has been torched, they'll move it, probably, but then you'll have broken glass and melted tarmac to traverse..
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Try again, especially if it's being vandalised. There was a van on a path I use. It had about 20 tfl stickers on it. I reported as a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians as it was a tatty thing with flat tyres, was gone the next time I went that way.

    If you get nowhere, contact the transport focused councillor
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  6. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Or, could you and some mates push it only the road?
    Once it's obstructing cars it'll soon be gone!!
  7. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Police don't have the power to remove it unless it's obstructing traffic flow or of evidential value. carncil's usually shift 'em, but who knows what the budget is.

    I'd wait until it's dark, get a few hefty lads and push it into the road, then the police will move it for you ;)
  8. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Wait until the "yoof" are messing with it and then ask them how funny it would be if someone tipped it into the road, guarantee they'll do it, I know I would have.
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  9. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Are bicycles, tricycles and mobility scooters not traffic?
  10. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    Move it into the road and the council will attend with an hour or two.
    mjr likes this.
  11. mjr

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

    Not good. At least they didn't completely block the whole width, unlike this nobber forcing cyclists, walkers, (mobility scooters, ...) into heavy 40mph oncoming traffic because they apparently simply couldn't be bothered to move their cars further down their driveway:
  12. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    That mini is just asking for someone to scratch a penis into the paintwork on the bonnet.
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  13. Threevok

    Threevok Junior Member (Trainee)

    South Wales
    Again, something else for me to practice on, while pretending to be Danny MacAskill :cycle:
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    It is obstructing traffic flow. The traffic in question being pedal cycles.
  15. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    And therein lies the rub: for the purposes of this subject, cyclists etc are not 'traffic flow'.
    So no-one gives a shirt.
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