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Strange sign

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by nethalus, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. nethalus

    nethalus New Member

    Location:
    In my house
    I was in Lincoln yesterday and while there we visited a rather nice cafe. Anyway while we were waiting for our food to arrive I was watching people coming and going past the window. I noticed that most cyclists were wheeling their bikes along the pedestrian walkway outside.
    It was then that my attention was caught by a little road sign opposite, you know the sort that tells you what times you can stop there etc. Anyway this particular little road sign said the following: "No cycling, except for loading or unloading between 4pm and 10am."
    Both me and my other half read this sign several times to make sure we weren't reading it wrong, but no that is exactly what it says that cyclists can only load or unload between those times. We were wondering if it was perhaps a sign aimed at cycling couriers or something!!
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    That is unusual! Never seen one myself...

    I'm wondering if Lincoln has anything in the way of Maximas Trike deliveries, like we do here in York - although knowing how hilly Lincoln is, I doubt it... Our guys in York are supposed to push the trikes in the footstreets during the designated times, but sometimes they will scoot on one pedal if it's not crowded..
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Do pedals get very crowded in York? :smile:

    I'd like to see more such things around here (trikes etc.) - it's all the usual huge lorries and vans, parking wherever they want, blocking junctions etc.

    <sigh> :becool:
     
  4. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    no-cycling.jpg This sign ?
     
  5. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    Weird.What is the purpose of it?
     
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    It's to prevent cycling at any time, except for loading between 4pm and 10pm.



    :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    So nethalus, hows bloodbus without me? :biggrin:
     
  8. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    You think?
    2j69xg6.jpg
     
  9. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    I would be interested to see if such a ban is enforceable. As fair as I am aware, it could only be introduced by byelaw (as it is not part of the various Road Traffic Acts) and councils are notorious for getting these things wrong...
     
  10. OP
    OP
    nethalus

    nethalus New Member

    Location:
    In my house
    Yep that was exactly what the sign in Lincoln said!
     
  11. OP
    OP
    nethalus

    nethalus New Member

    Location:
    In my house

    Have you actually left it or are you still having trouble signing in? Couple of others had the same problem, they were advised to clear their web histrories like and bingo it worked!
     
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I'm pretty sure I've been deregistered. Happened without any warning. Hey ho, I've got bigger fish to fry, and I've moved on a bit since then!:biggrin:
     
  13. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    A bit OT I know, but where's the cafe? I have struggled to find a good one in Lincoln.
     
  14. Odyssey

    Odyssey New Member

    It's unusual to see it in relation to regular road cycling, but such bylaws are currently enforced up and down the country with the issuing of fixed penalties.
     
  15. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    That's because Google is a wonderful thing. :wacko: