Wrong way up one way street to be legal!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by User, 4 Jun 2008.

  1. User

    User Guest

  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    It depends on the street. Some are nice and wide and it would be fine, but I know some one way streets in K&C that hardly have any space for this...
     
  3. davidtq

    davidtq New Member

    I guess just because it will be legal wont mean its "safe" and it will be down to a cyclists judgement as to whether or not to go the "wrong" way down a one way road, sounds like a scary prospect to me. That said I actually prefer oncoming traffic to traffic over taking.
     
  4. About time we need this in York as all of the city center is one way all bar 2 or 3 streets.
     
  5. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Good news.
     
  6. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Location:
    Essex
    How will that work if a street starts in K&C and finishes in another borough ? You could turn into the road legally and then half way down be illegal. What about roads where one side is in K&C and the other side in Westminster.

    Good idea - but totally impractical on a borough by borough basis.
    :tongue:
     
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    It could work - I hope the streets will be signposted properly though.

    I've mentioned before that I've seen this sort of thing in France, but over there (or in Le Mans at least) the exemption is clearly indicated to both cyclist and motorist by a "Sauf Cyclistes" sign under the sign showing the restriction/prohibition for motor vehicles. Not signing these things is a recipe for disaster, given the average motorist's knowledge of the highway code and traffic regulations.
     
  8. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    I thought most one way streets were officially a bridalway against traffic flow?
     
  9. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Why in the name of left-handed Greek buggery have they asked "Captain Gatso" to comment?


    http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/news/article4061323.ece?Submitted=true
     
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    And why for the cycling comment is it Jon Snow, who freely admits to breaking the law on this?
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  12. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Safety advice from an arsonist?
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    As opposed to someone who advocated stealing the identities of the recently deceased in order to be able to drive at whatever speed you like on public highways? :smile:

    It's great innit!
     
  14. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    London Taxicabs aren't too bad.

    Look out for "Pre Booked"
     
  15. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    This is not new. There are a few roads in Ken.and Chelsea that are sisnposted for cyclists to go the wrong way. Kempsford Grds and Earls Court sq are two in particular that I use.
     
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