Author Topic: Southend Cycle Town - part 2  (Read 110900 times)

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1225 on: December 05, 2014, 07:26:02 pm »
Cycle Lane Kerb 'is a menace'.
 ::-)

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11646809.Ronald_s_plea_to_council_after_wife_s_serious_fall/


We don't use the cycle path at that end of the seafront as we don't feel it's safe enough with car doors being thrown open by inconsiderate people

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1226 on: December 07, 2014, 09:19:30 am »
Cycle Lane Kerb 'is a menace'.
 ::-)

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11646809.Ronald_s_plea_to_council_after_wife_s_serious_fall/


We don't use the cycle path at that end of the seafront as we don't feel it's safe enough with car doors being thrown open by inconsiderate people

I know the area you mean. Not nice.
It was suggested to the council to have the parking in the center of the road rather than against the cycle path, but you know the rest.

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1227 on: December 22, 2014, 10:51:18 am »
I read that story (following your link on Twitter). The kerb has a big white line and the cycle path is green, contrasting with other road surfaces.
Thus concealing the trip hazard itself by disguising it as a lane marking.
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Old ladies will break their hips when they trip and fall but I don't see how this could have been prevented.
Perhaps by not installing the hazard in the first place.

And it is not only old ladies that come a cropper on this sort of nonsense - see this recent example from Brigton:
http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11680082._Death_trap__cycle_lane_claims_fourth_victim/?ref=mr

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1228 on: January 18, 2015, 06:17:03 pm »
The Tesco roundabout is being revamped. During this revamping they've put a light pole in the middle of the shared path on Nestuda Way, just by the Strawberry Field pub, also the verges and tarmac are chewed up by heavy works vehicles, and removed the pedestrian/cycle crossing lights on Thanet Grange.
To cross Thanet Grange now you have to walk/cycle to the roundabout where there is a ramp, cross to a central reservation, and finally cross again to the other side. If a vehicle is waiting at the roundabout you're stuck! It doesn't look like the crossing removal is temporary either as they've loosely laid kerb stones on one side.

http://goo.gl/maps/fJM01

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1229 on: February 20, 2016, 10:50:33 am »
http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/dogwalkers/

Should go down well with most of the locals.

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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1230 on: February 20, 2016, 11:19:15 am »

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1231 on: February 20, 2016, 11:39:23 am »
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‘We asked 2500 regular Southend pedestrians if they felt positively about treading in dog mess on pavements, and 99.3% of the responses were ‘no’.

Not a leading question then? What were the responses of regular Southend cyclists when asked if they felt positively about cycling through dog shit and having it sprayed up their back or into their face?

And who were the 0.7% who enjoyed treading in dog shit?  :o
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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1232 on: February 20, 2016, 12:02:07 pm »
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‘We asked 2500 regular Southend pedestrians if they felt positively about treading in dog mess on pavements, and 99.3% of the responses were ‘no’.

Not a leading question then? What were the responses of regular Southend cyclists when asked if they felt positively about cycling through dog shit and having it sprayed up their back or into their face?

And who were the 0.7% who enjoyed treading in dog shit?  :o

;)

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Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1233 on: February 20, 2016, 12:36:19 pm »
My flabber was just stating to ghast when I realised it was a joke.

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We asked Mr Pinch if the needs of local cyclists were being taken into consideration by the scheme. He said: ‘Cyclists in our town should be able to share their space with dog walkers without any safety issues – most dogs love bikes anyway. Also, any cyclist who encounters a freshly dispatched collection of canine bum nuggets is more than welcome to pick them up and take them home for their own garden to ‘sweeten the deal.’

Re: Southend Cycle Town - part 2
« Reply #1234 on: February 20, 2016, 02:59:33 pm »
I feel like going round and doing Mr Pinch a massive favour in his front garden.