LonDan wrote:Whether this is peculiar to the UK I do not know, although suspect some of it is.
Laphroaig wrote:Bluddy 'eck, I could easily pull a fridge in a cart. Now an elephant, you'd probably need a bigger cart and a couple of cyclists. It would still be quicker than delivering an elephant by truck in London.LonDan wrote:Whether this is peculiar to the UK I do not know, although suspect some of it is.
It's not. The same dynamic happens in San Francisco.
Markadams99, it's a nice idea, but it's not going to happen. I'd love to see a refrigerator delivered by rickshaw.
Peter O, I agree with you.
kenhaynes wrote:Just for those of you who think that cyclists are always in the wrong. Today I had the journey from hell into work. Three pedestrians stepped out in front of me, at different locations, on all occasions when I had right of way. Two resulted in hard braking and skidding. The first guy crossing Harper Road at Newington Causeway, on a green traffic light - red man, cursed me. The second just stepped off the pavement onto the cobbles at Covent Garden when I was a couple of yards away - he apologised. The third resulted in a collision as I turned into Imperial College from Queens Gate (a turn I always take slowly and with my bell ringing as pedestrians seem to think that they have right of way even though there is no crossing) as the guy literally stepped out into me and knocked me off the bike. Nobody hurt and polite exchange. So sometimes pedestrians are a danger to cyclists. Thankfully the journey home was much less eventful, and I even managed a jolly thank you and smile from a couple as I rang my bell turning into the cycle lane that runs the opposite way down Webber Street off The Cut. Made my day.
markadams99 wrote:When a law is persistently broken by typically law-abiding people, there's a message. In this case the message is "deliver fridges by bike" or as Norman Tebbit would say "On yer bike."