JeandePierre wrote:A car travelling at a constant 20mph arrives at its destination MUCH quicker than one which is often at a standstill, with occasional short bursts at 40mph.
Ivanhoe wrote:EleanorT wrote:Mutton wrote:am regularly shouting and swearing at the cyclists
This is what I was objecting to, though I'm sure I don't need to say so.
In fact, Mutton's original quote was: "I'm now on foot, and am regularly shouting and swearing at the cyclists jumping the red lights, riding on the pavements, and going the wrong way down one way streets. I've come to the opinion that it isn't necessarily that one group is to blame... it's more that some people are just inconsiderate idiots. "
Which, imho, is entirely reasonable, and which you have quoted quite out of context.
Mutton wrote:I disagree that the pavements are too small. They are *huge*. I'll take a guess that they are about 8-10 feet wide on each side. The fact that everybody managed to survive perfectly well with only one of the pavement for the best part of the last 18 months is proof that we can make do with smaller pavements. They could easily widen the road by 2-3 feet at either side and set aside a dedicated cycle lane. There is a pinch point as the road passes through the archways, but that could be handled with yellow hatched boxes if necessary.
Tolstoy wrote:My main point would be that adding cycle lanes to the pavements simply wouldn't work due to the pinch points on the bridge. The thought that having encouraged people to cycle on it and then expect them to get off for a yellow box is a little naive in my view. No offence.
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