Debrajoan wrote:On the letters page of today's Evening Standard a cyclist gave his reason for going through lights that were red;
If I stopped at them all it would double my commute time.
Even if that is just a few cyclist's outlook, then it will come as no surprise to me if I carry on reading of more cyclist deaths.
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:boroughonian wrote:My suggestions would be:compulsory Hi Vis vests and helmets. If your at a set of lights alongside an HGV,it goes before you do.Get up earlier and have a leisurely ride to work.
There is one rule that makes sense to me whereby a driver who turns left (or right in Europe) moves to the curb, so there is no space between the vehicle and the curb for a cyclist to be alongside it. You are either behind or in front of that vehicle. In the case of an HGV, I'd rather be behind it and stay there until it's done its turn. Just saying, there are some very basic rules that even if you were from Mars would be easy to implement / adhere too.
Cycling is a minority method of transport throughout the UK. We are a nation heavily reliant on cars and there are now two generations who have known no different other than Car is King.
something like 50% of traffic crossing bridges over the thames from south to north at rush hour are cyclists.
what is minority is lorries. they are 5% of the traffic and cause 50% of the cyclist deaths.
and people still point the finger at cyclists!!!
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Guy's street wrote:Nope, everybody of course, including pedestrians. Apologies if that wasn't clear.eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Is it the case that people who drive 'for a living', whether that be taxis, HGVs or whatever have to keep up to date with the highway code and any changes introduced?.Update the highway code to cater for the changes to traffic behaviour that for example the influx of cyclists demands. Most people in traffic at peak time are workers, so they know hey should be used to learning new skills :)
dee dee wrote:and Robin Hood do you not think cyclists should have to read the highway code as well and understand road positioning etc??
The real culprit here is the lack of investment and foresight in road planning
blaming one party or another will not help a serious review into making street safer is needed and recommendation that are acted on
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