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Old November 26th 11, 05:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Marie
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement isfor pedestrians

A crackdown on youngsters cycling on pavements and through pedestrian
areas in Boston has been stepped up by police, following an increasing
number of complaints from residents.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/...ail/story.html
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Old November 26th 11, 06:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr. Benn[_7_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement is for pedestrians

"Marie" wrote in message
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A crackdown on youngsters cycling on pavements and through pedestrian
areas in Boston has been stepped up by police, following an increasing
number of complaints from residents.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/...ail/story.html
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I think you'll find that most responsible cyclists here would condemn the
use of pavements by cyclists (unless the cyclist is a four year-old). I
know the two Simons would.

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Old November 26th 11, 09:43 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_7_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavementis for pedestrians

On 26/11/2011 18:04, Mr. Benn wrote:
"Marie" wrote in message
...

A crackdown on youngsters cycling on pavements and through pedestrian
areas in Boston has been stepped up by police, following an increasing
number of complaints from residents.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/...ail/story.html

================================================== ====================

I think you'll find that most responsible cyclists here would condemn the use
of pavements by cyclists (unless the cyclist is a four year-old). I know the
two Simons would.


I admire your subtlety.
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Old November 27th 11, 04:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavementis for pedestrians

An old urc poster comments thus.


by BurttheBike

Thursday, November 24 2011, 6:08PM
..
“PC Heath and his colleagues are to be commended for wishing to
improve the safety of cyclists, and many of the measures they are
promoting are positive, but there is one exception: cycle helmets.

Nowhere with a helmet law or massive rise in helmet wearing because of
propaganda campaigns can show any reduction in risk to cyclists, and
some research shows an increase in risk with helmet wearing.

One might have assumed that if anyone would check the evidence, it
would be the police, but sadly, many police forces accept the
misinformation and distortions supplied by single issue pressure
groups without checking it.

There have been cases of children strangled by the straps of their
helmet, but it cannot be shown that a helmet has saved a single life.
The police are therefore promoting something which has killed children
but saved none, not exactly a responsible position.

For a few facts rather than the pressure group propaganda, check out
cyclehelmets.org

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Simon Mason
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Old November 27th 11, 05:38 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr. Benn[_7_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement is for pedestrians

"Simon Mason" wrote in message
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An old urc poster comments thus.

For a few facts rather than the pressure group propaganda, check out
cyclehelmets.org
================================================== ======

Do you really consider that cyclehelmets.org is not a pressure propaganda
group website? Jus Zis **** is behind it. He's a raving psycholist!

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Old November 27th 11, 07:55 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavementis for pedestrians

by S_Morrissey
Friday, November 25 2011, 6:33PM

“So when are the police going to "step up" their efforts to stop
drivers parking their cars on footpaths and cycle lanes....?”

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Old November 27th 11, 10:41 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement is for pedestrians

On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:07:01 -0800 (PST), Simon Mason
wrote:

An old urc poster comments thus.



snip


For a few facts rather than the pressure group propaganda, check out
cyclehelmets.org



ffs - was he ****ed.

So cyclehelemts.org is nothing to do with pressure group propaganda.

That will be why, when they were first set up, their message was considered to
be:

"Helmets are not beneficial to cyclists (unless the evidence forces us to a
dramatically different conclusion.)"


No bias there then.


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Old November 27th 11, 10:43 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavementis for pedestrians

On Nov 27, 7:55*am, Simon Mason wrote:
by S_Morrissey
Friday, November 25 2011, 6:33PM

“So when are the police going to "step up" their efforts to stop
drivers parking their cars on footpaths and cycle lanes....?”


Like down our lane.

http://www.swldxer.co.uk/parkers1.jpg

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Old November 28th 11, 09:24 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Benn[_4_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement is for pedestrians

"JNugent" wrote in message
...
On 26/11/2011 18:04, Mr. Benn wrote:
"Marie" wrote in message
...

A crackdown on youngsters cycling on pavements and through pedestrian
areas in Boston has been stepped up by police, following an increasing
number of complaints from residents.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/...ail/story.html

================================================== ====================

I think you'll find that most responsible cyclists here would condemn the
use
of pavements by cyclists (unless the cyclist is a four year-old). I know
the
two Simons would.


I admire your subtlety.


At least one would agree with me. The other can't comment because I'm in
his killfile.

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Old November 28th 11, 11:29 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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Default More pedestrians complaining just because they think the pavement is for pedestrians

On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:07:35 -0800 (PST), Simon Mason
wrote:

On Nov 27, 10:43*am, Simon Mason wrote:
On Nov 27, 7:55*am, Simon Mason wrote: by S_Morrissey
Friday, November 25 2011, 6:33PM


“So when are the police going to "step up" their efforts to stop
drivers parking their cars on footpaths and cycle lanes....?”


Like down our lane.

http://www.swldxer.co.uk/parkers1.jpg


The police have started handing out these tickets at last as I saw two
cars with tickets on this morning.
About time too.



Who are you talking to?

Oh - yourself, yet again.

So we now have a sub thread - with just you - and three posts.

Can we go back to the holiday snaps?

 




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