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Old January 1st 11, 08:39 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

40 minute road closure? Motorists here complain bitterly if Critical
Mass holds cars up for two or three minutes. Motorists are obviously
their own worst enemy as well as an enemy of cyclists.

"A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding
was in collision with a car in Blackpool.

The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son
when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston
Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor
injuries.

Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a
slip road and have appealed for witnesses.

The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12099817

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Old January 1st 11, 10:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On 01/01/2011 07:39, Doug wrote:
40 minute road closure? Motorists here complain bitterly if Critical
Mass holds cars up for two or three minutes. Motorists are obviously
their own worst enemy as well as an enemy of cyclists.

"A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding
was in collision with a car in Blackpool.

The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son
when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston
Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor
injuries.

Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a
slip road and have appealed for witnesses.

The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12099817

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Interesting how you try to compare an accidental unplanned event with a
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Old January 1st 11, 10:28 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default Yet another cyclist crash on a dual carriageway causes road closure.

Doug wrote:
40 minute road closure?


was the cyclist practising for critical mess?


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Old January 1st 11, 03:50 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.


"Doug" wrote in message
...
40 minute road closure? Motorists here complain bitterly if Critical
Mass holds cars up for two or three minutes. Motorists are obviously
their own worst enemy as well as an enemy of cyclists.

"A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding
was in collision with a car in Blackpool.

The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son
when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston
Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor
injuries.

Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a
slip road and have appealed for witnesses.

The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12099817

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There are cycle lanes on the footpath all the way down Preston New Road.
I used to live in Blackpool.

Mr Pounder



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Old January 1st 11, 04:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On Jan 1, 2:50*pm, "Mr Pounder" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

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40 minute road closure? Motorists here complain bitterly if Critical
Mass holds cars up for two or three minutes. *Motorists are obviously
their own worst enemy as well as an enemy of cyclists.


"A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding
was in collision with a car in Blackpool.


The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son
when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.


He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston
Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor
injuries.


Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a
slip road and have appealed for witnesses.


The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12099817


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There are cycle lanes on the footpath all the way down Preston New Road.
I used to live in Blackpool.

Mr Pounder



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Everybody knows that true psycholists would rather die (literally)
than use a marked cycle path, aka farcility.

Derek C
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Old January 1st 11, 05:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On Jan 1, 2:50*pm, "Mr Pounder" wrote:
"Doug" wrote in message

...









40 minute road closure? Motorists here complain bitterly if Critical
Mass holds cars up for two or three minutes. *Motorists are obviously
their own worst enemy as well as an enemy of cyclists.


"A cyclist is in a critical condition after the tandem he was riding
was in collision with a car in Blackpool.


The 54-year-old man was riding along Preston New Road with his son
when the crash happened on Thursday afternoon.


He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston
Hospital for emergency surgery. His 25-year-old son suffered minor
injuries.


Police believe the collision happened when the car turned left into a
slip road and have appealed for witnesses.


The road was closed for about 40 minutes after the collision."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12099817


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There are cycle lanes on the footpath all the way down Preston New Road.
I used to live in Blackpool.


Just had a look with Google Street car and I failed to find one
shared use sign, maybe they've been removed since you lived there, or
maybe after Google vistied? Certainly the council cycle map fails to
mention them. For example this junction would have to have end of
shared use, start of share use, and maybe a cyclists dismount sign.

http://goo.gl/lWEgM

There are some advisory cycle lanes, which are on the council map

http://goo.gl/yGxwj

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There are certainly some parts of on road cycle lanes, which run
out at junctions.

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Old January 2nd 11, 12:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JMS
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:35:10 -0800 (PST), Derek C
wrote:

snip


Everybody knows that true psycholists would rather die (literally)
than use a marked cycle path, aka farcility.

Derek C




and of course it will have been marked with Magic Paint (tm)


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Old January 2nd 11, 12:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On Jan 1, 11:34*pm, JMS wrote:
On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:35:10 -0800 (PST), Derek C

wrote:

snip

Everybody knows that true psycholists would rather die (literally)
than use a marked cycle path, aka farcility.


Derek C


and of course it will have been marked with Magic Paint (tm)


Presumably by the puncture fairy!

Derek C
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Old January 2nd 11, 01:04 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JMS
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes road closure.

On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:40:27 -0800 (PST), Derek C
wrote:

On Jan 1, 11:34*pm, JMS wrote:
On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:35:10 -0800 (PST), Derek C

wrote:

snip

Everybody knows that true psycholists would rather die (literally)
than use a marked cycle path, aka farcility.


Derek C


and of course it will have been marked with Magic Paint (tm)


Presumably by the puncture fairy!

Derek C




How dare you?????


It is the p*nc*t*re fairy - it will now all be your fault :-)



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Old January 2nd 11, 03:02 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Ian Smith
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Default Yet another motorist hospitalises cyclists and causes roadclosure.

On Sat, 1 Jan, wrote:

Just had a look with Google Street car and I failed to find one
shared use sign, maybe they've been removed since you lived there, or
maybe after Google vistied? Certainly the council cycle map fails to
mention them. For example this junction would have to have end of
shared use, start of share use, and maybe a cyclists dismount sign.

http://goo.gl/lWEgM


Why? Why do you say junctions need to have end of shared use and
start of shared use?


Here is a selection of examples where the path is definitely shared
use:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...299.23,,0,10.1

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...1,34.7 1,,0,5

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...5. 22,,0,5.87

As shown by the signs and markings at some (but not all) of the
junctions along the stretch of road:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...6. 65,,0,8.91

regards, Ian SMith
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