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skydancer

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Dec 2014

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  • in Cycle Training
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    More research about the effect on school pupils riding bikes after Bikeability cycle training:
    tabs-uk.org.uk/further-than-t­he-end-of-the-road-bikeability-linked-to­-more-children-cycling-to-school/

    Compared with untrained children, the survey results show trained children reported they cycle more often, cycle more to school, cycle more on the road, cycle with more confidence on the road, and enjoy cycling more. The pattern of these associations provides reassurance that most children filled in the survey forms carefully during class time, as for example children who reported that they enjoy cycling more are likely to be both more confident and cycle more.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    @hippy

    (Mal) Nathan Fillion

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    Indeed that is one of the many reasons why DS2 fails compared to DS1, which gets everything right

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    Yet that is a knotty one. Places like Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road, has clearly both functions and transit is the dominant one and this is accommodated by a gyratory which is difficult for people not in cars. It may be the case that where the transit function is limited, such as removing some car-space, people seek alternatives (traffic evaporation).

    I know that TfL are prepared to be bold and are considering such things (See their Cycle Design Standard, which while not ideal, and not always referred to by road engineers, does explore this)

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    Why don't you come for a guided tour. I'd be happy to show you the sights. Good beer here too :) (As a scientist you ought to do research to check out your theories)

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    It's not like the A5 at all. In fact the section between Dalston and Shoreditch has pretty low traffic density even at rush hour, space for drivers has been taken away, pavements widened, the section in Dalston opposite Ridley road Market has been treated to create a sense of 'place' where people shop, crossing from the station to the market, driver priority has been blurred and even the road surface indicates pedestrian priority here. Drivers generally move through carefully because of a lot of pedestrian activity on the road.

    I suppose, since you are expressing a view on this issue you really ought to have a look. The treatment there may be transferrable to parts of the A5, especially if there is a quiteway and especially if there is a strong function of 'place to hang out' rather than transit

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    Shifted? Can you elaborate?

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    I am asking this because, being pragmatic, and considering the massive cost of building a segregated lane on A10 -which isn't the busiest of A roads especially between Dalston and Shoreditch, a decent quietway would enable people to travel to and from hackney to the centre)

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