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Old 20th January 2010   #1
Bajan
Trams...

Did anyone see this?

I haven't heard about this at all, only been back up a week or so though.

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"A bicycle within the saloon of a tram introduces objects that are hazardous to passengers, eg sharp points such as handlebars and pedals."
Are bikes really that pointy?

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Old 20th January 2010   #2
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I understand at busy times it would be stupid to have bikes on, but 80% of the time the mets arent busy at all, sharp points and hazourdous objects is such a stupid excuse. I'm not too fussed though, why pay 4 to get to town and back when I could cycle for free?
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Old 20th January 2010   #3
Bajan
Yea obviously i'd rather cycle but it says that its replacing trains to oldham and stuff, seems pretty pointless. Every tram ive seen other than peak times has loads of space, just seems stupid, if its ok on trains why not trams?
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Old 20th January 2010   #4
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Yep I've been following this and its bollocks, it works in other city so why not ours?! They just hate us.
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Old 20th January 2010   #5
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yeah there was a meeting last friday...
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Old 20th January 2010   #6
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and they decided to continue the ban. Harmful 'projectiles' inside a carriage during a crash, so where are the seat belts to stop people getting thrown about?
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Old 16th February 2010   #7
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Brilliant, ironing on the tram that's well productive!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...nchester-trams
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Old 16th February 2010   #8
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" Bikes on trams, cars on trains: Swiss car company Rinspeed has designed a car small enough to be carried on trains. Did they run that one by Metrolink?"

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/15022010/36...nveiled-0.html
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Old 16th February 2010   #9
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Bet they'd go for it over bikes any day especially since no one has one yet
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Old 17th February 2010   #10
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i have been on a train that went on a ferry by the way...that was weird.
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Old 17th February 2010   #11
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Sounds cool, where is that then?
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Old 17th February 2010   #12
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i think it was your end...as in poland or maybe czech or somewhere..i can't remember, my early twenties are a blur which prob means i had lots of fun. i do remember being asleep on a train and waking up and being on a train on a ferry though....i am SURE i didn't dream it.
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Old 17th February 2010   #13
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Train_ferry

i also went on a plane to czeck in the 90's when i went to czech tek once, and we had to change in germany to get into cz, and go on a mad little tiny plane with propellers and shit....i feel old suddenly...
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Old 17th February 2010   #14
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or visualize it?
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Old 2nd July 2013   #15
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Good to see there's a trams thread
Doc on now about them
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006np8r
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Old 2nd July 2013   #16
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Old 3rd July 2013   #17
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Trams are for cunts. Fact.

Tramlines in Edinburgh have made the main throughfare impassable by bicycle if you value your life.
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Old 4th July 2013   #19
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Nothing wrong with trams, at least they;re less likely to recklessly kill you than buses.

HTFU and learn to handle imperfect road surfaces.
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Old 26th July 2013   #20
finchy
At the end of the day they decomissioned a perfectly good rail loop line around manchester..mc..oldham..rochdale..mc..that carried bikes and replaced it with a TOTALLY un-integrated transport system thats totally cycle unfriendly???? integrated transport system my fekkin arse!!!
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Old 26th July 2013   #21
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Nothing wrong with trams, at least they;re less likely to recklessly kill you than buses.

HTFU and learn to handle imperfect road surfaces.
Pft, imperfect road surfaces are a doddle, its the inability to make left or right turns or switch lanes or avoid peds or taxis or busses or trams without getting caught in the tracks.

Its all shared lanes.

I am going to get myself some cycle training once they are up and running, if they ever get finished.
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Old 26th July 2013   #22
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Do you even bunnyhop?
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Old 26th July 2013   #23
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Whats a bunny hop?
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Old 26th July 2013   #24
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A manouver whereby both wheels of the bike are momentarily lifted from the road surface, which may allow the passing of of obstacles such as glass, potholes or tram lines, without deviating from your course.

You could employ a side-hop to switch to a parallel course without riding across the intervening space.
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Old 26th July 2013   #25
bazschmazdonor
Hmmm... dont think that would ever catch on.
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Old 12th September 2013   #26
chucklebruv
lol
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Old 12th September 2013   #27
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It was once explained to me that when they built the first lines originally there was a plan to allow a couple of bikes on trams at sensible times, but that the "cycle campaigners" involved in the consultations repeatedly demanded a full carriage space available at all times.

Apparently the tram folks lost their rag in the end and simply said if the campaigners weren't prepared to accept less they'd get nothing.... end result they didn't budge but got nothing as threatened.

So, if the above is indeed true as alleged then the cyclists of Manchester can thank some of their own cycle campaigners for the ban that is in place.

[/csb]

I hope it's not true, but have been offered little reason to doubt this
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Old 13th September 2013   #28
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yeah well, 90% of information on the internet is false.

tbh its best keeping stuff to yourself unless you know it to be true.

I'm offered little reason to doubt many things, doesnt mean they are worth jack shit.
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Old 13th September 2013   #29
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Everyone knows cyclists are dicks.
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Old 13th September 2013   #30
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^^ sometimes sharing what is being said about a situation leads to it being either confirmed or corrected.
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Old 13th September 2013   #31
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yeah well, 90% of information on the internet is false
[citation needed]
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Old 13th September 2013   #32
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sometimes. most of the times people just spread bullshit.
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Old 13th September 2013   #33
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It does go well on toast.
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Old 13th September 2013   #34
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^ prefer mine on jacobs crackers.

^^ possibly reading between the (tram) lines - do you have the story that could confirm or correct the above?
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