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  • sign it! then she'll have 3 people who agree with her. two if you consider one of those people is herself.

  • Really one, since one of those just signed it for lolz.

  • That was me, she kept my signature but deleted my abusive, offensive and childish comments!

  • Nail on head, it is a joke.

  • Anybody go to Southwark cycling LCC groups, what are they like?

  • just saw this on the guardian website http://www.theguardian.com/environment/b­ike-blog/2015/aug/11/how-to-overtake-cyc­lists-the-video-all-drivers-should-watch­

    This sort of thing really needs to be broadcast on TV at prime time slots such as Corrie, X-Factor etc rather than being relatively hidden on a you tube channel of a driving instructor.

  • Exactly, it work in Spain, it will work here (former got government funding).

  • just saw this on the guardian website theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/20­15/aug/11/how-to-overtake-cyclists-the-v­ideo-all-drivers-should-watch

    I don't really condone overtaking so close to a blind crest in the road though...

  • Don't see why they can't run these DOE NI road safety campaigns in GB.
    https://youtu.be/3YsWhhtrbMM

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-341­15046

    Why, if it's called 'exchanging places', is it just the cyclists who go into the cab of a HGV? Where are the drivers on bikes?

  • Its called the CPC Safe Urban Driving Module. Its a really satisfying thing to teach. We take groups of drivers out on bikes and talk to them about how skilled trained cyclists are taught to ride and also consider the behaviour of untrained nervous cyclists are likely to behave. I now find that when I am training groups of kids that lorry drivers are the most considerate towards us of all road users as they have been through the same training.

  • needs more of it doing

  • It's London Cycling Campaign.
    Saturday October 17th for the LCC Annual General Meeting and Campaigner's Conference
    AGM from 9.30 am, Campaigner's Conference in the afternoon.

    This is the really important time when members of LCC get to vote on who is going to guide cycle campaigning in London for the next few years. Any LCC member can vote electronically before the meeting or on the day.

    The list of candidates is possibly not as divisive as last year but it is really important to vote to make sure that you have a voice in the way LCC is run. There are some familiar faces, and a couple of new ones.

    There is a whole set of gritty motions which you can argue about and take part in the decision making. You have to be an LCC member to take part.

    In the afternoon join in the conference workshops or bring your own topic for discussion.

    And finally there will be the Campaigner of the Year Awards.
    Nominations are now open to recognise the people you admire.
    We have four main Award Categories to reflect the range of fantastic work our Local Groups, members and activists do:

    1. Best Ride Leader
    2. Best Local Group Ride or Event
    3. Best Local Group Campaign or Initiative
    4. 'Campaigner of the Year' (Outstanding Contribution to Local Cycling Campaigning by an LCC member)

    Also - see the jobs section for the Marketing Officer vacancy at LCC
    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2738­38/

  • Motion 4 is a huge project surely?
    Chapeau to those involved, particularly if it is eventually realised.

    Would support Motion 5.

  • The list of candidates for the LCC board of trustees includes some familiar faces who need all the support we can muster. The additional question to all candidates is interesting.

  • Londoners On Bikes (forum thread here - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2057­02/ ) is coming back for the 2016 election season.

    A first email has been sent out to those that signed up before, and working groups have started to look at how we move forward this time. Keep your eyes and ears open :)

  • you can't put a price on safety. that's why this government is spending a hundred billion quid on a couple of nuclear submarines.

  • If anyone is interested with helping out with Londoners on Bikes this time out, there's a meeting at Royal Festival Hall (in the ground floor café bit I suspect) on Monday 23rd at 7pm. I'm hoping to get there, and it would be good to have a few more people along to get a diverse range of skills and views.

  • not entirely about cycling but

    interesting article by @ojeffcott
    thecyclingsolicitor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/­12/how-will-proposed-increase-in-small.h­tml

    How will the proposed increase in the Small Claims limit affect cyclists?
    Here is a guest blog I wrote for the Cyclist Defence Fund website:

    cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/how-small-cla­ims-limit-affect-cyclists

    In the recent Autumn Statement(link is external)George Osborne stated that the small claims limit will increase from £1,000 to £5,000 in personal injury cases. The theory is that cases which fall within the small claims track are straightforward and will not require legal representation. As a result, a party bringing such a case should not be entitled to recover their legal costs.
    In personal injury cases this is being brought in so injured people are encouraged to deal with a defendant’s insurance company direct. However, personal injury cases at this level are not always minor or straightforward and the government were even warned against this move in 2013 by a report of the transport select committee.
    To put it in context, a common injury cyclists face after being struck by a car is a fractured collar bone. Under the Judicial College guidelines (which the courts use to assess the value of an injury), a fractured collar bone may be worth £4,290. Most would agree that a fractured collar bone is not trivial, yet such injuries will fall within the cases captured by the proposed increase to the small claims limit.
    According to the Financial Services Authority, injured people get an average of two or three times more money if they consult a solicitor rather than negotiating with an insurer direct. In other words, insurance companies will try to under-settle cases when solicitors are not there to hold the companies to account and give the victim a voice.
    This will not surprise anyone who has had the misfortune of trying to recover money from an insurer themselves. A client whose home had been burgled recently told me that the process of getting the money from her household insurer was more distressing than the burglary itself. People who have suffered injury will soon have to go through a similar process.
    Many will be asking why George Osborne is increasing the small claim limit, and he has explained that the change is being brought in to cut the cost of motor insurance. However, it is debatable whether the purported savings will be passed on to motorists. The number of claims have fallen significantly in recent years yet still the insurance industry has not reduced premiums.
    More importantly, it is unjust to expect a cyclist or pedestrian, who may have suffered a fracture and several thousand pounds of financial losses, to fight against a driver's insurance company without legal representation. The fact that the measure is being taken to save motorists money adds insult to injury.
    I would encourage all to sign this petition to keep the small claims limit at £1000 https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions­/113810 so that this change in the law will be debated properly in Parliament and to give injured people the chance to retain their voice.

  • I've not enjoyed harmonious relationships with other cycle campaigners. Must try harder.

  • Ha, anyone that's interested should pop along to Royal Festival Hall this evening at 6:30 for the first meeting of Londoners On Bikes this year. It would be good to have a few more hand about.

    Beers on the southbank afterwards (and someone suggested roller disco or something...)

    Meeting details here: http://www.londonersonbikes.org/openmeet­ing11january

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