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Arvy.

Member since Nov 2007 • Last active Dec 2019

Come to Norths, climb the hill. Smile after, if not during.

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  • in General
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    Very kind of you @amey
    We will have our own fun working out how to see each other.

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    Hello, PM incoming.

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    ...needs blue skateboard wheels

  • in Classifieds
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    @skully
    My dear old boy, trust coccyx and other parts of you stage a full and surging recovery.

    I have one of these on the commuter; it is quite nice, but as I suspect if you are a 'sit up and beg' rider then it might not be for you.

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/sa­ddles-seat-posts/specialized-s-works-pow­er-saddle
    This review is quite fair

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Hello Frankvanrest.

    Location is Shep Bush central station, pavement between tube station and Londis. (Neither of our links seem to be sending us to where we want)

    Local authorities have an obligation to monitor and remove dead bikes but I suspect this is low on their list. My conversations with H&F have indicated that it isn't a priority:

    At present, we don’t have a dedicated Officer to cover this area. I am not the area-based Officer but cover this area depending on my other commitments.
    We have only two vehicles covering the whole Council area. We remove abandoned bikes causing obstruction or nuisance but it all depends on the availability of Officers and vehicles plus the storage space for these bikes.
    At present, we have four operational Officers covering all 16 wards. Our main enforcement work is around waste dumping, commercial waste contraventions, Duty of Care compliance, littering enforcement, builders waste, overhanging vegetation, builder’s skips, builder’s material, highway obstructions, waste presentation, etc.

    Councils like Camden are awful.

    Before you investigate features have a look at 'love clean streets', which some London councils use. You will see that integrations vary by council but H&F have their own version of the same app. H&F actually encourage residents to report stuff on it. (It doesn't work very well for me, but that might just be anecdote).

    https://lovecleanstreets.com/reports

    The thing that I found frustrating is that lots of councils are trying to do more (cycle lanes etc, green initiatives.,) [''hardware''], but really simple things like this [''software''] aren't connected to what those who might cycle and use the service.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @amey?

    This seems to be a perfect ripoff of the Wolftooth chainlinkpliers.
    Even with the magnet.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Lovely stuff.

    Some general questions.
    As it happens I have just been trading emails with H&F councillors/staff about removing bikes outside one specific location.

    That location is GQ3J+QH White City, London

    So I happen to know, that about 6 abandoned bikes were removed yesterday. For Aktivili to be useful it might be useful to know actual use. I don't know if it is your aim, but in high traffic areas, that might help.

    The pictures from the location above appear to be a) from the Summer and b) prior to the area being changed in the last month or so.

    Hope the showers on demand thing works.

    PM me if you require, and I'm sure you will find both helpful and non-helpful suggestions on the thread below

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    See if you work will pay a portion of it
    If you don't ask you don't get

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