Birmingham Cyclist

Cycling in and around Birmingham England

Lorry Driver pleads guilty to dangerous driving

BBC Story on Kings Heath fatal crash

sentence will be handed down on 2nd April.

Views: 5444

Replies are closed for this discussion.

Replies to This Discussion

Looking very nice.

I've been looking into an FoI type request on a similar sort of issue, and will eventually get round to requesting copies of Cabinet level discussion on the topic. If that doesn't get results, then the idea is to work from top down through departments. A similar approach is worth considering on this question.

Regarding letters, it's been said that individual letters - even idential ones - carry more weight than letters with lots of signatories, because the latter are sometimes regarded as coming from 'one' individual/organisation.



Dave Holladay said:

Some of this could be the makings of an open letter - in Birmingham paper asking the Council why they had not acted on this report and why such information fails to be presented to the coroner.

...(snip)...

There are just too many people who have the need to write such letters in public to their local Council, Coroner, TAO, etc to ask why?   

 

Nazan, there's a typo/confusion over where people will meet. One bit says meet at the High Street entrance, whilst another mentions Shutlock Lane. I think the Shutlock Lane bit is probably extraneous and confusing - unless people are planning to drive, park, then walk through Highbury to the High street.



Nazan Fennell said:

Nazan, would you like us to play music, like at Critical Mass, the vintage ride, and the flashride, or would you rather we remain quiet?

Spoke to Rhia and I wonder how big this might get? If it gets big can people assemble in Highbury Park for example, and afterwards a place to disperse from? Is there an outline for timings?

London ride to High Holborn was amazing - in 24 hours over 2500 arranged to turn up and assembled in Russell Square dispersed from Lincoln's Inn Fields. Really showed the power and effectiveness of doing it with bikes - riders in from all points and suddenly a huge number - a very short but very big ride, and then within 20 minutes the mass of riders had melted away.

I've DM'd as I think there may be a possible follow up after the weekend. 

The institute of advanced motoring have called for tougher punishments in an article today

http://www.iam.org.uk/media-and-research/media-centre/news-archive/...

The Kings Heath protest gets a mention here -

 

http://departmentfortransport.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/nazan-fennel...

RE: "During a protest and memorial bike ride, Hope Fennell’s mother sat down in the road.

A simple gesture, but a powerful one. It wasn’t planned, it just happened. She was joined on the ground by others and there they stayed for 30 minutes."

 

I thought the idea was to generate support in the local community, not alienate it?

Do you feel alienated?

CKS said:

RE: "During a protest and memorial bike ride, Hope Fennell’s mother sat down in the road.

A simple gesture, but a powerful one. It wasn’t planned, it just happened. She was joined on the ground by others and there they stayed for 30 minutes."

 

I thought the idea was to generate support in the local community, not alienate it?

Several people came up to me and asked what it was all about. Every one of them was sympathetic. With the exception of the lorry driver who tried to overtake the procession and who was dealt with quickly by the police, I didn't see anyone complaining about having the high street stopped for a bit.

This was not just a bunch of cyclists cruising around causing trouble for ordinary people (from the point of view of your average Joe) this is a protest on the spot where a young girl was killed. No-one who has loved ones can do any less than empathise with the heart wrenching pain of losing someone dear to you. The inconvenience of not being able to use that road for half an hour on a weekend, is nothing compared to the pain caused by the loss of  a loved one. The people who this would alienate are those without a heart. Not worth thinking about!
CKS said:

RE: "During a protest and memorial bike ride, Hope Fennell’s mother sat down in the road.

A simple gesture, but a powerful one. It wasn’t planned, it just happened. She was joined on the ground by others and there they stayed for 30 minutes."

 

I thought the idea was to generate support in the local community, not alienate it?

The people who this would alienate are the local residents whose support you need if anything is to be done about Kings Heath High Street.

 

If you carry on antagonising them then they'll be more likely to accept the official view that Hope's death was just a tragic accident that nobody could be held responsible for.

 

RSS

Site Sponsors


Latest Activity

Shivaji Shiva replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Thanks for the kind words!  Don't worry, I finished my ride to Stratford, and enjoyed a…"
5 hours ago
Steve Nickless replied to Steve Nickless's discussion The Literary Cyclist
"Master and Margarita is great but has its limitations. For instance it doen't tell you how you…"
7 hours ago
doug salmon replied to Steve Nickless's discussion The Literary Cyclist
""Master and Margerita" is great.  Can re-read and find something new each time.…"
8 hours ago
khalid replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"The Harborne walkway also has this poor quality chipping type surface. My daughter had a nasty fall…"
10 hours ago
Dave Cox replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Oh dear Shivaji sorry to hear about your injuries. Hope you get well soon."
12 hours ago
An event by LS was featured
Thumbnail

British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships at Birmingham City Centre

July 28, 2016 from 6:15pm to 9:15pm
As one of the pinnacle events on Britain’s elite road racing calendar, the championships are…See More
14 hours ago
LS replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Ouch! How fast were you riding? I hope a child doesn't suffer the same fate. Have you reported…"
14 hours ago
Dan replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Yes Jonathan,great cyclocross training if you want it ! I guess the answer Shivaji is.. whoever was…"
18 hours ago
Shivaji Shiva replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"I don't have an answer for you, but I am very interested in the answer.   I have a deep…"
23 hours ago
Jonathan Waller replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"What is the best way to request that they sweep a section?  I had a bit of fun recently going…"
yesterday
Steve Nickless replied to Steve Nickless's discussion The Literary Cyclist
"James Joyce is an excellent choice- I must try Samuel Becket. I'm beginning to feel a bit of a…"
yesterday
Darren Cash posted a discussion

Tent (Suitable for Cycle Touring) for Sale.

I am selling our touring tent of many years as we have just upgraded to a new smaller, lighter,…See More
yesterday
John K replied to Steve Nickless's discussion The Literary Cyclist
"I am a Samuel Beckett and James Joyce fan and bicycles occur often in both. No time to read either…"
yesterday
Dan replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Thanks for all the replies..Some not quite to the point but hey ho! What I'm basically trying…"
yesterday
James Lee replied to Dan's discussion Tow path NEW loose chippings!!!???
"Black tarmac with white lines is the highest contrast road for an autonomous vehicle’s…"
yesterday
Simon commented on Doug's photo
Thumbnail

DSCF4503

"You can also get free adult learn to ride lessons at Sheldon Park on Wednesday mornings now: LTR,…"
yesterday

© 2016   Created by LS.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service