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Towpath Etiquette ...
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The recent towpath crash reminded me of a recurring concern I have that I wanted to air.  I have no idea what the circumstances of that crash were.  Accidents do happen and I do not want to seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Dec 3.

Rider Down on the Towpath?
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On my ride along the tow path from South Birmingham into the city centre this morning I passed a person being stretchered away and then saw a group of people with bikes, one of whom was walking his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Nov 28.

Cycling UK - Member Conference

For any Cycling UK members who have not spotted it, the Big Bike Celebration, Cycling UK's annual member conference is taking place on Saturday, 7 October at the Studio in the city centre.Before the…Continue

Started Oct 5

Bike transport by minibus, van or similar? (Shrewsbury to Holyhead - Nov 17)

Posted for a friend ...---We're hoping to cycle to Shrewsbury at mid term.  Ferry to Holyhead (from Dublin) and then cycle.  We only want to cycle one way.  Unfortunately, as you know, the ~@~@% at…Continue

Started Sep 15

 

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Shivaji Shiva replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
Dec 3
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"The dog is called Dolly, I think, and is very friendly but has been known to wander off leaving her owner to track her down with help from passers by. "
Dec 3
Shivaji Shiva replied to LS's discussion Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition
"For more on today's slow roll and the presentation of the petition to the Mayor, Andy Street, see: the hashtag #slowroll on twitter.      https://twitter.com/andy4wm/status/937332736804745217    …"
Dec 3
Rob replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I am a regular towpath commuter and try to ride to a) the conditions and b) reasonably conscientiously. I use a mix of front and rear lights and have a loud bell (which I liberally use). I have fortunately never had or caused an accident on the…"
Dec 3
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Approach with caution is definitely my school of thinking. But I do this whilst walking too, as there have been several occasions when someone has nearly bumped into me in town because they've been too engrossed in their phones to look where…"
Dec 2
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Thanks - I can see how that might be the case."
Dec 1
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I know many deaf people, and there's a world of difference between someone whose awareness of their environment doesn't rely on hearing, and someone absorbed in their music/phone/paperback. As a rule of thumb, deaf people are the ones who…"
Dec 1
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Yes, it can be scary to watch people who seem unaware of the water and the risk of falling in. RLSS UK, the drowning prevention charity, seem to share your concern.  They have two related campaigns and have partnered with the Canal and Rivers…"
Dec 1
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I'd like to add the special branch of pedestrians who have headphones in whilst looking at screens. Not only are they not paying attention to other people using the canal, they're often not paying any attention to the large body of open…"
Dec 1
Philip Whiteman replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Frequently I walk the section between Selly Oak and the University with my pedestrian hat on.   The vast majority of passing cyclists a courteous but there are two categories that get my goat: - riders that are simply riding too fast (as…"
Nov 30
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"It is easy to go wrong with bike lights - I am an offender, despite having bought a German bike with integrated dynamo lighting specifically to avoid this.  I am also regularly blinded by other people with lights that are just as bright or even…"
Nov 29
Steve replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"£62 million is an extraordinary sum. Where on earth has it gone?"
Nov 29
LS replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I think the total was around £62 million."
Nov 29
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"Appreciate it's not for everyone, but I some of us quite like commuting to work along the towpath (could do with a wider Edgbaston Tunnel path, but that's on the way according to CRT). I would very much like to see segregated cycleways and…"
Nov 29
Steve replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"The fundamental problem is that a canal towpath is unsuited to anything other then leisurely cycling in fine weather. Expect more collisions, including people going into the water, as more cyclists try to use the canals for commuting in the winter.…"
Nov 29
Laura replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I've been thinking about towpath etiquette for a while too.  I'm one of those people that likes to use my bell a lot and thank people for moving in, mainly because when I'm walking along the canal I find it really helpful.…"
Nov 29

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What sort of riding do you do?
Daily commute, pottering with my children and the occasional leisure ride
Where do you live?
Exeter, London and Bournville
Tell us about your bike(s)
An old but much loved Brompton T3 and a hub geared hybrid from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op.

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"AIUI a sloped kerb is preferred for this reason.  Presumably there's a critical angle…"
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ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"sure but any signs that there will be one ?"
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Steve replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"What happens at either end of this short highway?"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"It's not finished Ian :-)"
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ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"well it is something I suppose but no hard segregation ? "
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"Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)"
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