Re: motorist mafia?
- From: JNugent <jenningsltd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:58:28 +0000
On 28/11/2010 23:49, Tony Raven wrote:
JNugent wrote:On 28/11/2010 19:20, Tony Raven wrote:
It should be illegal to drive a motor-vehicle, ride a motor-bike or ride a
bike along a footway.
Me too and if you can get the councils to stop slapping white paint on them
and calling them shared use cycle facilities I think a lot of the cyclists on
here would be very grateful. That in a large part, IMO, is what is
encouraging cyclists in general to think that footways are where they are
supposed to be cycling.
Are cyclists in general *really* that stupid?
You're saying they are.
What's stupid about accepting it when the council tells you that cycling on
the roads is very dangerous so the council has invested in these nicely
painted footways to keep you safe?
Right... let's examine that...
Do *you* think it's alright (ie, lawful) to cycle along a footway (eg, in a city centre) because some other pedestrian routes elsewhere are designated as "dual use"?
I give you notice that I will have a supplementary question for you whether your answer is "Yes" or "No".
Do you question the wisdom of every bit of
road planning you encounter and refuse to use those you don't agree with?
I would not try to get away with driving at 50 in a 30 on the basis that other routes elsewhere are limited to 70 (which is an exact analogy).
Would you? Or are you cleverer than these other cyclists whose intelligence you call into question?
Even the writers of the new Highway Code thought it an excellent idea until
more experience cyclists got them to change their minds under duress.
Whatever that may mean, it can have precisely nothing to do with the intelligence of cyclists (which you have impugned). I don't think it's a matter of cyclist stupidity (even if you insist that it is exactly that). I think it's a matter of pure and naked self-centredness.
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