nordle wrote:Alot of this country is too small for dedicated cycle lanes!
M-Saunders wrote:"I'm sorry to announce that the 19:05 to Glasgow Central is running approximately 45 minutes late. This is due to shoddy planning, cheaply built trains, hilariously mismanaged privatisation, lack of TOC communication and unworkable layers of bureaucracy."
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I think you are just blaming cyclists for the fact that most cars these days are wider, heavier and less fuel efficient in real terms than they were 5 yrs ago.
Considering that we have problems with congestion, fuel supply, and pollution, it makes no sense that SUV sales are up, most current car models are larger than their predecessors, and consume more fuel.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:You probably hate caravans as well.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Have you ever thought that those cyclists maybe can't afford to buy the 1/2 ton liability that you drive?
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Get a life and stop complaining about people who avoid the Chelsea tractor.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Not all cyclists choose to ride a bike ( unless you count walking 5 miles to the nearest train station as on option), ALL car drivers choose to use one.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I have driven up to 300 miles a day as part of my working life for the last 20-odd years, on motorways, country lanes and city streets, and it never ceases to amaze me how people always see minor problems as major, rant,rant..
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Another common one is "why are there lorries on the motorway? we should ban them" the answer is of course is "because that's why the motorway is there, stupid, maybe we should ban private cars" or perhaps you would prefer your local supermarket to only have fresh tomatoes once a week?
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:The real problem with roads is that there are too many vehicles for them, and the way we live continues to make it worse.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Plus, where I live, country homes cost far more than city ones. I would love to move to a village, I just can't afford it, unless I want to downsize to a shoebox.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:By the way, my latest car is smaller than my last, but disappointingly only marginally more fuel efficient, because of it's lower emissions.
I would just like to not here all the time from the media how bloody marvelous cyclists are, and how they are saving the environment. Its never that black and white is it.
shifty_ben wrote:I would just like to not here all the time from the media how bloody marvelous cyclists are, and how they are saving the environment. Its never that black and white is it.
Hear Hear! Although I think they work more on the argument IF everyone cycled then the environment...... which to be fair is true. I rode an AR125 which had pretty incredible fuel consumption, yet it was less than half that of my fathers car.
shifty_ben wrote:Cyclists (especially the younger variety ) can be and are a liability. Half the kids out there don't even have working brakes, now if you took your car out in that fashion and had an accident what would happen? Having said that SUVs are rediculous, I used to live on a road with a primary school at the end, and the number of mothers who would park/drive badly down my road was unbelievable. Its one thing to live somewhere you NEED something like an SUV but in my old area it was inexscusable to have such a large car. Problem is it was (and to an extent) still is fashionable in that age group
jjmac wrote:but apparently crazy culture has been around for so long that it's considered normal. And when ever it takes on the status of becoming a tradition ... then the hope for change becomes well nigh impossible in the direction.
jjmac wrote:Over here (N.S.W) Victorias completely different. Smooth roads, no lumps or patch evidence. So -=-=-=- "it is possible" !
nordle wrote:Some are, some are not eg
1.9 Escort 34MPG
2.0 Focus 34MPG
nordle wrote:You must have known I was being a little tongue in cheek right.
nordle wrote:Absolutely, we need more roads (ensuring they are wider) and cyclists to pay road tax for their use
nordle wrote:I rent a room in shared accomodation, its £75 pw, not to mention cheaper council tax. They are just building some starter homes for £90k for 1 bed flats, in town these are currently £145k!
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