bizarre lawyers

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Jeremy Parker, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. I guess Brit's will never be able to laugh at American lawyers again.
    Take a look at

    www.roadsafetyuk.co.uk/cyclists.htm

    I particularly liked the last paragraph, describing the virtues of
    Sustrans, but specialising in only one part of the body is slightly
    odd.

    Jeremy Parker
     
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  2. Ian Smith

    Ian Smith Guest

    On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Jeremy Parker <> wrote:

    > I particularly liked the last paragraph, describing the virtues of
    > Sustrans, but specialising in only one part of the body is slightly
    > odd.


    I've asked them about that - apparently they "have to optimise
    individual pages for individual potential search terms and this page
    is aimed at searches involving cyclists with head injuries". They
    would be happy to deal with all types of bicycle accidents.

    I was less keen about the last paragraph, particularly the assertion
    that "by taking leisure riders off the roads the incidence of bicycle
    accident head injury will be reduced". I asked whether they would
    also approve of a scheme forbidding women to be out in public alone,
    which would presumably reduce the incidence of rape. Apparently I was
    being a little disingenuous and taking the statement out of context.

    On the plus side, the response I got back was rapid, courteous and
    seems to have been composed by a human being of reasonable
    intelligence rather than a machine.

    regards, Ian SMith
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  3. Jeremy Parker wrote:

    > I guess Brit's will never be able to laugh at American lawyers again.
    > Take a look at
    >
    > www.roadsafetyuk.co.uk/cyclists.htm
    >
    > I particularly liked the last paragraph, describing the virtues of
    > Sustrans, but specialising in only one part of the body is slightly
    > odd.


    I've said it before, but Sustrans are an unwelcome distraction in the
    campaign for road safety. They reinforce the view of drivers that
    cyclists shouldn't be on the road, and their paths are mostly useless
    due to coarse gravel surfaces [1], gates (there are something like 4
    sets in half a mile on the Cricklade part of NCN 45) and the fact that
    they just don't go anywhere useful half the time.

    What Sustrans paths *are* good for is for families to ride their MTBs
    offroad in a safe, non-challenging environment. Many of those families
    will go to the start of the ride in a car. Similarly, how much
    vehicular traffic does the C2C route create, seeing as the western end
    is miles from any major centre?

    [1] I understand that planning restrictions, as well as costs, often
    preclude the laying of proper tarmac, but that doesn't make the paths
    any better.
     
  4. R. Murphy

    R. Murphy Guest

    Last I heard the majority of car accidents happened within 2 miles of home.
    2 miles to the nearest official cycle route - do we fly or walk to get
    there?


    "Jeremy Parker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I guess Brit's will never be able to laugh at American lawyers again.
    > Take a look at
    >
    > www.roadsafetyuk.co.uk/cyclists.htm
    >
    > I particularly liked the last paragraph, describing the virtues of
    > Sustrans, but specialising in only one part of the body is slightly
    > odd.
    >
    > Jeremy Parker
    >
    >
     
  5. sothach

    sothach Guest

    Zog The Undeniable wrote:
    >
    > I've said it before, but Sustrans are an unwelcome distraction in the
    > campaign for road safety. ...
    > What Sustrans paths *are* good for is for families to ride their MTBs
    > offroad in a safe, non-challenging environment. Many of those families
    > will go to the start of the ride in a car. Similarly, how much
    > vehicular traffic does the C2C route create, seeing as the western end
    > is miles from any major centre?


    True, that's undeniable. Sustainable - yes, Transport - no.
     
  6. Zog The Undeniable twisted the electrons to say:
    > Similarly, how much vehicular traffic does the C2C route create,
    > seeing as the western end is miles from any major centre?


    When I did the C2C (from Whitehaven) last September, I was 1 of about 6-8
    cyclists who got off the train. OTOH, mine was the only bicycle that
    came off the train (though given the train was a "Dogbox"[1] we probably
    wouldn't have got anymore on anyway!) - theirs all seem to arrive in the
    back of a 7.5ton truck ...

    [1] http://gallery120232.fotopic.net/p9946355.html
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  7. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On 31 Jan 2006 12:14:40 GMT someone who may be Alistair Gunn
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >When I did the C2C (from Whitehaven) last September, I was 1 of about 6-8
    >cyclists who got off the train. OTOH, mine was the only bicycle that
    >came off the train (though given the train was a "Dogbox"[1] we probably
    >wouldn't have got anymore on anyway!)


    Assuming sensible staff and no other passengers needing the space
    one could easily get five bikes on such a train. Two in the "bike
    space" and three by the tip-up seats at the other end of the train.


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  8. Simon Brooke

    Simon Brooke Guest

  9. Ian Smith <[email protected]> writes:

    > I've asked them about that - apparently they "have to optimise
    > individual pages for individual potential search terms and this page
    > is aimed at searches involving cyclists with head injuries". They
    > would be happy to deal with all types of bicycle accidents.


    I have to admit, the page is scarily reminiscent of something
    generated by one of the less reputable "SEO" specialists with the
    intention of artificially inflating their google results.

    You say they're genuine? Colour me surprised


    -dan
     
  10. [snip]
    >
    > What Sustrans paths *are* good for is for families to ride their

    MTBs
    > offroad in a safe, non-challenging environment. Many of those

    families
    > will go to the start of the ride in a car. Similarly, how much
    > vehicular traffic does the C2C route create ...


    [snip]

    Bicycles are vehicles. Bicycles are traffic. Your brain has been
    reprogrammed by the evil motoring lobby to make you go round
    intermittently telling everyone that bikes are not proper vehicles,
    because the only proper vehicles are vehicles with motors.

    I bet they wiped your memory clean, so that you don't even remember
    when they did it to you.

    Jeremy Parker
     
  11. David Hansen twisted the electrons to say:
    > Assuming sensible staff and no other passengers needing the space
    > one could easily get five bikes on such a train. Two in the "bike
    > space" and three by the tip-up seats at the other end of the train.


    I'm not convinced there was really room for another bike next to mine,
    still that's probably my fault for owning a recumbent ...
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