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"Cyclists to get trained for trams after track troubles"

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  1. chdot
    Admin

  2. I really do never learn not to get involved in the arguments on the comments section...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Dave
    Member

    Yeah, I was going to say....

    It is funny though, because Evening News readers do hate cyclists and trams with equal vigor. So far the trams do seem to be the least-disliked option though.

    Some of the TIE advice is pretty weak - although I suppose strictly speaking it's true that if you don't cycle anywhere near the tram network, you'll never have to worry about it. Are they really going to offer training to everyone in Edinburgh?

    Perhaps I should badger the council legal department after all.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. SRD
    Moderator

    hey, at least it got your site some publicity and at least one new member/poster....

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "Perhaps I should badger the council legal department after all."

    Badger baiting is illegal....

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. Kim
    Member

    Good to see that TIE are getting in some instructors to train people. I will defiantly on Princes Street this weekend... ;-)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. cb
    Member

    "I really do never learn not to get involved in the arguments on the comments section..."

    Good work!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    "

    I really do never learn not to get involved in the arguments on the comments section..."

    Good work!

    "

    Rather a@w than me, I can't bear to look.

    All these people with nothing better to do than post their prejudices....

    Posted 8 years ago #
  9. I'm arranging to meet one of them to look at the problem of pavement cyclists!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    "I'm arranging to meet one of them to look at the problem of pavement cyclists!"

    Take bodyguards (and mudguards).

    I mean- that's good, hope it's productive.

    Presume you know about

    http://www.politecycling.info/edinburgh.html

    I believe the council would like Spokes to do more of such 'public information campaigns'.

    I think Spokes (all volunteer, no staff), think they shouldn't have to...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  11. LaidBack
    Member

    Anth - let me know if you need support - ie extra protection!

    Been quite a round of postings... 100+

    Many seem to have issues. You may tip 'em over the edge!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  12. SRD
    Moderator

    Anth, I gave up half way through the 'comments' on the EN website BUT, if you're at the commonwealth pool tomorrow, keep an eye on the parents dropping kids off at Preston St school, on dalkeith road, just off that intersection. I go past it, heading north, most mornings c.8.45 and almost always have a dad cut across my path or a mum open the door on me. Have written to headmistress asking her to 'remind' parents to pay attention for bikes and not even had the courtesy of a reply. Any other clever ideas?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  13. ravenbait
    Member

    I don't know where you find the patience, Anth. Most of the guys on the EN site are wind-up merchants.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  14. Hey RB - I like to chase them away if I can. And usually can...

    SRD, hope the email helped last night!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    I've bunged part of the BBC report on Flickr.

    I assume someone has a better version.

    (Flickr only allows 1 1/2 mins whole thing 2 mins - rest interview with TIE saying they will repair road at w/e)

    LINK

    Posted 8 years ago #
  16. DaveC
    Member

    Link to the article here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8403502.stm

    Dave C

    Posted 8 years ago #
  17. spytfyre
    Member

    Good LORD I am not getting into that EN comments stramash, I've not even read halfway down and I have lost the will to live not to mention run out of lunch break...

    SRB - re the Preston St school - I used to work there and yes it is a nightmare. As I also drive from time to time and know that junction even in the quiet times I can honestly say my eyes are often looking front and not in wing mirrors all the time (or I would crash) which is probably why I was knocked off my new bike in June coming down Dundas St and passed a double parked delivery lorry only to get body slammed by a driver who had seen me in the split second he had the chance.
    Point I am making is I learned great though it may be to have the advantage of speed and size through gaps no driver is ever aware of 306° perception

    On another note - how many of the people on here will be down at Castle Street for this "training"? I am curious and will probably pop along (mostly because I want to speak to the bike station folks abour donating a pile of old bike bits left behind by the local Napier building (bless em)

    I just read some more - Anth you really volunteered to meet people at the Commie? How did that go?

    *reads more*
    *gapes*

    Can't we all learn to just "get along?"

    Posted 8 years ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    It's tomorrow (Sun) 11-2

    'meet at Castle Street'

    Though I think it will be a whole block further west for the coned off bit.


    Photo Chris Malcolm

    Posted 8 years ago #
  19. spytfyre
    Member

    Edinburgh's newest and biggest bike park - Airport to Leith

    Posted 7 years ago #
  20. Kim
    Member

    Only half my front wheel made it in to the picture! So did people find the tram track training useful? Remember always try to cross the tracks at an angle of 45 deg or greater. Do not be tempted to try and drift across the tracks a shallow angle, you might get away with it in the dry, but if they are wet you will go down. Should do so, try to make sure there is not an Evening News journalist standing on the pavement next to you...

    ;-)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  21. DaveC
    Member

    I see Santa got on on the training - I'm guessing his sleigh was parked behind Kim's bike then?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  22. spytfyre
    Member

    Kim: Sorry this site seems to autocrop and when I tried to go to a new firefox tab and grab the image url and came back the whole thing had scrolled the centre blog column to the left so I couldn't see the Send Post button
    Go here:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4181513478_3707a54eed.jpg

    It was useful - it helped me decide to avoid in dark and wet conditions when there is more traffic and trams finally running

    Posted 7 years ago #
  23. Kim
    Member

    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    "Sorry this site seems to autocrop"

    Hmmm, set up to autoresize

    can't explain.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  25. chdot
    Admin

    AHA

    It's down to the coding

    Needs to be [img] not <img src etc.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  26. Kim
    Member

    So are you going to add it to the Cycling in Edinburgh pool on Flickr?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  27. donnymurdo
    Member

    Another picture of "the bike rack." taken same day same time as one above.

    Is that spytfyre?



    Posted 7 years ago #
  28. spytfyre
    Member

    ARGH! my legs!
    Added to Flickr
    Amusing though both these photos taken at the same time - we could almost make it 3D...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    "could almost make it 3D..."

    Panorama even


    Posted 7 years ago #
  30. spytfyre
    Member

    Call google, we don't need no camera cars...

    Posted 7 years ago #

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