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  1. gembo
    Member

    Hope driver, passengers and peds/householders all ok

    We have routed buses on some curious roads in edinburgh. Candle maker Row being my No1 amazing place to find a doubledecker

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

  3. Frenchy
    Member

    Heading uphill on Comiston Road, I was close passed as I passing a parked car. I made my feelings known verbally.

    To their credit, the driver then stuck their hand out the window and waved in apology. They did so using the well known "Peace" V-sign gesture, although they did seem to be using an unorthodox "back of the hand towards the observer" technique.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. wingpig
    Member

    Turnip overtaking rashly and with no space somewhere around Mountcastle just before a pinch-point, with someone else doing exactly the same at the Craigentinny Avenue/Wakefield Road junction, except they overtook and went to the right as it turning right only to then relatively sheepishly turn left, overtake with enough space then turn left again a bit along.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. LivM
    Member

    Car/something collision on Queensferry Road earlier. Looks as though a driver coming out of Craigleith Crescent had hit someone on the main road. Ambulance and police in attendance. Several people on bikes talking to police etc in the middle of the road. I was driving and not able to see much (not rubbernecking, honest!) but I see that the buses through that area were diverted for half an hour or so.

    I hope that no one has been badly injured...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Not the same incident as there was a bus involved:

    https://twitter.com/ly_violetrose/status/1289896923814457345?s=21

    Out food shopping today, saw a poor cyclist lying in the road in front of a bus (Queensferry Road) and the police and an ambulance had just arrived so traffic was diverted. Hope they were okay, not nice to see.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. LivM
    Member

    Oh goodness. Well maybe it was; as I said I was driving and couldn't see much. Maybe bus was blocked from view by ambulance or something... I'd be a terrible witness.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

  9. Frenchy
    Member

    The video of that is here: link to tweet, which contains swearing.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Cycling Scotland should use that for next year's campaign 'Drive Home After Nine Proseccos And You Could Get Six Points On Your Licence and a Telling Off.'

    Share the road.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Wasn’t even going fast (which is common on that road).

    Hope CCTV camera is good enough to get numberplate.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. Frenchy
    Member

    Hope CCTV camera is good enough to get numberplate.

    They stopped/were stopped after they hit the second car. Driver arrested.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. ejstubbs
    Member

    @Stickman: I think that "cyclist lying in the road in front of a bus" does not necessarily mean the cyclist was hit by the bus. It's possible that what LivM saw was the same incident e.g. if the car emerging from Craigleith Crescent had taken the cyclist out and left them lying in the road, and the bus had just managed to stop in time to avoid something that doesn't even bear thinking about occurring.

    But we're unlikely to know one way or the other until a clearer report emerges. I've not seen anything on the EEN web site (not that it's at all easy to find anything on the EEN web site these days, swamped as it is with clickbait nonsense, and being limited to five articles a week) or on the BBC News' Edinburgh Fife & East page.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Hope CCTV

    They could sell truckloads of these.

    Apropros of the Granton crash, I'm amazed, yet sadly unsurprised, that the driver's first thought was to get away as fast as possible.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. CocoShepherd
    Member

    Three year old dies after being hit by car. Today in Dunfermline

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    @cocoshepherd

    Spotted this on the news, how terrible.

    The poor driving of four tons of metal has killed two children and two cyclists (if rumour on the first cyclist true) in close succession

    Yet people want to deny what seems obvious to me that these days driving should really be saved for only very essential journeys.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. Frenchy
    Member

    Heading north past Summerhall, the lights at the Melville Drive junction turned red. So the transit van driver behind me accelerated, overtook on my right, then cut over to the left hand lane.

    As I waited in the ASL, they then decided that they should actually be going straight on, so pulled into the ASL on my right. When the lights went green, they accelerated quickly to make sure they weren't stuck behind me for more than 5s...then pulled over and parked 200m later.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. Greenroofer
    Member

    Two true stories. Tangentially related.

    When I was working at university, I shared an office with a three colleagues, one of whom was named Ming and was from China (oddly, he later appeared on Dragons' Den). Ming came back from lunch one day and said 'What does "rancour" mean?'. We helpfully offered some suggestions and may even have consulted that actual dictionary in the office (this story pre-dates Google). We said that it meant something like 'ill will' or 'dislike'. 'Ah', said Ming, 'that makes sense. A tramp asked me for some money just now, and I said no. He shouted "rancour" at me'

    Cycling through Currie this afternoon, I was passed by an Audi estate. It had been behind me for a couple of minutes, but kept its distance. It passed considerately, at moderate speed and giving plenty of space. After it had passed, a shirtless male leaned out of the front passenger window and made an obscene rhythmic gesture at me. No idea why.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  19. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    My Chinese mate Shao went to Methil on a whim and stopped for a pint in the roughest boozer he could find. Utterly genial and charming guy, just got chatting with the locals.

    At one point the whole pub had to surround him to prevent a Qigong fight breaking out. Once they'd calmed him down they explained that 'me old China' is a term of endearment. Shao just smiled and resumed the previous conversation. Guy was a genius on many levels.

    If anyone looked at me and thought of pleasuring themselves I'd take it as a compliment?

    Posted 4 days ago #
  20. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    Britain's first 'Dutch-style' roundabout closes after car ploughs into beacon

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/10/britains-first-dutch-style-roundabout-closes-repair-works-car/

    Posted 2 days ago #

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