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April 28th Pedal to Parliament - Ride Route Required

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  • Started 9 years ago by Wilmington's Cow
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  1. crowriver
    Member

    Bells. Hmm. A bit like this then, but without the avant garde music emanating from topiary. (Bit of a slow start mind).

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    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. Kim
    Member

    @crowriver if you would like Strict Liability to be on the MSP radar you could follow up my last attempt, good luck! :-)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. crowriver
    Member

    Thanks Kim, I recall reading that a year ago and it reminds me that it is probably now time to ask for a progress update on those actions the Scottish Government promised.

    An e-mail to my MSP may be on the to do list this week...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  4. sallyhinch
    Member

    Strict liability (or investigating the possibility of implementing something a bit like strict liability) is actually in the national Cycling Action Plan. Who knew?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  5. Kim
    Member

    I was aware that there was something in CAPS about it, but there has been very little action on actually implementing CAPS, just look at the Scottish budget...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  6. crowriver
    Member

    Yeah, maybe it should be called CAPSICUM (Cycling Action Plan for Scotland Instantly Cancelled for Umpteen Motorways)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  7. sallyhinch
    Member

    CAPSICUM - I like it!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  8. kaputnik
    Moderator

    If anyone cares to do a spot of reviewing for me, you could examine the below image and critique it. It's on a guest pass link, so not available to anyone but a select and discerning audience.

    Basically, does it A/ catch the eye B/ make sense and importantly C/ make you want to join

    Posted 9 years ago #
  9. ruggtomcat
    Member

    A) its a bit busy, maybe doesn't need the background
    B) yup, love the child seat
    C) you had me sold at 'pedal' :)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  10. cb
    Member

    I like the background in that it's clearly talking about the Scottish Parliament.

    At first I read the child's sign as "I I AM"

    There need to be a venue. Presumably a website when we have one.

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  11. Morningsider
    Member

    a. Yes
    b. Not completely. 11am sign is a bit confusing - I initially thought it said "1 I am". Crags need to look more Crag like (I really should have been an art critic). Possibly needs a little more descriptive text, I know you want to avoid this - but it isn't clear what this is about just from the poster and not eveyone will check twitter or the website.
    c. Yes

    Posted 9 years ago #
  12. Roibeard
    Member

    The issues folk are having with the "11 AM" may simply be an issue with the kerning.

    Robert

    Posted 9 years ago #
  13. crowriver
    Member

    Yep. I read it as 'I am', only just noticed it's '11am'.

    Crags: maybe better as a simple 'naturalistic' silhouette? The op art zig zag effect makes the upper half of the composition fight too much with other elements.

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  14. sallyhinch
    Member

    we're talking about a later start now (just to send this thread off in yet another direction). 2pm would make the sign more readable and make it easier for those of us who have to get to Embra by train on the day - what do people think? Would an afternoon affair be better?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  15. wingpig
    Member

    I haven't been through the Meadows on a Saturday morning for a while but 14:00 is probably better in terms of competition with people playing ball-based team sports (and parking all along Melville Drive) for space to amass at the start...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  16. crowriver
    Member

    2pm sounds better to me personally. As you say simpler for folk travelling from out of town too. There'll be a lot more folk in Edinburgh city centre to witness the procession too...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    Start time partly depends how long event is meant to take.

    At the moment the poster might be seen to mean 11 AT Parliament.

    Clearly there needs to be a start time.

    Assuming that the start point is The Meadows it might be good to encourage people to assemble leisurely from 11 for coffee (various cafés in general area) followed by lunch (ditto + bring your own).

    Then leave at 2 via (route to be finalised), arriving at SP by 3.

    Then speeches (presumably) and onwards to Holyrood Park for afternoon tea.

    So people can have 'a day out' or just join for bits.

    It would be unfortunate if most people wanted to stay at The Meadows, but I'm sure they won't!

    IF people are around The Meadows for a couple of hours, might be worth organising Dr. Bike and some Fun and Games.

    If a late start (quite reasonably) is for people from out of town, I suspect some of them won't really want to hang around afterwards too much.

    So Main Event still Pedal on Parliament, but perhaps with a bit more organised before, with Holyrood Park as an optional closing??

    Posted 9 years ago #

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