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Kaye Adams talks bikes on Radio Scotland now

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  • Started 7 years ago by LaidBack
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  1. LaidBack
    Member

    Can our roads cope with a rise to 10% of all journeys by bikes?

    On Radio Scotland now. Call Kaye.

    Expect ill-informed 'cycling is a good idea but not here and now' type comments.

    Or email in your own.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. LaidBack
    Member

    Alan Douglas (a motoring journalist) repeats well known myths that will muse all those sat in traffic on way to work....

    Here are just some!
    • our roads are for cars
    • miles and miles of unused cycle lanes
    • Glasgow is 18th bike friendliest city
    • cars and bikes don't mix
    • cyclists jump red lights(!)
    • motorists take account of cycling
    • road tax....

    Get hot and sweaty etc.

    Is very poor so far. I might phone in and lower the standard further...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    Radio Scotland NOW - motoring correspondent saying no room for more cyclists on city roads... phone in 0500 92 95 00 or txt 80295

    There are various other topics for next hour (currently personal finance)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. SRD
    Moderator

    Can our roads cope without a rise to 10% of all journeys by bikes?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. LaidBack
    Member

    Alvin Hall (a financial expert) likes the bike lanes in New York city. Feels much safer there than here.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    "Can our roads cope without a rise to 10% of all journeys by bikes?"

    The 'motoring correspondent' seemed remarkably stupid - there'd be MORE room with 10% fewer cars

    He also seems to think bikes shouldn't 'pass on the left' or ride in middle of traffic lanes.

    At least Kaye Adams said that was safer.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    callkaye@bbc.co.uk

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. LaidBack
    Member

    Alan Douglas
    Guild of Motoring Writers' Regional Motoring Journalist of the Year and former BBC newsreader.
    Now Director of The Broadcasting Business.

    Douglas still writes extensively about driving and cars as motoring correspondent of Scottish Field magazine and contributor to Saga Radio, ITV's official motoring website http://www.carkeys.co.uk and the BBC.
    He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and holds a car, bus, lorry and motorbike licence and is a former Regional Journalist of the Year of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

    He knows nothing about cycling though...

    Could the BBC not get someone more suitable? More bikes = less cars.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. SRD
    Moderator

    Have emailed!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Kaye Adams lives 2 miles from work and doesn't cycle - sweaty

    Fred MacAulay lives 8.8 miles and is 'thinking about cycling one day a week'.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    "great idea but not on the roads"

    AD

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. SRD
    Moderator

    ARRRGGHH. I can't listen to this anymore.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. recombodna
    Member

    What a load of tosh!!!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. Arellcat
    Moderator

    There isn't a radio in my office, nor do we have internet radio.

    *luxuriates in blissful ignorance*

    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. LaidBack
    Member

    I was on next... hanging on phone.... then they ran out of time.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. LaidBack
    Member

    A 'Kim' was on from Edinburgh....

    Posted 7 years ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    You could listen again (last half hour) - but I don't think you should..

    Kaye Adams conclusion - cycling should be part of driving test.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    'Kim was on....'

    but not the one from this forum.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  19. LaidBack
    Member

    I 'loved' the fact that personal finance was mixed in. One big debt item being someone's car loan.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  20. spytfyre
    Member

    I was too slow or I would have called in...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  21. SRD
    Moderator

    did you notice how as soon as she got three texts (or whatever) pro-cycling, we were the 'cycling lobby'?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  22. I deliberately avoided this.

    Stupid question to begin with - can our roads 'cope' with a 10% cycling increase? Erm, they seem to think this is 'in addition' to the current traffic rather than taking some of the cars off the road.

    Ah well. Couldn't expect anything better really.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  23. Kim
    Member

    I can confirm that it wasn't me.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  24. LaidBack
    Member

    anth at work I deliberately avoided this.

    You missed some good stuff today...;-)!

    • 'some dispute that Gaelic is really a language' - I don't think there is any doubt that it is?
    • 'I feel I don't have any connection to Gaelic'

    This coming from a broadcaster based in Glasgow (Glaschu - Gaelic name meaning 'dear, green place'). Not all place names in Scotland are Gaelic but once you get outside TKmaxx land you may find a few!

    Know this is off-topic but is another example of a minority interest being 'blethered about'.
    Is a bit Radio Five Live - a station I detest.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  25. Stepdoh
    Member

    If it wasnae for five live we wouldn't have the wittertaining wonderment that is Kermode and Mayo bickering like a non-fuzzy felt Statler and Waldorf.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  26. LaidBack
    Member

    I only hear it when it crashes into Radio Scotland at midnight...

    At that time it's a phone-in with a high degree of envy, fear and loathing...

    Kermode can be amusing.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  27. SRD
    Moderator

    All our radios are digital so I can get the World Service all day!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  28. Matchstickwarrior
    Member

    There was something on Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 the other day too.

    Didn't listen to it much as there were all the usual comments about murderous, abusive, mad-cat cyclists who run red lights and ride on the paths and make everyone's life such a misery.

    I didn't know there were so many cyclists that we are able to make so many peoples' lives a misery. (Justified sarcasm?)

    There was the odd cyclist that called, but the anti-bike brigade generally get by, by shouting their continuous drivel to the point that Jeremy Vine has to tell them to shut up.

    Before that they had been talking about speed bumps, so all the drivers were already suitably worked up.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    "But let’s get back to road space. Instead of hating on cyclists, motorists should be showering us with love. Why? For every car not driven, that’s a huge piece of real estate taken out of the road space equation."

    http://ipayroadtax.com/?p=300

    Posted 7 years ago #
  30. Kim
    Member

    Far too logical.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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