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Highway Code changed!
31.05.07 by Buffalo Bill

As you may remember, those nice men at the ministry had decided to insert a clause into the Highway Code recommending that cyclists use cycle routes and cycle facilities…wherever possible, as they can make your journey safer.

Following a high-profile campaign from CTC [and Moving Target!], the Government has agreed to amend the Highway Code to improve cyclists’ safety and to encourage drivers to take more care around vulnerable road users.

In total over 40 rules have been changed to the benefit of cyclists.

The new version makes clear that cyclists have every right to cycle on the road. Rules 61 and 63 state that cycle lanes and cycle facilities, are “not compulsory” and the decision to use them “will depend on your experience and skills”.

Read the whole article here.

Hooray!

  1. top banana!


    — wilhelmut    31 May 2007, 08:03    #
  2. excellent!


    messenger of doom    31 May 2007, 10:23    #
  3. kabrilliant!


    — vagrant    31 May 2007, 13:24    #
  4. I left a comment on an official website regarding cycling and explained my opinion on cycle lanes. That being that i reccomend not to use them as they are dangerous. Motorists ignore them which is dangerous if a commuter is lulled into a false sense of security. They just stop in random places and quite often aren’t clearly marked leading to motorists cutting accross them. My comment wasn’t printed. Hopefully Bill will be more considerate.


    — mikey    31 May 2007, 13:45    #
  5. I just read the link to a past article and it seems everything i just said is a repeat of a past article. Oh well. Jono just informed me local councils spend the last of their unused budgets on cycle lanes so they dont lose funds on their next budget. The money would be better spent digging potholes and showering broken glass from a gritter.


    — mikey    31 May 2007, 13:52    #
  6. “it seems everything i just said is a repeat of a past article”

    Great minds think alike!

    On the other hand, fools seldom differ.

    Hmmm.


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 14:15    #
  7. As i said i didn’t see the past article till after i had submitted my comment. Please don’t use your site to super inflate your already super-inflated ego (sense of self).


    — mikey    31 May 2007, 15:25    #
  8. Why not? But I think you missed the joke there, Mikey.


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 15:42    #
  9. I miss nothing i am a glorified donkey.


    — mikey    31 May 2007, 16:01    #
  10. postman, more like


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 16:13    #
  11. Now you have hit me where it hurts. Im nothing but a glorified postman. Sign here please it’s back to the depot for me


    — mikey    31 May 2007, 17:19    #
  12. what are you all moaning about? when the council lavishes such amazing cycle lanes on us it should be a rule that we use them. i mean seriously, check this one:
    clicky

    it’s equipped with a toilet for christs sake.


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 19:59    #
  13. fusk it. where it says clicky it should be a link to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pettykrooks/523628631/

    how do you submit html or do you have that function turned off?


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:01    #
  14. It’s textile, I think


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 20:18    #
  15. here


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 20:19    #
  16. “here” then no space : no space url

    Got it?


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 20:25    #
  17. here:


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:26    #
  18. here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/pettykrooks/523628631/

    christ its like watching someone trying to perform magic for the first time


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:28    #
  19. ah forget it. i’m going to look at youporn instead


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:29    #
  20. You forgot to add the “ and the “ around the here… innit


    — Bill    31 May 2007, 20:32    #
  21. here


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:52    #
  22. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 20:52    #
  23. advanced skillzzzzzzzzz


    — flappy feet    31 May 2007, 22:58    #
  24. Uh oh. Not sure if I like what that does the page.


    — Bill    1 June 2007, 07:29    #
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