“What is striking about biking is not that it solves any particular problem but, instead, that it is part of the solution to several.” —

J. Harry Wray

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Five Arches and Greenway Extensions Still on the "To Do" List

A news item in the Midsomer Norton & Radstock area local rag suggests that our worries that the Five Arches Greenway and the Norton-Radstock Greenway extension to Tescos at Old Mills might have become casualties of the Tory cuts program just might be ill-founded. Good to hear. No work on the Five Arches Greenway has been done since the initial clearance last Spring; and the then project plan showed completion about now. I'd also heard that that delay was because the DfT were insisting that the light controlled road crossings at each end of the Greenway had to be horse friendly as well as people and bicycle friendly, which doubles their cost.

Here's hoping that the proposed Norton-Radstock Greenway extension beyond Tesco to Farrington Gurney gets a boost from this, too.

Read the news item here

An item about the Five Arches plan can be found (yes, amazingly no 404 error for a change) on the Bath & North East Somerset web site here

A Good Response to the Usual Selection of Prejudices

Most of us who ride bikes on the road have experienced verbal and sometimes physical abuse from a certain type of knucklehead who thinks that he or she has more "right" to the road just because they haul their sorry lardy arses around in a tonne and a half tin box. "Cycling Lawyer", as one should expect from a person in his profession, presents an excellent rebuff to the more common prejudices.

Read and inwardly digest, as one of my school teachers used to say:
A Response to 'Phatboy'. At least we can have a reasonable guess as to 'Phatboy's' physique. And why.