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just send you car to work Jim

Post by citronut » 28 Oct 2013, 15:38

Jim
have you kitted your fleet out ready for this

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Oct 2013, 18:26

Mine already gets to the Kebab house and back on its own !

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2013, 19:02

Likewise except it's my place of work that mine know :twisted:

If this scheme spells the end of horrid MK buses and rotten taxis then I'm all for it...

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Post by Xaccers » 28 Oct 2013, 20:15

CitroJim wrote:Likewise except it's my place of work that mine know :twisted:

If this scheme spells the end of horrid MK buses and rotten taxis then I'm all for it...
Apparently it will use the red ways.

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2013, 06:56

Xac wrote:Apparently it will use the red ways.
Red ways are an extensive network of paths for cyclists and walkers in MK. They don't run parallel to the roads and are often out of sight and hidden in lush trees and shrubbery. For this reason they are not heavily used by either walkers or cyclists due to the perceived dangers of doing so and as a consequence most walk and cycle dangerously on the fast grid roads which have no facilities for either pedestrians or cyclists.

Many red ways today are strewn with dog poo, broken glass, abandoned doner kebabs, nameless littler and drug paraphernalia so from the average walker and cyclist's point of view it's not hard to see why they resist using them

To use them for something like this is absolutely excellent. Milton Keynes badly needs a rapid transit system...

One red way comes right out to my location along a old railway trackbed. Shame it's still not a proper railway as it would today be a most valuable asset. There has been talk of abandoning it as a footpath and making it a railway again but this idea might even be better.

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by Xaccers » 29 Oct 2013, 12:41

Definitely Jim, if they start using the red ways, there will be more imputus to keep them clean, and with the greater use perhaps they won't be seen as so dangerous and therefore used by more cyclists and pedestrians.
In Portsmouth back in the 90s they introduced Park Rangers who would go around inspecting the parks on motorbikes, hoping to reduce vandalism and crime, as well as reporting any damage so it is repaired quicker.
We have mounted police in MK, you can normally see their manure on the roads around the main shopping center, but I've not seen them on any red ways. Perhaps it's time they expanded their patrols too?

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by citronut » 29 Oct 2013, 12:50

Xac wrote: We have mounted police in MK, you can normally see their manure on the roads around the main shopping center,
they obviously need dersh shovels whoooops i mean deux chevaux :-D :wink:

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Post by Baguette » 31 Oct 2013, 11:30

I'd still rather have mounted police than police on Segways... Looks so stupid!

The pods really remind me of all the older sci-fi movies though, very curious to see how it will all work out.

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Post by Xaccers » 31 Oct 2013, 11:32

Baguette wrote:I'd still rather have mounted police than police on Segways... Looks so stupid!

The pods really remind me of all the older sci-fi movies though, very curious to see how it will all work out.
Unless the petition has been successful in the past year or so, Segways are illegal except on private land over here in the UK

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Re: just send you car to work Jim

Post by Baguette » 31 Oct 2013, 11:52

Xac wrote:
Baguette wrote:I'd still rather have mounted police than police on Segways... Looks so stupid!

The pods really remind me of all the older sci-fi movies though, very curious to see how it will all work out.
Unless the petition has been successful in the past year or so, Segways are illegal except on private land over here in the UK
Hmm, after a bit of googling it seems you are right! Not that it's a bad thing... I've seen them in bigger cities around Europe, like Berlin and Paris, and there's just something a bit lame about them.

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just send you car to work Jim

Post by addo » 31 Oct 2013, 12:20

They're illegal here except in a select few designated precincts. Not that it stops a small number of people using them in suburbia to scoot down the footpath for lunch or whatever. I think they're a good "hybrid"; safer than the aluminium scooters.