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 Post subject: Say what you mean
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 14:02 
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This is an excellent article from Mark McArthur-Christie about the weasel words councils use to describe anti-motorist measures.

Say what you mean

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To hear council employees talking about using ‘thumps’ and ‘pinchpoints’ against any other group in society would be unthinkable. Yet it’s not only acceptable but encouraged when directed against private motorised road users. When councils talk about ‘severed roads’, and ‘refuges’ they’re making their position and view clear.

Their language caricatures drivers and riders as an aggressive, unpleasant, animalistic subgroup. Certainly, in a minority of cases that’s a fair description. But the mass of normal drivers and riders are far more considerate; just decent and perfectly normal people going about their everyday business. But private cars and motorcycles has been so successfully demonised that it’s absolutely acceptable to ‘manage’, ‘restrict’ and ‘control’ their use.

There is no other group about which officials would use language like this. So perhaps its time to stop using it about drivers and motorcyclists. Either that, County Hall, or fess up and admit you simply don’t like us.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 19:00 
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Agreed ! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Say what you mean
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 00:28 
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Either that, County Hall, or fess up and admit you simply don’t like us.


OH-they like the cash from parking /planning permits for dropped kerbs. And even more the "fines" for various offences.

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