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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:53 
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just been pondering my commute to/from work, and i have to admit to bending the rules on occasions, the more i look at it the more cases i find.
unsurpisingly all these occasions are in town in about a 2mile stretch of my 20mile ride.

so i've google mapped the locations for overhead shots and wanted to discuss each one... and see what we all think... in each case.. should i be shot? who/what is at fault?

lovely coventry
my outbound route takes me from humber road (bottom left), humber avenue (case1), deasy rd(case2), puma way(case3), mile lane(case4).

inbound due to slightly different route & being more awake & warmed up i come through the center: warwick road(left hand side), new union street, earl street, gosford st (case5), far gosford st, binley road (case6 & 7).


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:56 
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case1 - humber avenue
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
use of footpath/alleyway (from rhs to lhs)

pretty obvious why i do this, yes i could get off and walk, but its 6am and i've yet to encounter anybody down here.

case2 - deasy rd
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
se of footpath & pedestrian crossing (from top right to middle left)

i need to cross this dc from the side road which is no right turn to traffic and has kerb & railings in the middle.
i could get off and walk... or i could turn left & pull a u-turn round the barriers... i cautiously ride down the pavement to the crossing & cycle across there (without pressing the button).
i've only ever encoutered one person on this section, and i stopped to give them priority. its 6:05!am

case3 - puma way
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
rght turn on red (from rhs to top)

i suspect these lights are traffic triggered. the occasions they are in my favour is when they change as i approach, if they dont change and i stop... they never change!.... its 6:10 rarely any traffic in either direction.

case4 - mile lane
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
use of pavement (bottom right to bottom left)

just above the car dealer you can just make out the line of a cycle track which i turn sharp left onto. however it soon does a sharp right to wiggle me down the underpass.. whilst i want to go left again & rejoin the road.
no people, barely any traffic.

case5 - gosford st.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
crossing red light (lhs to rhs)

coming downhill here at reasonable pace.. to turn right through the bus gate (red tarmac, marked as for buses & cycles).. buses trigger it.. i dont. on approach there is a clear view of the roundabout & any oncoming traffic so i tend to sail through if clear.

case6 - binley road
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
pavement & pedestrian crossing (top left to bottom right)

i approach from where the strangely parked white van is... and i'd like to get to the nice looking cycle facility at the bottom right. apart from backtracking & several crossings / sets of lights..... i use the wide pavement. given i've been charging through town at 20mph... crusing down the pavement at under 10 and giving peds a wide berth seems the best option.

case7 - binley road
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... =k&iwloc=A
pavement (middle left to bottom right)

having used the cycle lane and crossed at the toucan i cautiously take to the pavement to take the turning 100yds further down the road.
have a good pan round here... there are lots of cycle lanes about but none of them seem to conveniently do what i need them to!

and oh yes.. case8.... i ride across the pavement to get to the front path :roll: but im not showing you that :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 14:35 
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oh.. i thought of another one...

that makes 8 :roll:


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