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Mark Treasure
Blogging mostly about transport cycling in London and the South East, and about how fantastic it is in the Netherlands. Chair of
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Mark Treasure 5h
Cycling across a wonderfully quiet, car-free London Bridge this morning
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Mark Treasure 7h
Replying to @AsEasyAsRiding
We did get chatting, and they were a very nice Welsh couple. They’re not the problem - the problem is crap shared paths and shared use footways that create conflict (which won’t ever be solved by bells, or not using bells, or saying “excuse me)
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Mark Treasure 8h
Seven days of cycling around the Netherlands without using our bells once, because the country is designed to safely accommodate cycling and walking alongside each other, before “good to see you’ve got bells!” from the first British car we encounter in the ferry queue 🙄
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Mark Treasure Sep 21
Outrageous, the cyclist should have been jailed for having the temerity to film your partner’s criminally dangerous driving
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @magnatom
“Multi-tasking” - A right-hook combined with aggressive finger-pointing
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @modacitylife
Oh, and my favourite! Seal: Zeehond (“sea dog”) 😂
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @modacitylife
Also Thimble: Vingerhoed (“finger hat”)
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @jonathanavt
The other bad thing about Bilthoven - The fietsersbond routing sent me on a nice quiet route there, but for some reason this road is... mud!
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @CagerRt
It's a dead-end for drivers, so I guess anyone going in and out there is a common visitor, and knows about the cycle path. Plus it's a downhill section on the path so they'll know that some people might be coming faster than me!
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @jonathanavt
And tiles rather than asphalt, by the looks of it!
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @jonathanavt
The subway under the N-road there (just south of de Bilt) is very poor. It looks like it might be about to be improved though
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Replying to @JamesBlurbs
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Mark Treasure Sep 20
Cycle path running parallel to main road, on the approach to Bilthoven. The path is actually built in the woods, some distance from the road. It has its own street lighting. It then crosses a bridge, before skirting a roundabout (with priority). Just brilliant.
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @jitensha_oni
It's all from the same video, broken into chunks, so roughly the length of each clip (I can check properly tomorrow). I also suspect the signals adapt to the number of buses queuing, etc
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @mrtnsnp @AngelavdKloof
We went this way the other day (my partner is very nervous of big crowds of people cycling). It’s fine, but much further (and bumpier)
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @AngelavdKloof @mrtnsnp
In my limited experience, it’s not that bad, at the worst about a minute. It’s only such a long queue because there are so many people here at rush hour! And they all get through.
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @ianrobo1
You can see why people aren’t getting onto the road here! 😀 Plus the wait isn’t very long, less than a minute. The queue is huge because this is the busiest cycle path in the world
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @ianrobo1
The road here is bus and taxi only, and very busy with buses. I was fortunate enough to capture a moment when the buses weren’t queuing!
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @AsEasyAsRiding
... and then all the people on foot. And repeat.
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Mark Treasure Sep 19
Replying to @AsEasyAsRiding
... and then we have hundreds of people moving through the junction on buses...
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