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All across the Great Western territory => Active travel: Cyclists and walkers, including how the railways deal with them => Topic started by: Chris from Nailsea on July 07, 2016, 12:14:32 am



Title: Cycles, and how the railways deal with them - a new board on the forum
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on July 07, 2016, 12:14:32 am
In view of the number of posts which have been made on the Coffee Shop forum relating to this issue, I've now moved and merged many of them into this new board - for clarity and ease of future reference, as always.  :)


Title: Re: Cycles, and how the railways deal with them - a new board on the forum
Post by: CyclingSid on March 18, 2020, 09:05:52 am
I hope as new Data Manager I am not going to unsettle established expectations.

Grahame has changed the board title at my suggestion. As you would see in my entry in the Member Roll call http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=23048.0 (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=23048.0) that I work in Public Health with an interest in sustainable (the trains. buses & taxis bit) and active travel which is this bit. The emphasis from my point of view is travel, not sport. And the active transport can include walking, cycling, running (people do commute that way) and horse riding.

It is probably obvious from my posts that my prime means of transport is a Brompton folding bike, but this should include "normal" bikes, tandems, hand bikes, recumbants, and trikes. The last four on the list are sadly under-served by the rail operators but can be an essential mode of transport for the disabled and those of restricted mobility.

More broadly multi-modal travel can include active and sustainable transport, which raises the issue of connections that have been discussed elsewhere in the forum.



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