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« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2020, 09:58:21 pm »

Nash Metropolitan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan
American car made by Austin the ones in the video where proberbly being moved from Longbridge to Avonmouth.

Thank you, Tony! I had just found it myself. Not a car I've come across, but I see they were mainly made for export.
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« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2020, 10:20:05 pm »

Nash Metropolitan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan
American car made by Austin the ones in the video where proberbly being moved from Longbridge to Avonmouth.

Thank you, Tony! I had just found it myself. Not a car I've come across, but I see they were mainly made for export.

Though rare, they were quite well-known here in the 1960s. I guess the distinctive looks made up for the low numbers. And - whatever their official name - I knew them as Nash Metropolitans.  Mind you, that Nash was often confused with Frazer-Nash.
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« Reply #62 on: September 28, 2020, 11:30:40 pm »

They were strangely entertaining to drive! and had upside down kingpins in the front suspension set up .
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« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2020, 11:45:37 am »

Here's an illustration of how a double-track railway can be converted into a high-capacity cycle path and an attractive park at the same time. Imagine how much better it would have been if they'd had a double track broad gauge formation to play with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG6c22OHobk
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« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2020, 12:55:07 pm »

Compared to the plans Sustrans have/had for BBRP, that does seem to be far more of a linear path and less of a windy, crossy-sidey, pretty park.


(As an aside, I wish those BicycleDutch videos would find another narrator; that guy's voice sends me to sleep.)
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« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2020, 02:21:17 pm »

Easier to manage conflict in Utrecht, though, where there's high-quality cycle infrastructure everywhere. The issue with the BBRP is that it's pretty much the only good-quality, safe cycle route for miles around, so everyone from high-speed Stravaites to toddlers on balance bikes gets funneled onto the one path.
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« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2020, 02:34:23 pm »

Easier to manage conflict in Utrecht, though, where there's high-quality cycle infrastructure everywhere. The issue with the BBRP is that it's pretty much the only good-quality, safe cycle route for miles around, so everyone from high-speed Stravaites to toddlers on balance bikes gets funneled onto the one path.

Agreed. But I'd still feel much safer if there was a hedge between my toddler and the cyclists...
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« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2020, 03:12:57 pm »

From what I see, although that is limited to videos, that particular path in Utrecht is unusual for the Netherlands in having a hedge between cyclists and pedestrians. On most Dutch paths your toddler would either be on the cycle-side with everyone from Granny to the Stravaites or on the foot-side but the two are adjacent. But it seems to work in part because the paths are "roads for cycling" so cope with both toddlers and Stravaites side-by-side.

Anyway, I agree with Richard on the BBRP; the best improvement to it would to be create some other infrastructure in a completely different part of town.
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« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2020, 06:53:07 am »

Part of NCN 5 going south out of Oxford has pedestrians and cyclists paths separated by a hedge. Assuming users take notice of the signs.
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