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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Klarkash-ton on Thu 8/Jun/17 11:04am

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9340774 ... d-markings

first driver says 'F#@K the pedestrian with the stroller on the crossing', the second says 'fuck the cyclist'. And the oncoming traffic on a fairly blind corner. I guess these are 'professional' drivers. they should both be signing on for benefit next week, along with the effwit standing in the cab of the second truck.

Not sure why the article focuses on 'Sharrow" lanes. There is nowhere else for a cyclist to go after the roundabout, so drivers need to wait till after the parked cars.
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby phunk on Thu 8/Jun/17 11:34am

Klarkash-ton wrote:http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93407744/drivers-and-cyclists-clash-amid-confusion-over-wellingtons-sharrow-road-markings

first driver says 'F#@K the pedestrian with the stroller on the crossing', the second says 'fuck the cyclist'. And the oncoming traffic on a fairly blind corner. I guess these are 'professional' drivers. they should both be signing on for benefit next week, along with the effwit standing in the cab of the second truck.

Not sure why the article focuses on 'Sharrow" lanes. There is nowhere else for a cyclist to go after the roundabout, so drivers need to wait till after the parked cars.


The effwit standing in the second truck is the driver, isn't it?
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Conners on Thu 8/Jun/17 12:30pm

Klarkash-ton wrote:http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93407744/drivers-and-cyclists-clash-amid-confusion-over-wellingtons-sharrow-road-markings

first driver says 'F#@K the pedestrian with the stroller on the crossing'

The pedestrian crossing goes through an island, so traffic doesn't need to stop until the pedestrian is able to step out onto their lane? (although not much space for a buggy and pedestrian within the bounds of that island)
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Klarkash-ton on Fri 9/Jun/17 10:01am

phunk wrote:
The effwit standing in the second truck is the driver, isn't it?


Oh, are they left hand drive?
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby michael on Fri 9/Jun/17 10:45am

Klarkash-ton wrote:
phunk wrote:
The effwit standing in the second truck is the driver, isn't it?


Oh, are they left hand drive?


I think they might be dual control, presumably you want to be footpath side to operate the wheelie bin arm.
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Klarkash-ton on Fri 9/Jun/17 10:50am

Conners wrote:The pedestrian crossing goes through an island, so traffic doesn't need to stop until the pedestrian is able to step out onto their lane? (although not much space for a buggy and pedestrian within the bounds of that island)


there's no room for it to be a refuge, and wouldn't the crossings be offset slightly to indicate they are separate? he looked dangerously close to the buggy in my opinion.
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Conners on Fri 9/Jun/17 1:18pm

Agreed. I hate those crossings that are so close to roundabouts. Leaves no room for that exact situation - if you were following that truck and he'd stopped you're left blocking the roundabout. And you have no visibility of the crossing on the opposite side of the roundabout when you're entering.
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby Spagllegs on Thu 22/Jun/17 12:40pm

Only 2 comments in and someone tried to blame the cyclist. Is there a cyclists version of Godwins law?
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby 12GAUGE on Fri 23/Jun/17 4:46pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9 ... -calvarias not much of a consequence for dangerous driving causing death....
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby dwgknz on Thu 29/Jun/17 1:58pm

So are we supposed to be amazed that this guy replaced a bike after hitting a cyclist while driving the wrong side of the road.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/94215457/first-offender-buys-3400-bike-for-cyclist-after-accident
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Re: The Stuff.co.nz Thread

Postby jo on Mon 31/Jul/17 8:17pm

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/952820 ... r-20-years

:lol:

MacLean said nobody at the council could recall anyone being prosecuted for painting informal road markings, "and given the glorious and healthy history of civic activism in Holloway Rd, we would rather not pick an unnecessary fight with the locals".
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