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  1. The government collects data on all travel modes. A fair bit of it is census data and national travel survey data. You can see data about walking and cycling here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/walking-and-cycling-tsgb11 And: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/walking-and-cycling-statistics
  2. The point of those is to warn drivers they are approaching a constriction and need to watch out for cyclists. That’s all they are for really.
  3. Nope. Not a route I use very much. Anyway, think I'll avoid it, I'm sure someone said it was a bit busy....
  4. Your post #227: "Apparently everyone should walk or cycle everywhere, no matter their age or physical condition, the reason for their journey or however far they have to travel."
  5. Yes, some people need to drive, but many just choose to even though they could walk or cycle. In Sheffield, 77% of commuting trips are under 10km and 70% of those were by car. 51% of commutes are under 5km and it is these that the government and councils are targeting as being cycleable or walkable. Bus services here are among the cheapest in the country, so cost is really not an excuse. The money that the council are spending on these “pop-up” walking and cycling measures has been given to them by the government specifically for that purpose.
  6. Nope, as I don’t know where they are coming from or where they are going. According to census data, 77% of commuting trips in Sheffield are under 10km, so I’d suggest it’s the other way round. A lot heading for town, some going to Parkway.
  7. Ring roads are there to help drivers avoid going through town, going round it instead.
  8. Depends what you call a good proportion. The stats from the 2011 census say 77% of commuting trips in Sheffield are 10km or less (of which over 70% are by car) and 51% are under 5km. see: https://www.cyclesheffield.org.uk/sheffield-transport-data/
  9. And is telling porkies an effective counter to this “propaganda”? Or does it mean you’ve lost the argument.?
  10. So you start asking me for stats when you kick off the discussion with your anecdotal, unquantified observations?? Check the national travel survey if you want stats: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/821842/walking-and-cycling-statistics-2018-accessible.pdf As you’re introducing the “average tradesman” into the argument, do enlighten us on the actual proportion of daily trips made by these “ average tradesmen” compared to the overall numbers.
  11. Probably because you can’t deny that you’re telling blatant untruths.
  12. Well I see lots more people cycling to work than I used to.
  13. The lane doesn’t disappear, it’s just reserved for cyclists at the moment. It’s still there and can easily be brought back into general use.
  14. Where did I say there was no risk of temporary measures becoming permanent or measures being implemented more widely? I pointed out the limited and temporary nature of the works in question, that’s all. Of course temporary could become permanent and things could be rolled out wider. Depends on what happens of course.
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