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I just got a text from Edinburgh Council reminding me that Sunday afternoon parking controls start on the 11th April, nice of them except I don't live in Edinburgh.

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Stuart Lyon
1 hour ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

They're an absolute embarrassment. 

Repairing the potholes are laughable. 

The speed bumps in that part of Hutchison Crossway outside St Cuthberts primary school have potholes!

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My missus was saying, that a lot of the decisions were made off desktop studies. I struggle to believe that, then I pass through the area and struggle to believe anyone would be so stupid to go there and think these things would be good idea.  

 

Clearly I’m underestimating the stupidness of people and or their ability to do even the most basic part of their job 

 

Even, if was an anti car agenda/green, strategy. It cant be done at the expense of peoples safety and potentially lives. Its rank incompetence, that self entitle cyclist probably in charge of the scheme. He also likes to pretend he of ‘genuine’ intentions and entitled to do what he wants, whilst being a dangerous prick in relation to himself and others. 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Lord BJ said:

My missus was saying, that a lot of the decisions were made off desktop studies. I struggle to believe that, then I pass through the area and struggle to believe anyone would be so stupid to go there and think these things would be good idea.  

 

Clearly I’m underestimating the stupidness of people and or their ability to do even the most basic part of their job 

 

Even, if was an anti car agenda/green, strategy. It cant be done at the expense of peoples safety and potentially lives. Its rank incompetence, that self entitle cyclist probably in charge of the scheme. He also likes to pretend he of ‘genuine’ intentions and entitled to do what he wants, whilst being a dangerous prick in relation to himself and others. 

 

 

around 15 years ago edinburgh clowncil decided to change the access to george street. what they ended up doing was making it legal to drive onto george street but there was no legal way to drive off of george street. that was decided by a member IIRC who did not drive and never had a licence

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The Real Maroonblood
4 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

The speed bumps in that part of Hutchison Crossway outside St Cuthberts primary school have potholes!

Also a lot of these speed bumps have their markings missing.

There are approximately 250 different road works in Edinburgh.

A disgrace.

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On 02/04/2021 at 21:50, been here before said:

 

I cycle about 100 odd miles a week in Edinburgh and have came across some bad/dangerous parking, had run ins with drivers and on occasion other cyclists but the cyclist on that is an absolute prick of the highest order.

 

Ive watched that a few times and really cant see the problem. The tyre is a couple of inches over the white line?

 

I could understand if the car was blocking the lane, stradling the line or what have you but a ****in wing mirror? What a cock.

 

He's the type of wank who ends  getting other cyclist grief.

 

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

On 03/04/2021 at 07:42, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Make sure you are facing downhill on Comiston or Lanark Road

 

Mr Sanctimonious goes through a red light here when he was doing his usual. It's as if he deliberately cycles in busy areas to get his kicks.

 

 

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

On 04/04/2021 at 02:33, luckyBatistuta said:

 


Hope someone kicks the absolute shit out of the cretin one day. Just hope they remember to rip his camera off him afterwards. Billy big balls going around trying to provoke folks, because he’s getting it all on film, different story if he never had that.

I'd love to see someone try.

 

On 04/04/2021 at 07:40, 3fingersreid said:

Just watched the video of the cyclist debating with the gentleman on Pentland Ter, he admits to doing damage then back tracks , I wonder if the car owner has approached the police regarding this ? 
He claims he’s paid £45,000 in tax , I smell 💩💩💩 

The biggest issue for me is he has no empathy for a disabled child 😡😡😡,

 

now I’m not going to condone it , but he is heading for one almighty kicking one day by challenging the wrong person(s)

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

On 04/04/2021 at 09:14, Maroon Sailor said:

He's really going to have to stop hitting people's cars. One of these days it's not going to end well for him.

 

 

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

On 04/04/2021 at 09:56, Lord BJ said:


If some person was walking down the road hitting cars and battering wing mirrors it would be vandalism. 
 

Not sure what the difference here is. 
 

Whilst hitting cars on a bike is fecking dangerous is something goes wrong, person get a fright and moves car in different direction. 
 

His sense of entitlement is staggering. 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

On 03/04/2021 at 08:33, 3fingersreid said:

I know of that guy ( the cabbie) what the cyclist didn’t show was him hitting the cab earlier in the argument .

Have you any idea what the card says he puts on the vehicles ? 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

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City Cabs have produced a risk assessment video to highlight how dangerous this nonsense is, they've taken the floating parking space on George V bridge as an example with a black cab dropping off a wheelchair passenger

 

1st example see's a bus and 3 car's move into to oncoming lane to pass the taxi, the position of the floating space meaning there isn't room for the bus to move back into the correct lane prior to passing a traffic island and therefore extending the distance travelled in the wrong lane (also would prevent the bus from being able to turn to avoid oncoming traffic)

 

2nd example see's a cyclist pass by at speed with no regard for the safety of the cab driver or passenger then see's a bus attempt to get back into the correct lane before the traffic island and ends up clipping the island, just lucky nobody was using the island to cross

 

3rd example same as 2nd but also shows bus almost hitting a van coming the opposite way and shows that the bus clipping the island could easily force pedestrians to step backwards into oncoming traffic

 

4th example shows a cyclist go around the cab (allowing wheelchair space to get out the cab) but is then almost hit by a van trying to pass a parked car on the opposite side

 

All  of the above was filmed within 1 hour during a quiet day in lockdown, what the hell is it going to be like when we are out of lockdown and the festival is on?

 

ECC's response is simply that it's not dangerous, people are just not using it right!

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33 minutes ago, Ribble said:

City Cabs have produced a risk assessment video to highlight how dangerous this nonsense is, they've taken the floating parking space on George V bridge as an example with a black cab dropping off a wheelchair passenger

 

1st example see's a bus and 3 car's move into to oncoming lane to pass the taxi, the position of the floating space meaning there isn't room for the bus to move back into the correct lane prior to passing a traffic island and therefore extending the distance travelled in the wrong lane (also would prevent the bus from being able to turn to avoid oncoming traffic)

 

2nd example see's a cyclist pass by at speed with no regard for the safety of the cab driver or passenger then see's a bus attempt to get back into the correct lane before the traffic island and ends up clipping the island, just lucky nobody was using the island to cross

 

3rd example same as 2nd but also shows bus almost hitting a van coming the opposite way and shows that the bus clipping the island could easily force pedestrians to step backwards into oncoming traffic

 

4th example shows a cyclist go around the cab (allowing wheelchair space to get out the cab) but is then almost hit by a van trying to pass a parked car on the opposite side

 

All  of the above was filmed within 1 hour during a quiet day in lockdown, what the hell is it going to be like when we are out of lockdown and the festival is on?

 

ECC's response is simply that it's not dangerous, people are just not using it right!

I was going to post the same,  we also live in an era where we buy online so there are 100s of courier vans everywhere 

Are these guys and other delivery vehicles expected to park on the non existent parking bays or double park on the side streets . On the comments section of the Evening News a woman says 4 out of the 11  councillors responsible are members of Spokes .

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1 hour ago, Ribble said:

City Cabs have produced a risk assessment video to highlight how dangerous this nonsense is, they've taken the floating parking space on George V bridge as an example with a black cab dropping off a wheelchair passenger

 

1st example see's a bus and 3 car's move into to oncoming lane to pass the taxi, the position of the floating space meaning there isn't room for the bus to move back into the correct lane prior to passing a traffic island and therefore extending the distance travelled in the wrong lane (also would prevent the bus from being able to turn to avoid oncoming traffic)

 

2nd example see's a cyclist pass by at speed with no regard for the safety of the cab driver or passenger then see's a bus attempt to get back into the correct lane before the traffic island and ends up clipping the island, just lucky nobody was using the island to cross

 

3rd example same as 2nd but also shows bus almost hitting a van coming the opposite way and shows that the bus clipping the island could easily force pedestrians to step backwards into oncoming traffic

 

4th example shows a cyclist go around the cab (allowing wheelchair space to get out the cab) but is then almost hit by a van trying to pass a parked car on the opposite side

 

All  of the above was filmed within 1 hour during a quiet day in lockdown, what the hell is it going to be like when we are out of lockdown and the festival is on?

 

ECC's response is simply that it's not dangerous, people are just not using it right!

Sadly it’ll take a serious accident for anything to be done.

Even then there’ll be plenty excuses.

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14 hours ago, Lord BJ said:

My missus was saying, that a lot of the decisions were made off desktop studies. I struggle to believe that, then I pass through the area and struggle to believe anyone would be so stupid to go there and think these things would be good idea.  

 

Clearly I’m underestimating the stupidness of people and or their ability to do even the most basic part of their job 

 

Even, if was an anti car agenda/green, strategy. It cant be done at the expense of peoples safety and potentially lives. Its rank incompetence, that self entitle cyclist probably in charge of the scheme. He also likes to pretend he of ‘genuine’ intentions and entitled to do what he wants, whilst being a dangerous prick in relation to himself and others. 

 

 

 

The Physio I use from time to time was telling me he had been helping four of the traffic planning team at the council. The top person and three underlings. Of the four three couldn't drive. 

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Was the accident on Corstorphine High street in anyway connected to the give way that’s now appeared on the bend just before the Corrie Inn ? 
 

Hopefully no one was injured .

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1 hour ago, 3fingersreid said:

 

I'm thinking what it would be like when a passenger gets out a taxi which has had to park on the outside of a cycle lane.  They are not going to check for cyclists when they open the door

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1 minute ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I'm thinking what it would be like when a passenger gets out a taxi which has had to park on the outside of a cycle lane.  They are not going to check for cyclists when they open the door

I get they want to increase safety but by not conversing with other road users , certainly not in the way of their on line surveys, they’ve made it more dangerous , did they talk to the taxi trade, Lothian buses, haulage companies etc ? I’d very much doubt it 

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55 minutes ago, 3fingersreid said:

I get they want to increase safety but by not conversing with other road users , certainly not in the way of their on line surveys, they’ve made it more dangerous , did they talk to the taxi trade, Lothian buses, haulage companies etc ? I’d very much doubt it 

 

Delivery drivers as well, they've got no place to park in some areas without blocking the road

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The Frenchman Returns
3 hours ago, 3fingersreid said:

Was the accident on Corstorphine High street in anyway connected to the give way that’s now appeared on the bend just before the Corrie Inn ? 
 

Hopefully no one was injured .

Denial 

We've received an update from the Community Policing Team at Corstorphine Police Station re: today's Corstorphine High St accident: "Road traffic offences are being investigated at this time regarding the collision. The incident was not caused by the Spaces for People measures."

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1 hour ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Denial 

We've received an update from the Community Policing Team at Corstorphine Police Station re: today's Corstorphine High St accident: "Road traffic offences are being investigated at this time regarding the collision. The incident was not caused by the Spaces for People measures."

That was quick police work , wish it was as quick with other incidents .

Assuming its correct of course 😉

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37 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Where’s that? 

 

Can’t wait for angry cyclist, to boot their ski poles out there hand for using the cycle lane.

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Maroon Sailor
4 minutes ago, Lord BJ said:

 

Where’s that? 

 

Can’t wait for angry cyclist, to boot their ski poles out there hand for using the cycle lane.

 

Silverknowes Road

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Maroon Sailor
1 minute ago, Lord BJ said:

 

Hoped your ran them over👍

 

You can't drive on that road now

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On 07/04/2021 at 00:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

 

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

 

 

 

:pleasing:

 

You’ve admitted on videos to putting wing mirrors in, so lets not pretend you don’t  You do so at speed, at have no idea if you do damage or not. You don’t check for damage, as a video of yours shows, and have no regard for others property. Thats vandalism. 

 

You hit moving cars, which is dangerous. Frankly the reason your having so many issues it’s because you are terrible cyclists.🤷🏻‍♂️ Its a bit like an arsehole wondering why they get in fights all the time. 

 

So your more a entitled dangerous vandal than a Edinburgh cyclist.  

 

Unfortunately, I don’t think your the guy from the videos. I struggle to believe anyone would be that triggered to join a website, to try and justify that nonsense. Though the guy on the video is clearly the type who gets triggered in every aspect in their daily life. So who knows🤷🏻‍♂️

 

:sob:

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9 minutes ago, LMc said:

Edinburgh Cyclist clearly Googles himself and I am not in the least bit surprised. 

 

I don't think the new poster Edinburgh Cyclist is the knobhead from those YouTube videos.

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10 minutes ago, LMc said:

Edinburgh Cyclist clearly Googles himself and I am not in the least bit surprised. 

 

I’m not believing it’s him until he posts a copy of his tax returns.  

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21 minutes ago, LMc said:

Edinburgh Cyclist clearly Googles himself and I am not in the least bit surprised. 

 

Certainly a legend in his own lunchtime 

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On 07/04/2021 at 00:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

I'd love to see someone try.

 

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

 

:interehjrling:

 

So a thread on a Hearts football forum shows up criticising "you" and suddenly "you" appear, with 1 post in total, to defend "yourself".

 

Clearly someone at the windup creating a new account.

 

In the unlikely event that this is a real account, your road awareness from those videos is shocking.  You never check what's happening around you, you pass cars on the wrong side and through their blind spots, and and you generally act like an entitled tit.  You get so irate and worked up, getting so caught up in your moral brigade against those who have wronged you, that you cease paying the small bit of attention to the World around you that you originally were and then you start wildly going all over the place.  You will end up getting hit by a car because you don't have the sense to understand the simple fact that "cars are bigger than you" and just because you might technically be in the right in terms of Right of Way, you ride in such an aggressive way that you might just not be seen by drivers - such as "undertaking" a car on the left hand side that might not see you, and attempt to turn left whilst you are in their blind spot.

 

Regardless of what you think you're doing hitting cars, you don't have the right to touch someone else's property, and you would be the first to cause a scene if anyone dare touched your equipment or your bike.

 

Grow up, and wise up.

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2 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Weird how Edinburgh Cyclist's post is timed at 00:01

 

Also came into my notification an hour ago. Despite being posted last night and wasn’t there this morning.

 

Its all very strange unless, one of the mods is that bam cyclist.

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On 07/04/2021 at 00:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

I'd love to see someone try.

 

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

McCabe 

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5 hours ago, pablo said:

 

I don't think the new poster Edinburgh Cyclist is the knobhead from those YouTube videos.

Maybe, maybe not. The boy in the videos is an utter bellend though, and that's from someone who cycled pretty much every day for 10 years.

 

He could be out there cycling courteously and defensively, understanding that no one's perfect - he expects to be forgiven easily for going through a red after all.

 

Instead he's aggressive, looking for trouble and acting the **** when he finds it because he feels justified in his self righteous indignation. 

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6 minutes ago, Smithee said:

Maybe, maybe not. The boy in the videos is an utter bellend though, and that's from someone who cycled pretty much every day for 10 years.

 

He could be out there cycling courteously and defensively, understanding that no one's perfect - he expects to be forgiven easily for going through a red after all.

 

Instead he's aggressive, looking for trouble and acting the **** when he finds it because he feels justified in his self righteous indignation. 

 

Pretty good summing up

 

Still find it bizarre that he has made it on here to post. Something fishy about it

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17 minutes ago, Smithee said:

Maybe, maybe not. The boy in the videos is an utter bellend though, and that's from someone who cycled pretty much every day for 10 years.

 

He could be out there cycling courteously and defensively, understanding that no one's perfect - he expects to be forgiven easily for going through a red after all.

 

Instead he's aggressive, looking for trouble and acting the **** when he finds it because he feels justified in his self righteous indignation. 

 

As a matter of interest, you cycle much here or just when in Netherlands? Always strikes me as a much better environment to cycle in, not least cause its pretty flat unlike here. Whilst, they seemed to have a much better infrastructure even outside the main cities.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Lord BJ said:

As a matter of interest, you cycle much here or just when in Netherlands? Always strikes me as a much better environment to cycle in, not least cause its pretty flat unlike here. Whilst, they seemed to have a much better infrastructure even outside the main cities.

The first couple of years after I came back I cycled on my commute and was out and about as much as I could, it's a very different experience.

 

Apart from all the bike lanes and infrastructure, all the drivers in Holland grew up on bikes and allow all the time and space in the world as a general rule, they don't grudge or hate cyclists.

 

Here it can be a nightmare but you need to understand the road and be a grown up. If I ever found I was causing a queue I'd just pull in and stop on the pavement to let traffic past then get going again. For me cyclists need to understand they're by far the most vulnerable thing on the road and act ultra defensively. They're also cycling in a country with crap infrastructure for this stuff, so although it's legal, going at 20 in a 60 and causing queues is just selfish prickery (I see a lot of that where I am), as is the type of militant grumpiness this guy displays.

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On 06/04/2021 at 23:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

I'd love to see someone try.

 

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

 

You've got some balls fighting the good fight the way that you do mate. 👍

 

Keep up the good work and lets keep our fingers crossed that nobody kicks **** out of you. 🤞

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12 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

You've got some balls fighting the good fight the way that you do mate. 👍

 

Keep up the good work and lets keep our fingers crossed that nobody kicks **** out of you. 🤞

 

It actually crossed my mind, you might be you amusing yourself on the ship. Though, didn’t think your style. Thought it might have been your stalker:muggy:

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On 05/04/2021 at 22:12, tian447 said:

I ****ing hate cyclists like him.

I love getting out on my bike at the weekend, and do a lot of cycling on the roads.  Not only do I make sure my bike is lit up like Blackpool so that others can see me, I am constantly looking to see what is going on around me.  In towns, I stay over to the side, and queue in traffic instead of trying to weave past them to get to the front, especially at traffic lights.  I never pass anyone on their left hand side because they are not going to be expecting someone to overtake on that side.  If I'm out on country roads, and see a car is coming up behind me, if the road ahead is potentially dangerous for both of us such as a blind corner, I'll just stop at the side and let the car past so they don't have to pull wide round something they can't see.  If I'm moving at speed (downhill for example), and the car is choosing to stay behind, as I can see around the corner before them, I'll give them a wave if it's clear and safe for them to go.  If a car is pulling out of a junction ahead of me, I make absolutely sure they've seen me, and slow down if I even suspect they are about to pull out across me.  I'm not doing the Tour de France, so I don't need to shave precious seconds off my route, so getting out of the way of something much bigger and more dangerous than myself is just a no-brainer.  Whenever I am about to do something like let a car through, I'll clearly signal what I am about to do, and move out of the way, and you know what?  99% of drivers give you a wave or a thumbs-up because they appreciate you not acting like a dickhead, and more importantly, I don't get run over and killed by a 2 tonne hunk of metal and plastic.

 

That being said, drivers need to remember the bit above as well.  In the event of car vs bicycle, it's a no-brainer which one is going to win.  Give cyclists plenty of space, and if you have to temporarily slow down behind a cyclist for a few seconds, then so what?  You can easily wait 10 seconds until it's clear to get past, and then accelerate back up to speed, without going within inches of knocking someone off their bike.  Being 30 seconds quicker getting to ASDA or home after work is not worth accidentally killing someone over.  Oh, and STAY OFF YOUR ****ING PHONES WHEN DRIVING.  Don't even look at it.  The same goes for arsehole cyclists that are holding their phone in one hand whilst cycling on a road holding the handlebars with the other.  **** off.

 

Tits like the guy in the videos above seem to forget that whilst they might be morally and legally in the right, or have right of way, it doesn't mean it's always a good idea to just blindly accept that or even assume that your average driver is even slightly paying attention.  He's the sort of dickhead that's more likely to cause an accident by showing just how right he is, or get smooshed by a bus and his wee head-shake of the camera won't save him then.  So what if someone has parked 6mm over the white line, it's not causing you any harm.  Just shut the **** up and get on with getting to where you need to be.

 

Cyclists like him are the reason that drivers hate cyclists - and I say that as both a driver and a cyclist.

This is a superb post.

 

I'm a cyclist and I respect cyclists who use their cameras to limit phone use of drivers (though I don't do it myself) but this Edinburgh Cyclist actively searches trouble and picks on unaware drivers, often sneaking up on them. Karma will one day catch up with him. 

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Governor Tarkin
19 minutes ago, Lord BJ said:

 

It actually crossed my mind, you might be you amusing yourself on the ship. Though, didn’t think your style. Thought it might have been your stalker:muggy:

 

I don't have the energy for such an elaborate ruse at this stage of the game, LBJ, but wouldn't rule it out under the right circumstances.

Whatever happened to that guy anyway?

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On 07/04/2021 at 00:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

I'd love to see someone try.

 

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

:gok:

 

If that really is you, thanks for the laughs. Petty doesn't come close! 

 

:gok:

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Furious Styles
26 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

A weekend in Amsterdam demonstrated to me that pedestrians are third class citizens behind cars and the dominant bikes!


never attempt to cross a road in Amsterdam whilst stoned and on mushrooms. 

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37 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

A weekend in Amsterdam demonstrated to me that pedestrians are third class citizens behind cars and the dominant bikes!

 

Don't forget the roller skiers - the look at us brigade

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Jus witnessed a middle-age lady cyclist turn right at the end of Gilmore Place forcing an oncoming vehicle (who had the right of way) to stop as she made her turn.

 

Stupid cow!

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The Frenchman Returns

New bus lane has appeared on the road between Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. Sure it wasn’t there a week ago! 
 

Will be interesting to see what it does to traffic as businesses open up. 

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54 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Jus witnessed a middle-age lady cyclist turn right at the end of Gilmore Place forcing an oncoming vehicle (who had the right of way) to stop as she made her turn.

 

Stupid cow!

 

Nearly got hit by a deliveroo cyclist on Princes Street at Frederick Street.

 

A bus was stopped at the lights. I waited for the Green man and this guy came through past the bus and nearly clattered in to me - he swerved, cut inside and went on to the pavement and continued cycling !

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On 08/04/2021 at 15:51, Lord BJ said:

 

:pleasing:

 

You’ve admitted on videos to putting wing mirrors in, so lets not pretend you don’t  You do so at speed, at have no idea if you do damage or not. You don’t check for damage, as a video of yours shows, and have no regard for others property. Thats vandalism. 

 

You hit moving cars, which is dangerous. Frankly the reason your having so many issues it’s because you are terrible cyclists.🤷🏻‍♂️ Its a bit like an arsehole wondering why they get in fights all the time. 

 

So your more a entitled dangerous vandal than a Edinburgh cyclist.  

 

Unfortunately, I don’t think your the guy from the videos. I struggle to believe anyone would be that triggered to join a website, to try and justify that nonsense. Though the guy on the video is clearly the type who gets triggered in every aspect in their daily life. So who knows🤷🏻‍♂️

 

:sob:

It wouldn’t surprise me that it is actually him. He’s obviously an attention seeker, who isn’t quite right in the head.

 

19 hours ago, Smithee said:

Maybe, maybe not. The boy in the videos is an utter bellend though, and that's from someone who cycled pretty much every day for 10 years.

 

He could be out there cycling courteously and defensively, understanding that no one's perfect - he expects to be forgiven easily for going through a red after all.

 

Instead he's aggressive, looking for trouble and acting the **** when he finds it because he feels justified in his self righteous indignation. 

Pretty much sums it up Smithee

 

On 07/04/2021 at 00:01, Edinburgh Cyclist said:

If you bothered to watch the video, you'd see all I did was shake my head at the parking. Everyone else on that road has no problem parking inside the lines, but this car is parked in the cycle lane (to varying degrees) every single time.

 

The judder at 0:02 is me getting off my bike and walking up the pavement. I don't cycle on the pavement.

 

I'd love to see someone try.

 

I never admitted doing damage, I admitted pushing the mirror in. I reported him to the police, FYI - they attended and told him to move the car. I'm a higher-rate tax payer, and late year I paid around £45,000 in tax, yes. The disabled child has nothing at all to do with anything here - how can that guy have no problem moving the wheelchair down the stairs from the house (which has no stairlift, FYI), and across the pavement, but struggles those last 1.5 metres over the cycle lane?

 

Maybe if idiots like this didn't try to drive into me, I wouldn't touch their precious cars.

 

Because I'm not doing any damage. I didn't go near the wing mirror, I was demonstrating that the pass was less than an arms length, so I could report it to the police (Who wouldn't take any action because I told him to get off his phone, as I say in the video comments)

 

They say "You're parked like an idiot." I was given them as a Christmas present years ago (those videos themselves are several years old), they're joke parking tickets - they say something like "Penalty charge notice" on the front and are blank on the back - so I added my own messsage.

 

I'm perfectly happy to explain anything else in any of my videos, and if I've done something wrong then I'm happy to admit and apologise (For instance, in some of my earlier videos, I cycle through on a red/amber light instead of waiting for green - mea culpa). But let's not post anything here threatening to "give [me] a kicking" or anything else that the police would consider a threat, eh? Trust me, this isn't my first rodeo, I've had more than one person charged for making similar threats.

 

Love and kisses,

Edinburgh Cyclist

 

Oh, someone will. Look forward to reading about it in the news. Maybe even buy the guy a drink.

 

Someone bought them for him as a Christmas present years ago....even his own friends and family know he’s a spangle🤣

 

 

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