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Jackdaws accompany the flocks of Crows in the Buckingham Park area of Shoreham. There are lot of birds around, especially Robins and Blue Tits and little brown birds in the tree tops.
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Designing for Cyclists (Web Site) Camden Cycling Campaign
This web page seems a sensibly thought out web page with all the comments I agree with as they apply to London and almost all of them as they apply to less densely populated areas as well.
I only mention the small difference between London and small towns because I expect the easiest thing to do would be for all Local Authorities to accept the recommendations without thinking how there own situation varies from the cities and larger towns.
"We are generally against the provision shared cycle and pedestrian paths which run alongside roads, as we argue that pedestrians lose pavement space and risk collisions with cyclists, which discourages walking. Council policy is to encourage walking & cycling, and discourage car use, hence we suggest that its motor vehicles which should be losing the road space."
Eminently sensible, but this means the LAs will always take the easiest option and draw a white line on the road.
In some circumstances I can think of when the pedestrian traffic is much less than in London that a multi-user path is quite a feasible proposition to link up the existing paths so that cyclists can make journeys avoiding motor traffic altogether &/or by-passing arterial routes. Such a scenario may be unlikely in London (where every road without a hump is an arterial route).
widths for multi-user paths would have to be greater, of course.
discussion on the Urban Cyclist EForum, it appears that most cyclists have
grave reservations about the Camden initiative. There seems to very few
advantages to cycle lanes and it may be better if the concept is replaced
1 December 2000
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Words of the Week
| krest | n. LME. [OFr. cresset, craisset,
f. craisse var. of graisse oil, GREASE n.: see -ET1.]Hist.
| lns | n. Also (earlier, now only in sense 5) launce. ME. [(O)Fr.
f. L lancea, of alien (prob. Celt.) origin.] 1 a Hist. A spear with a long
wooden shaft and an iron or steel head, held by a charging horseman. ME.
b A similar weapon used for spearing fish, harpooning whales, etc. E18.
2 a A mounted soldier armed with a lance; a lancer. LME. b Hist. A man-at-arms
with his attendant archers, foot-soldiers, etc. E19. c = lance-corporal
below. colloq. L19. 3 A branch of a tree, a shoot. LME-M17. 4 Med.
A lancet. Now rare. L15. 5 More fully sand lance. = sand eel s.v. SAND
n. E17. 6 A small thin case containing a firework. M17. 7 a A thin metal
pipe through which oxygen etc. is passed in order to burn away metal, concrete,
etc., using heat generated by burning the metal to be cut or the pipe itself.
Also thermic lance. E20. b Metall. In full oxygen lance. A metal pipe through
which oxygen may be injected into molten metal or directed on to its surface.
M20. 8 A rigid tube at the end of a hose for pumping or spraying liquid.
| wsel, ws()l, was()l | n. & v. Now arch. or Hist. ME. [ON ves
heill be in good health, corresp. to OE wes hal: see HALE a.] A n. 1 A
salutation used when presenting a cup of wine to a guest, or a toast used
to drink a person's health, a customary pledge in early English times (cf.
drink hail s.v. DRINK v.). ME. 2 The liquor in which healths were
drunk; esp. the spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for
Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve. ME. 3 A custom observed on
Twelfth Night and New Year's Eve of drinking healths from the wassail-bowl.
L16-M17. 4 A drinking-bout; riotous festivity, revelling. E17. 5 The custom
of going from house to house at Christmas time singing carols or songs;
a carol or song sung by wassailers. rare. E17.
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