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Jerra

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  1. That is the crux of the matter. You take your boat in slowly, the write up in the original post makes it clear that wasn't the case in this event.
  2. It would appear it is more by good luck than good management. I too have shared locks with waterfowl but I take care and don't just charge in willy nilly. The "fuss" IMO is about the attitude of "to hell with other living things, I will do as I want".
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  5. Very probably all correct however that is no reason for potentially crushing an adult or mincing a gosling or two.
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  9. Nobody mentioned arguing over anything, well apart from you< I merely supplied some facts to help the discussion along. However I suspect that there are ways of using electric propulsion which aren't as dangerous as escooters. For example I would like to see the comparison in environmental damage between say escooters and electric public transport (which is basically what trams were when I was a kid). Two thoughts. One the reintroduction of "conductors" and full use of various technologies could make late night public transport safe. Two there is a difference between feeling safer and being safer, do you have any figures to show public transport is more dangerous than the use of an escooter, sometimes in the dark, on a road (which I understand is the only way they can/will be legal to use. No they weren't they were given the penalty points for breaking the law. To say it was for trying to get home safely implies she was penalised for something which isn't against the law, which is completely untrue. True the rider probably would, however over 1 in 3 of the serious injuries wasn't the rider but an innocent person. Is it right to subject members of the public to one third of the serious injuries caused by e-scooter drivers? It is swings and round abouts. First question can you give me a link for this please. Second point "estimated" not a good basis for basing things on IMO. By the way I hope you aren't linking my figures to the estimated trips as no mention is made in my reference of number of trips. How do the injuries/fatalities compare to the many millions of trips made by other forms of transport including e-bikes? See above. Also you can't include illegal journey as it has been already pointed out many/most accidents when used illegally will not be recorded because they are being used illegally. My be not but to me your figures etc are spun to ensure it seems less serious than it may be. You are being overly emotional about e-scooters, nobody, other than you, has suggested there shouldn't be environmentally sound methods of getting around. The discussion is about whether e-scooters are the way forward or some other environmentally sound method.
  10. According to "move electric" there have been 882 accidents involving escooters in a year. 3 were fatalities (all scooter users), 20% were "single vehicle" accidents, 931 people were injured 732 of those were scooter users, 253 of the injuries were serious 37 of which were pedestrians. Considering the number of escooters compared to cars these seem high to me.
  11. When we changed to odorlos despite several rinsings it took a while before the smell disappeared. I assume because of a) linger effects from the formaldehyde and b) time for the bacteria etc to develop a suitable habitat.
  12. My wife described a narrowboat to a paddleboarder as "having the braking ability of a marble on lino with a mincing machine at the back".
  13. The worst culprit IMO is the trip boat, they make no attempt to check if anybody is coming.
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  15. Jerra

    FLYTIPPING

    During Covid we had to queue (up to 2 hours) and only 3 vehicles on the premises at a time. Hardly. I have taken beds and there has been no problem. In this area fly tipping seems to be largish loads of mixed stuff not just single items. However I suppose it is possible.
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    FLYTIPPING

    Or just plain idleness. I passed a fly-tipped double bed today (which would have been readily accepted at the local recycling centre) it was in a lay-by 1 mile out of town and one mile from the "tip".
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    FLYTIPPING

    The recycling centre my daughter uses in Edinburgh has started to accept cycles. Here in Cumbria we have no booking and no need to prove where you are from. No help on the cut I know but hopefully the trend will spread.
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