The most dangerous part of your commute?
Harehills Rd, Leeds, at anytime but particularly when dark. It’s a straight road with rows of terrace houses either side and the holders of the communal driving licence seem to have no idea what GIVE WAY signs/lines are for. Them and the Q7/Cayenne/Range Rover driving drug dealers… 😐Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Passing Stockport Grammar School.
It’s already on a dual lane carriageway (the A6 heading north towards Stockport which is two narrow lanes in each direction at that point) but then factor in that every child clearly needs dropping right at the school door means all the Range Rovers and Audi Q7s are trying to turn in across 2 busy lanes of traffic while the mother tries to look over the steering wheel, shout at little Tarquin and Tabitha in the back and talk on the phone to her hairdresser all at the same time. Carnage.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
Maltravers Road, Sheffield.
it’s a ’20’ – but noone’s told the chavs and drug-dealers who hoon along at 50.
it’s made worse by the lane-seperating islands, and the ‘pillow’ speed bumps, which mean the speeding ‘kwits cut in at the last
minutesplit-second to avoid the islands / get their wheels either side of the bump.
it seems designed to kill cyclists/me.
after that, it’s every bit of road with a left-hand-junction coming up. When i’m in charge ‘left-hookers’ will get shot.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
rat runs are the most dangerous part of my commute.
I’ll see your rat run and raise you a LORRY rat run. Ritchings Park is a run for lorries to a Tarmac site. Not to mention the industrial estate near Iver and Heathrow World Distribution Site (see previous thread).
I tend to add on an extra few miles and go via Heathrow instead. Fewer lorries around Colnbrook. Cars don’t really bother me.Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
I have a pretty good commute in general, worst bit is the mini roundabout that’s almost outside my house. 3 schools nearby, so there’s always a lot of parked cars and also people dashing off to work after dropping the kids off. Visibility approaching the roundabout from the left or right in this picture isn’t great and from the right it’s quite a downhill approach. People always seem to approach with no though to having to stop 🙁
I’m heading down the road in a morning, had a few close shaves with dozy mums and dads. I may have shouted some rude words in front of kids at some point too 😳
Posted 4 years agobreatheeasyMember
Most dangerous part of my commute is the leafy suburb where the posh private school is. Dodging tiny yummy-mummies in mahoosive Range Rovers they can’t see over, and the odd occasional football randomly stopping to let their son out.
Though come fireworks night it all changes for a couple of days to the sink estate I have to skirt past – always wear glasses for that one just in case of the random firework in my direction 😯Posted 4 years agoddmonkeySubscriber
There is a major junction near the train station in Geneva that is a big 5 way crossroads, covered in tram lines that you have to cross at angles while cars motorbikes moped buses and trams cross lanes etc. In the wet and dark its a bit scary as if the lights are green I hit it going downhill at some speed as well….Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
When i was doing my apprenticeship, a cycle up a 1 in 7 hill, lorries used to have to struggle up the hill so i got into the hang of hanging onto the back, one missed his gear and started rolling back onto me, really scary, then there where the security who would lower the barrier as you approached to try and stop you riding into work, once in you had diesel shunters trundling round pulling wagons of steel scrap and very hot ingots, fly shunted wagons, with a man running at the side pinning down brakes, slippy rail lines,and lorry drivers opening cab doors, got knocked off once, by one nearly took my head and shoulders off due to the height of the cab door, and one of my mates got lassoed by a driver, roping and sheeting a load threw the rope over load and caught mates handlebars and he was off.
But somehow i survived 6 years of it.Posted 4 years ago
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