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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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If you read this house of lords debate it gives an idea of how rapidly the british welcomed the victorian invention of the motorcycle:

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/comm ... olumn_1484


For those that don't want to trawl through, the 1903 debate contains a speech by Lord Scott montague:

"The State has therefore rightly considered that a man who travels from London to. York is a person who ought to pay the proportion of the upkeep of the roads, and these grants-in-aid are made on account of the long-distance traveller, and only half the cost is borne by the localities. It has been said several times during the debate that this is a class question. It is not a class question. Do hon. and right hon. Gentlemen realise that there are 20,000 motor cycles in this country? I venture to say that by this time next year there will probably be three times as many motor-cycles as motor-cars."

20,000 motorcycles by 1903.


If you research the hansards further you find that motorcycles had become the iron - horse of the proffessional and tradesman.

They would've been used on ROADS in PDNP just as anywhere else in the country.

Goverment had identified the military potential for motorcycles as early as 1901:

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/comm ... 06_HOC_171

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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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It shows 150 supportrs with 50 needed do they keep changing the goal posts like PDNPA?

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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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PJT wrote:
It shows 150 supportrs with 50 needed do they keep changing the goal posts like PDNPA?

Lol i think its just a marker point as in every 100 who knows :(


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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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Done.

Why is it perceived by some that walkers have a greater right of use of some greenlanes than other user groups? I believe motorcyclists have just as much right to campaign to ban pedestrians from certain greenlanes, yet we do not. We just want to ride on greenlanes in harmony with all other user groups.

At a Forestry Commission forest local to me there is a cross country cycle route which you are not supposed to walk down, for obvious reasons. However I would quite enjoy jogging around this route. Perhaps I should campaign to have bicycles banned from it, for my safety. Although I would expect to get told to stick to the main tracks and footpaths through the wood. Sound familiar?


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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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Done, I'm in and will pass it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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Done.
I'm the 263rd signatory! keep it up!:-D


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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:33 pm 
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,What happens once Mario has sent it out to his 17,000 email addresses?

Them each member on here, if we can get 5 per TRF member. so another 15,000

So 30,000 is not an unrealistic target.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone is our Green lane
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Whats the difference between
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