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Comment Re:Dubious assumptions are dubious (Score 1) 285 285

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect cyclists to have adequate lighting on their bikes at night. It's very rare that an entire journey would have street lighting at any time of night.

Then again, I live in a village with green fields on all sides. It gets lovely and mostly dark around here.

Comment Re:Crooks are afraid of the dark, too (Score 1) 285 285

your neighbour has reasonable grounds for installing suitable lighting of their own for security, safety and access purpose

None of which justifies their light illuminating your property, and particularly your windows.

It's not a major issue for me and I already have nice thick lined curtains, but the council are obliged to act on your behalf if light pollution is causing you an issue.

You can also choose not to ask them.

Comment Re:Dubious assumptions are dubious (Score 3, Informative) 285 285

bike lights are basically worthless for seeing the road ahead and only useful for other people to see the cyclist

Only if you go with the trendy flashing LED "look, I'm here and I'm trendy and important" bullshit lights favoured these days.

I was cycling down dark country roads with more than adequate visibility using proper bike lights over 20 years ago, don't pretend you can't get a decent light these days.

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