- 6 updates
Sharon Irvine I have a condition that means I have problems with spatial awareness, balance, co-ordination and judging speed/distances. I find it difficult enough to navigate crossing roads and pavements are my "safe space" where the only thing I have to worry about is being run over by a pram.
Cara Houlihan I think they should scrap the bikes. My kids were screamed at to move out way when playing on path. Ridiculous. Dangerous.
Joanna Jones I rode a bike on the pavement, I am sensible I don't ride too fast, I get off and push the bike if there are too many people on the pavement, I have been nearly run over while riding on the road due to dangerous driving.
Barry Z Yrrab They can get out of the way. Get off the bike and push it. Simple.
Campaign group 'Stop Killing Cyclists' says:
- Cyclists should be fined for riding on the pavement if they are dangerous or in any way disrespectful to those on foot
- Similarly, police should penalise red-light jumpers if they are irresponsible and put other road users at risk
The Minister for Cycling, Robert Goodwill, has reissued the official guidance following the introduction of fixed fines for pavement cycling. It states:
A safety lobby group is urging police officers to use discretion when giving out fines to cyclists who ride on pavements.
The group 'Stop Killing Cyclists' says sometimes it is important for those on bikes to get out of the way of lorries on the roads - and instead cycle on the pavement.