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Cycling On The Pavement

#1 by Voltman , Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:59 pm

I always thought that youngsters with small wheels could legally cycle on the pavement.
It seems not ...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31805312

It's a pity the police around here know nothing of the law, if they did they would have a field day arresting the dozens of adults on racing bikes that constantly tour the pavements of Yardley.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#2 by Slow Jo , Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:54 pm

Kids on mountain bikes do it round here ,they expect you to move for them ,I dont but get a mouthfull of foul language of them ,wo'nt tell you what I say back.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#3 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:58 pm

Never mind kids on bikes old aged perishers on scooters are bad enough.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#4 by Slow Jo , Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:04 pm

A few months back one scooter ran into me while waiting to get served at a market stall ,he said sorry only just had it yesterday , not sure of the controls ,I got some funny looks when I said, you should keep it in a quiet area till you learn how to control it.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#5 by astoness , Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:03 pm

had to laff a little at the above comments...maybe short memories ...reason i say this is how many of us rode on pavements with our bikes as kids and how many of us may in the future have to have mobility scooters...food for thought me thinks..having said that adults on racing bikes would be a tad annoying i must be lucky cant say i see that many round here.....oh and i dare say i was a pain as kid rollar skating on the pavements [Little LOL] happy days..oh and not forgetting the home made go carts...they went on the pavement as well..


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#6 by astwood , Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:58 pm

I would rather have my grandchildren cycling on the pavements
the roads these days are not a safe place for them


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#7 by astoness , Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:13 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #6
I would rather have my grandchildren cycling on the pavements
the roads these days are not a safe place for them



i agree astwood


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#8 by astwood , Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:14 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #7
Quote: astwood wrote in post #6
I would rather have my grandchildren cycling on the pavements
the roads these days are not a safe place for them



i agree astwood

They need more cycling lanes


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#9 by Voltman , Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:38 am

The modern cycling lane is no more than a green line a short distance from the gutter, leaving even less room for motor traffic and putting bikes were they would be anyway.
I remember proper cycle lanes such as those on Chester Road at Pipe Hayes and on Lode Lane, where they were small roads on the pavement side of the gutter.
Some countries paint lanes onto the pavements, as if that makes it right to have bikes zooming past pedestrians. That's almost acceptable until a toddler wanders in front of a bike.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#10 by Slow Jo , Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:31 pm

Seperate cycling lanes are the answer but it's to expensive ,and we havent got room on our roads.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#11 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:55 pm

The answer to road safety is to ban all sober drivers.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#12 by Slow Jo , Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:58 pm

That would'nt make a lot of difference.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#13 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:00 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #12
That would'nt make a lot of difference.


Well they reckon about 20% of road deaths are caused by drunk drivers, so that must mean 80% are caused by the sober ones [Little LOL]


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#14 by Slow Jo , Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:03 pm

Never thought of it like that.


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RE: Cycling On The Pavement

#15 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:04 pm

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Never thought of it like that.

Just my childish logic


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