Cycling on Pavements

The rules that stop people cycling on pavements should go.  On some roads the pavement is the safest place to cycle.  For children or people with disabilities the pavement is the safest place to cycle. 

Having seen police enforcing this ridiculous law/rule with youngsters, when the pavement has always been used for cycling and then having to complete paperwork afterwards was idiotic.

A waste of police time and energy and bureaucracy gone totally insane.

(It seems OK for pwered mobility vehicles to go on pavements though – no logic from last government).

Good luck

Why is this idea important?

The rules that stop people cycling on pavements should go.  On some roads the pavement is the safest place to cycle.  For children or people with disabilities the pavement is the safest place to cycle. 

Having seen police enforcing this ridiculous law/rule with youngsters, when the pavement has always been used for cycling and then having to complete paperwork afterwards was idiotic.

A waste of police time and energy and bureaucracy gone totally insane.

(It seems OK for pwered mobility vehicles to go on pavements though – no logic from last government).

Good luck

Legalise Cycling on Pavements

Cycling on pavements should be legalised nationwide. Although cycling on the road should be encouraged, some roads are simply too dangerous. The understanding might be the pedestrian has the right of way over the cyclist (as pedestrians do with motorists). (I recently saw someone cycling along the A3 dual carriageway near Guildford – suicidal!)

As I understand, a pedestrian group that would resist this change is the blind. We need to balance the concerns of both groups. Some footpaths are currently marked as off limits to cyclists. This could be extended as required for the needs of specific groups of pedestrians. The fact is it is usual for a pedestrian to be killed by a cyclist, but it is too common for a cyclist to be killed by a car.

I think that cyclists are already liable if they injure other pavement users by reckless cycling(?)

Why is this idea important?

Cycling on pavements should be legalised nationwide. Although cycling on the road should be encouraged, some roads are simply too dangerous. The understanding might be the pedestrian has the right of way over the cyclist (as pedestrians do with motorists). (I recently saw someone cycling along the A3 dual carriageway near Guildford – suicidal!)

As I understand, a pedestrian group that would resist this change is the blind. We need to balance the concerns of both groups. Some footpaths are currently marked as off limits to cyclists. This could be extended as required for the needs of specific groups of pedestrians. The fact is it is usual for a pedestrian to be killed by a cyclist, but it is too common for a cyclist to be killed by a car.

I think that cyclists are already liable if they injure other pavement users by reckless cycling(?)

Riding bikes on pavements

Remove the law that stops cyclists riding on pavements or amend the law to allow cyclists to use pavements where the pavement exceeds a certain width.  Or at least allow disabled people with conditions like Dyspraxia the rights to ride on pavements (as Australia does).

Why is this idea important?

Remove the law that stops cyclists riding on pavements or amend the law to allow cyclists to use pavements where the pavement exceeds a certain width.  Or at least allow disabled people with conditions like Dyspraxia the rights to ride on pavements (as Australia does).