Cyclistand Reflective Jacket/Vest

I would like it to be made compulsory for all cyclist to wear a reflective jacket during the hours of darkness,

I believe that this would save lives and prevent many accidents

Failure to comply with the law would incour a fixed penalty fine

 It is a legal requirement in some EU countries to carry refective jackets in your car

Why is this idea important?

I would like it to be made compulsory for all cyclist to wear a reflective jacket during the hours of darkness,

I believe that this would save lives and prevent many accidents

Failure to comply with the law would incour a fixed penalty fine

 It is a legal requirement in some EU countries to carry refective jackets in your car

Cyclists Should Be Licenced and have Insurance

All cyclists should be traceable and have at least third-party insurance – as has always been the case in France.As it stands, cyclists can run you down on the pavement,jump red lights,cycle across pedestrian crossings and scratch the side of your car – and there is nothing that you can do about it.

Why is this idea important?

All cyclists should be traceable and have at least third-party insurance – as has always been the case in France.As it stands, cyclists can run you down on the pavement,jump red lights,cycle across pedestrian crossings and scratch the side of your car – and there is nothing that you can do about it.

Abolish Cycling on the footway (pavement) is an offence under Section 72 ofthe Highways Act 1835 as amended by Section 85 (1) of the Local GovernmentAct 1888

this law dates back to 19th century when it made sense as people walked everywhere and was the only way to go from A to B.

These days pavements are hardly used by people as nowdays everyone drives. In addition, roads are very dangerous for cyclists as drivers dont leave enough space and can easily clip the handles with their side mirrors.

Looking at the Continent, no one seem to have an issue with cycling on the pavement. Duch seem to cope very well with cycling on the pavement so the Germans the French, Italians, Spanish, etc.

So this is an out dated law which doesn not make sense anymore.

Sometimes I can see people being stop for cycling along the pedestrianised high street when there is hardly anyone around. To me this does not make sense.

Same applies when cycling along the promenade. It is ok to cycle on a sunny Sunday with loads of people in May but it is not ok to cycle during the week in a cloudy day in July when there are few people walking on the beach……. 

Why is this idea important?

this law dates back to 19th century when it made sense as people walked everywhere and was the only way to go from A to B.

These days pavements are hardly used by people as nowdays everyone drives. In addition, roads are very dangerous for cyclists as drivers dont leave enough space and can easily clip the handles with their side mirrors.

Looking at the Continent, no one seem to have an issue with cycling on the pavement. Duch seem to cope very well with cycling on the pavement so the Germans the French, Italians, Spanish, etc.

So this is an out dated law which doesn not make sense anymore.

Sometimes I can see people being stop for cycling along the pedestrianised high street when there is hardly anyone around. To me this does not make sense.

Same applies when cycling along the promenade. It is ok to cycle on a sunny Sunday with loads of people in May but it is not ok to cycle during the week in a cloudy day in July when there are few people walking on the beach……. 

Cycling

Allow cycling on pavements unless prohibited. Many pavements (especially on main routes) are not used much by pedestrians BUT the road traffic is dangerous. Currently the law is no riding unless allowed (cycle paths). 

Why is this idea important?

Allow cycling on pavements unless prohibited. Many pavements (especially on main routes) are not used much by pedestrians BUT the road traffic is dangerous. Currently the law is no riding unless allowed (cycle paths). 

BS6102 (Bike Brakes) legal requirement

We should repeal the legal requirement to follow BS6102, a law that mandates that bikes sold in the United Kingdom must have the rear brake on the left hand side and the front brake on the right hand side.

Why is this idea important?

We should repeal the legal requirement to follow BS6102, a law that mandates that bikes sold in the United Kingdom must have the rear brake on the left hand side and the front brake on the right hand side.

make it compulsory for cyclists to be visible to drivers

Cyclists who do not have lights on their bikes at nigth or twilight are so very hard to see by motorists.  Yellow clothing makes a big difference too.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists who do not have lights on their bikes at nigth or twilight are so very hard to see by motorists.  Yellow clothing makes a big difference too.

Make Cyclists Register as Road Users

Cyclists should be required to register and display plates to use the roads. This way when they break the highway code they can be traced either through cctv camera records or witness statements.

The behaviour of cyclists in London is of particular concern having taken my life in my own hands to cross a zebra crossing which pedal cyclists completely ignoring the rules. They have no identifable markings and so are impossible to trace.

I wouldn't apply a charge for registration but I would apply fixed penalty notices to the registered owner for infringements and fine those who are not registered. The DVLA could handle these records and this would also make stolen bikes easier to trace too.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists should be required to register and display plates to use the roads. This way when they break the highway code they can be traced either through cctv camera records or witness statements.

The behaviour of cyclists in London is of particular concern having taken my life in my own hands to cross a zebra crossing which pedal cyclists completely ignoring the rules. They have no identifable markings and so are impossible to trace.

I wouldn't apply a charge for registration but I would apply fixed penalty notices to the registered owner for infringements and fine those who are not registered. The DVLA could handle these records and this would also make stolen bikes easier to trace too.

make it compulsory for cyclists to be visible to drivers

Cyclists who do not have lights on their bikes at nigth or twilight are so very hard to see by motorists.  Yellow clothing makes a big difference too.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists who do not have lights on their bikes at nigth or twilight are so very hard to see by motorists.  Yellow clothing makes a big difference too.

Street Laws No Longer Enforced

Repeal the laws concerning riding bicycles on the pavements and car-parking on the pavements as these laws are now no longer enforced by the police.

Evidence for this can be seen in any town or city in the country – it is now safer for pedestrians to walk in the road.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the laws concerning riding bicycles on the pavements and car-parking on the pavements as these laws are now no longer enforced by the police.

Evidence for this can be seen in any town or city in the country – it is now safer for pedestrians to walk in the road.

STOP CYCLE EVENTS ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS

I THINK THAT CYCLE EVENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN ON PUBLIC ROADS.

IT IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS FOR LARGE AMOUNT OF CYCLISTS TO BE TAKING PART IN SPEED TRIALS ETC WHEN OTHER TRAFFIC IS ON THE ROAD.

CYCLISTS DO NOT PAY ANY FORM OF ROAD TAX SO WHY SHOULD OTHER VEHICLES HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE DISTRACTIONS AND INCONVENIENCE THAT CYCLISTS  CAUSE.

MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE TO PAY TAX – WHY NOT CYCLISTS.

MOTORCYCLISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE EVENTS ON TEH PUBLIC ROAD – WHY CYCLISTS.

Why is this idea important?

I THINK THAT CYCLE EVENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN ON PUBLIC ROADS.

IT IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS FOR LARGE AMOUNT OF CYCLISTS TO BE TAKING PART IN SPEED TRIALS ETC WHEN OTHER TRAFFIC IS ON THE ROAD.

CYCLISTS DO NOT PAY ANY FORM OF ROAD TAX SO WHY SHOULD OTHER VEHICLES HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE DISTRACTIONS AND INCONVENIENCE THAT CYCLISTS  CAUSE.

MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE TO PAY TAX – WHY NOT CYCLISTS.

MOTORCYCLISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE EVENTS ON TEH PUBLIC ROAD – WHY CYCLISTS.

Cyclists permitted to pass red signals at traffic lights when clear to do so

Cyclists should be free to use their judgement and common sense about crossing traffic lights or pedestrian crossings at a red signal. They should be encouraged to slow and check it is clear before crossing and shouldn't face fines for doing this. Only where they are being wreckless and inconsiderate of other road users should they face some form of prosecution.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists should be free to use their judgement and common sense about crossing traffic lights or pedestrian crossings at a red signal. They should be encouraged to slow and check it is clear before crossing and shouldn't face fines for doing this. Only where they are being wreckless and inconsiderate of other road users should they face some form of prosecution.

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).