Pavements should become cycle lanes to help with the climate change agenda.

Do not make it an offence to cycle on pavements but still have some form of rules to assist the few rare incidents where there may be a collision (excluding city centres etc where there are large number of pedestrians, for obvious reasons).  Pavements theses days are not used much by pedestrians and to help with climate change some could double up as cycle lanes – a safe and cheaper alternative to putting in a road cycle lane.

Why is this idea important?

Do not make it an offence to cycle on pavements but still have some form of rules to assist the few rare incidents where there may be a collision (excluding city centres etc where there are large number of pedestrians, for obvious reasons).  Pavements theses days are not used much by pedestrians and to help with climate change some could double up as cycle lanes – a safe and cheaper alternative to putting in a road cycle lane.

Allow all foot paths and pavements to be used by cyclists

Given that many foot paths and pavements are rarely used and even where they are used there is ample capacity for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Many people are put off cycling because of the hazards presented by busy and congested roads.

Doing this would provide safer conditions and may encouarge people onto bikes and out of cars for work and increased activity for leisure.

Our vast and many miles of pavements which are usually kept in pretty good repair are a valuable and under used resource. 

Yes we would need a cultural/attitude change with regard to care and consideration between cyclists and pedestrians and other european countries manage this.

We might even reduce the School Traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons with more parents/guardians having the confidence to allow their children to cycle to and from schools.

Why is this idea important?

Given that many foot paths and pavements are rarely used and even where they are used there is ample capacity for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Many people are put off cycling because of the hazards presented by busy and congested roads.

Doing this would provide safer conditions and may encouarge people onto bikes and out of cars for work and increased activity for leisure.

Our vast and many miles of pavements which are usually kept in pretty good repair are a valuable and under used resource. 

Yes we would need a cultural/attitude change with regard to care and consideration between cyclists and pedestrians and other european countries manage this.

We might even reduce the School Traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons with more parents/guardians having the confidence to allow their children to cycle to and from schools.

Cycling on the footpath

I propose that is should no longer be an offence for the followng people to ride on the footpath

-children under 16 years 

-any adult accompanying that child, not exceeding one adult per child unless in a family group

This would encourage children and families to ride bicycles for short journeys.

If schools were required to provide enclosed and secure cycle lockers for children who used their bicycle for more than 75% of days (dip-sampled and withdrawn if not occupied by a bicycle for the required proportion), there would be a huge increase in children cycling to and from school.

It should also no longer be an offence for

-any person to cycle on the footpath where the vehicle speed limit exceeds 30 mph ie outside built up areas. These roads are too fast for bicycles and motor vehicles to co-exist and are rarely used by pedestrians these days.

The offences of careless and dangerous cycling already exist and should remain.

Why is this idea important?

I propose that is should no longer be an offence for the followng people to ride on the footpath

-children under 16 years 

-any adult accompanying that child, not exceeding one adult per child unless in a family group

This would encourage children and families to ride bicycles for short journeys.

If schools were required to provide enclosed and secure cycle lockers for children who used their bicycle for more than 75% of days (dip-sampled and withdrawn if not occupied by a bicycle for the required proportion), there would be a huge increase in children cycling to and from school.

It should also no longer be an offence for

-any person to cycle on the footpath where the vehicle speed limit exceeds 30 mph ie outside built up areas. These roads are too fast for bicycles and motor vehicles to co-exist and are rarely used by pedestrians these days.

The offences of careless and dangerous cycling already exist and should remain.

Bikes should be registered and cyclists taxed and insured

Cyclists should have to pay road tax and insurance like everyone else.
Give them a number plate, so they can tracked when they cause accidents.
Force them to be insured so they can pay if they cause the injury and death of others through their poor cycling
Catch them on camera and issue fines if they run red lights or cycle on the pavement
Too many times we have elderly people and children injured by cyclists hurtling along pavements

The same should apply to mobility vehicles – they need number plates and should be taxed and insured. My wife was injured in a shop by being run into with one by an elderly person who used it as a battering ram. Who will enforce the law against speeding at over 3mph by mobility vehicles on the pavement if they are not taxed and registered? It is impossible without knowing who the driver is, and their address.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists should have to pay road tax and insurance like everyone else.
Give them a number plate, so they can tracked when they cause accidents.
Force them to be insured so they can pay if they cause the injury and death of others through their poor cycling
Catch them on camera and issue fines if they run red lights or cycle on the pavement
Too many times we have elderly people and children injured by cyclists hurtling along pavements

The same should apply to mobility vehicles – they need number plates and should be taxed and insured. My wife was injured in a shop by being run into with one by an elderly person who used it as a battering ram. Who will enforce the law against speeding at over 3mph by mobility vehicles on the pavement if they are not taxed and registered? It is impossible without knowing who the driver is, and their address.

Cyclists

Repeal whatever daft law permits cycists on the road with having taken no driving test and not having paid for a licence and who do not display a registration number.

 

No-one should be permitted on the road unless they have been properly trained.  This is in the interests of cyclists most of all.

 

Then start to enforce against cyclists and motorcyclists whose dangerous driving is a menace to everyone.  (Not all I hasten to add.  A small minority are capable and safe).

Why is this idea important?

Repeal whatever daft law permits cycists on the road with having taken no driving test and not having paid for a licence and who do not display a registration number.

 

No-one should be permitted on the road unless they have been properly trained.  This is in the interests of cyclists most of all.

 

Then start to enforce against cyclists and motorcyclists whose dangerous driving is a menace to everyone.  (Not all I hasten to add.  A small minority are capable and safe).

Cyclists and Road Traffic Acts

Safety of cyclists

I would welcome the following changes

1) That cyclists be entitled to cross road junctions and pedestrian crossings on green whilst retaining priority for pedestrians

2) That cyclists be permitted to turn left on red lights when no other vehicles approach and it is safe to do so – this is the practise for all vehicles in Canada

Why is this idea important?

Safety of cyclists

I would welcome the following changes

1) That cyclists be entitled to cross road junctions and pedestrian crossings on green whilst retaining priority for pedestrians

2) That cyclists be permitted to turn left on red lights when no other vehicles approach and it is safe to do so – this is the practise for all vehicles in Canada

Registration Plates for Cyclists

Cyclists should be required to display registration plates which will identify them when caught breaking the Highway Code. This will enable the tracking of stolen bicycles too and ensure that incidents of infringement are followed up with fines and penalties. They should also have to pay for insurance against personal injury claims for when they mow peole down on pedestrian crossing in London.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists should be required to display registration plates which will identify them when caught breaking the Highway Code. This will enable the tracking of stolen bicycles too and ensure that incidents of infringement are followed up with fines and penalties. They should also have to pay for insurance against personal injury claims for when they mow peole down on pedestrian crossing in London.

Allow cyclists to travel both ways on one-way streets

This law is primarily for one lane one-way streets in an urban context.

Bicycles should be allowed to travel in both directions on one -way streets that only have one lane.

In the Netherlands this practice is allowed and many more cyclists take to the roads than here.

Cyclists save the government money on every journey that is ridden.

BY:-

A) Not using space on public transport.

B) Degrading the road surface less than other vehicles by many degrees.

C) Taking less space on the road cyclists reduce congestion.

D) Producing minimal carbon emmissions thus keep the cities free of pollution and reduce the UK's carbon emmissions.

E) Being healthier than the average citizen and using NHS less.

The government should encourage cycling and give cyclists as many advantages as possible to shorten their journey length and time.

Why is this idea important?

This law is primarily for one lane one-way streets in an urban context.

Bicycles should be allowed to travel in both directions on one -way streets that only have one lane.

In the Netherlands this practice is allowed and many more cyclists take to the roads than here.

Cyclists save the government money on every journey that is ridden.

BY:-

A) Not using space on public transport.

B) Degrading the road surface less than other vehicles by many degrees.

C) Taking less space on the road cyclists reduce congestion.

D) Producing minimal carbon emmissions thus keep the cities free of pollution and reduce the UK's carbon emmissions.

E) Being healthier than the average citizen and using NHS less.

The government should encourage cycling and give cyclists as many advantages as possible to shorten their journey length and time.

Cycling and Pavements

For safety reasons cycling should generally be permitted on pavements unless designated otherwise  in high density pedestrian areas. It is irrational that invalid carriages/scooters should alone have this dispensation since cyclists are equally vulnerable road users.This would encourage parents to allow their children to cycle more readily and might encourage cycling more generally.

In many out of town centre areas where pavements are often infrequently  used by pedestrians I would suggest that the general rule should be  dual use but that cyclists 'Give way to pedestrians'. 

Why is this idea important?

For safety reasons cycling should generally be permitted on pavements unless designated otherwise  in high density pedestrian areas. It is irrational that invalid carriages/scooters should alone have this dispensation since cyclists are equally vulnerable road users.This would encourage parents to allow their children to cycle more readily and might encourage cycling more generally.

In many out of town centre areas where pavements are often infrequently  used by pedestrians I would suggest that the general rule should be  dual use but that cyclists 'Give way to pedestrians'. 

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(?)

Cycling on Footpaths

Stop allowing cyclists to share the footpath (the clue's in the FOOTPATH) to many cyclists ride fast behind people who don't know they are there and many cyclists now believe they can use any footpath, one woman has already died when she stepped out from a shop door.

Why is this idea important?

Stop allowing cyclists to share the footpath (the clue's in the FOOTPATH) to many cyclists ride fast behind people who don't know they are there and many cyclists now believe they can use any footpath, one woman has already died when she stepped out from a shop door.

Cyclists should be insured and carry a registration plate

These supposed 'green' crusaders are clogging up streets in every city across the UK, causing more problems than they solve by slowing up automotive traffic. They aren't the solution, they are part of the problem.

Why is this idea important?

These supposed 'green' crusaders are clogging up streets in every city across the UK, causing more problems than they solve by slowing up automotive traffic. They aren't the solution, they are part of the problem.

Fine wreckless cyclists who run red lights etc

How many cyclists have you seen run a red light? 80/90 per cent of the ones I have seen do it. If that was a motorist caught by police they would eb in serious trouble.

Cyclist should be fined for this as it is a dangerous practice. It may cut down on accidents and also create some revenue for the government. How about £100 a shot!

Why is this idea important?

How many cyclists have you seen run a red light? 80/90 per cent of the ones I have seen do it. If that was a motorist caught by police they would eb in serious trouble.

Cyclist should be fined for this as it is a dangerous practice. It may cut down on accidents and also create some revenue for the government. How about £100 a shot!

protect cyclists on UK roads

In Holland ;when a car or truck have an accident with a cyclist then it is presumed the motorist is guilty ;ensures more respect for vulnerable carbon reducing cyclists whether commuting,for local leisure  or travelling and touring..

 

Like wise if a cyclist hits a pedestrian then the cyclist is presumed guilty;protects  vulnerable le pedestrians 

 

Ensure by law buses have bike racks for 6 cyclists .

 

All recommnded cycle routes which are recognised should have a white line painted demarking the cycle lane on the road;it works .

 

Why is this idea important?

In Holland ;when a car or truck have an accident with a cyclist then it is presumed the motorist is guilty ;ensures more respect for vulnerable carbon reducing cyclists whether commuting,for local leisure  or travelling and touring..

 

Like wise if a cyclist hits a pedestrian then the cyclist is presumed guilty;protects  vulnerable le pedestrians 

 

Ensure by law buses have bike racks for 6 cyclists .

 

All recommnded cycle routes which are recognised should have a white line painted demarking the cycle lane on the road;it works .

 

Cycling in parks and pavements

Most cyclist like myself are very careful and considerate.  We should be allowed to cycle on the pavements in quiet areas but priority should be given to pedestrians at all times.  In Japan cyclist are allowed on the pavement.  Also all parks should allow cycling.  My husband has to cycle around Hampstead Heath and has been knocked down several times, instead he could cycle through the Park instead.  Other countries manage it why not the UK.

Why is this idea important?

Most cyclist like myself are very careful and considerate.  We should be allowed to cycle on the pavements in quiet areas but priority should be given to pedestrians at all times.  In Japan cyclist are allowed on the pavement.  Also all parks should allow cycling.  My husband has to cycle around Hampstead Heath and has been knocked down several times, instead he could cycle through the Park instead.  Other countries manage it why not the UK.

Empower cyclists to risk assess and use pavements

Relax laws on cyclists and pavements. Its just stupid. Where I live there are narrow roads, busy traffic, lorries etc but wide (really wide) pavements. And those pavements are usually quite empty. 

I often use my common sense. (Yes… Common sense!) and leave the road, get on the pavement and make life a whole lot easier and safer for everyone.

Get rid of the cycles and pavements law and let people use common sense!!

Why is this idea important?

Relax laws on cyclists and pavements. Its just stupid. Where I live there are narrow roads, busy traffic, lorries etc but wide (really wide) pavements. And those pavements are usually quite empty. 

I often use my common sense. (Yes… Common sense!) and leave the road, get on the pavement and make life a whole lot easier and safer for everyone.

Get rid of the cycles and pavements law and let people use common sense!!

Repeal the Ban on Side-walk Cycling

As it is now it is against the law to cycle on the side-walk, even for children, punishable with up to several thousands of pounds.

The police do not enforce this law – it is pointless.

Replace it with a sensible law against riding dangerously, so that if cyclists speed on populated side-walks or pedestrian areas, the police can target those who drive dangerously and fine them.

Why is this idea important?

As it is now it is against the law to cycle on the side-walk, even for children, punishable with up to several thousands of pounds.

The police do not enforce this law – it is pointless.

Replace it with a sensible law against riding dangerously, so that if cyclists speed on populated side-walks or pedestrian areas, the police can target those who drive dangerously and fine them.

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 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.

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.