17 January 2014

On yer bike!

Some of us pedestrians would argue that far too many cyclists are already using the pavement.  Not all of us are as mobile as we used to be.  But this transport minister has no obvious qualms about putting us in danger:

Cyclists should be free to go on to a pavement to avoid hazardous stretches of road, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has told police.
Mr Goodwill said that the police should use their discretion “where a cyclist is using the pavement alongside a dangerous section of road out of fear of the traffic”, The Daily Telegraph reported.
However he also said cyclists must “be mindful to not put pedestrians at risk”.
If cyclists want to use the pavement, let them get off their bikes and wheel them along.

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