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Cycling On The Pavement
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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.
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 happy days..oh and not forgetting the home made go carts...they went on the pavement as well..
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.