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Cycling on the pavement
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Bangorben


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24-08-2016 10:50 PM

As a daily cyclist it really annoys me when I see other adult cyclists using the pavement (let alone jumping lights!). It's potentially dangerous and a bit unnecessary in my opinion.

On numerous occasions I have witnessed the targeting of cycling commuters cutting corners via pavements and getting £50 fines – fair enough I think, that is the law to be fair.

Frustratingly though, I have also witnessed the absolute acceptance by many community officers and police of other adult cyclists that blatantly and exclusively use the pavements rather than the road. In speaking to these 'law enforcers' I have been told that it's difficult to enforce the payment of fines relating to these cyclists. As a result they "don't target them".

I welcome being put straight on this matter as I may well have glanced over a social norm unbeknownst to me. However it just seems, like much else admittedly, a little bit unfair especially in a time where many of us strive for a healthy dollop of equality.

Bike rant over.

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Cycling on the pavement - Bangorben - 24-08-2016 10:50 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - BT - 25-08-2016, 06:56 AM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - Poppy9560 - 25-08-2016, 09:46 AM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - michael - 25-08-2016, 02:26 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - Poppy9560 - 25-08-2016, 03:06 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - borderpaul - 25-08-2016, 06:42 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - Erekose - 25-08-2016, 08:12 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - michael - 26-08-2016, 10:37 AM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - borderpaul - 26-08-2016, 03:05 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - Erekose - 26-08-2016, 03:49 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - OakR - 26-08-2016, 07:53 PM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - InTheForest - 07-09-2016, 10:12 AM
RE: Cycling on the pavement - Skua - 07-09-2016, 03:41 PM