Speeding bikes are dangerous
IT'S about time the pedestrians were listened to about cyclists on pavements.
If cyclists can not cope with cycling on the roads with the other traffic, why not sell the bike and walk.
I, as a pedestrian, have put up with many of these cyclists riding at speed, even knocking into me in the Fishponds and Kingswood areas.
If it's not the cyclists thinking that they own all pavements it's the damn drivers using side roads like rat runs and cars parked on the pavements.
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It means pedestrians can not use the pavement sin a safe way.
They have to deal with blind areas as they try to cross roads because cars are parked on both sides.
Worst of all are cars parked in bus stops.
Lodge Causeway is the worst area for badly parked cars. Most of the time to be able to board a bus the bus driver has to stop in the middle of the road because of selfish lazy drivers.
Cyclists should pay for insurance, motorists have to. After all cyclists are as dangerous as cars driven at speed.
Bring back traffic wardens, as nothing seems to be done about these people.
I AM a night shift worker and am driving into work every evening around 9.30pm I am appalled at the number of cyclists, who as you pointed out, ride on the pavements thereby endangering the safety of pedestrians, many of whom may be elderly, very few are wearing safety helmets. But most important of all hardly any display lights either front or rear and have a blatant disregard for red traffic lights. Only the other day I witnessed a boy of about 15 just waltzing across the road totally ignorant of any oncoming traffic.
I suppose there are some responsible cyclists out there but they must be very few and far between as I haven't seen many. This subject has aired some time ago with both cyclists and motorists arguing their side. I like to think that I am a caring motorist who when encountering a cyclist on the road gives them plenty of room but many cyclists I have seen are a danger to themselves and other road users and need to swot up on their highway code.
Mr M A Long
I JOIN with other readers in roundly condemning the yobbo cyclists who speed on our pavements and imperil ordinary law-abiding citizens. I was almost knocked by one myself the other day. But surely if we act tough on such yobbos, we should also show respect for the overwhelming majority – 99 per cent plus – of cyclists who cycle properly and safely, and with respect for others? We all need to show each other some basic respect.
Otherwise, the aggressive critics are no better than the yobbos they condemn.
In fact, from the foaming at the mouth sound of some critics, you'd think they shared the same intolerance and lack of thought for others.
Building more cycle lanes (and enforcing no parking on them) should also go some way to improving things.
Let's deal with this problem but also let's keep our perspective and retain our basic decency and mindfulness to others. Mindfulness, that's what we need.