Not all pavements have bike paths developed together with them, so cyclists are place in a tricky posture: To cycle on the street or on the pavement?
On the one hand, biking on the highway produces strain for motorists driving on the remaining lane. Must motorists overtake the cyclist, or should really they respectfully nevertheless helplessly crawl powering, disrupting visitors patterns?
On the other hand, cyclists are also one particular of the most susceptible groups on the street. It does not help that some barely know the Highway Code, endangering every person.
Possibly, then, the solution would be to cycle on pavements? Even though this alternative is certainly safer for cyclists, pedestrians are at threat, primarily on narrower pavements.
As an avid runner, I spend a good deal of time on pavements and park connectors. 1 matter I have found is the number of cyclists who do not make their existence recognised. No “excuse me”, no “on your right” and no ringing of a bell.
Usually, I feel the breeze of a bicycle owner zooming past me ahead of I even understood that he was around me.
This is extremely perilous. What if I experienced made a decision to veer correct at that second? What if there had been one thing on the floor and I experienced moved somewhat to my ideal? There would have been an accident.
I feel everybody would reward from revising pavement protection rules.
Absolutely nothing incorrect with an “excuse me” or a bell ring just about every now and then from cyclists. And for walkers, hold to the remaining.
Charmaine Tan Yee Ching