go

Should cyclists be allowed to ride on the pavement?

Do you think people should be allowed to ride bicycles on the footpath?

Andy Murrill

Reporter:

Andy Murrill

Contact:

Mobile

Should cyclists be allowed to ride on the pavement?

Yes, it's too dangerous for them to be on the roads

No, they are too dangerous for pedestrians

I don't know

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

Article comments

  • TonyForward

    21/09/2017 - 15:03

    If there is a cycle way then they should not ride on the path. The local authority should consider which paths are suitable subject to a rule where pedestrians have the right of way but should not obstruct a cyclist unreasonably.lf there I room to pass. This way busy roads which have few pedestrians such as the A4 and A339 could allow cyclists on the path subject to the rule about pedestrians having first call when limited space demands they have priority. Conversely minor roads especially in areas where pedestrians numbers are high then cyclists should be prohibited from using the paths. To make this work paths should be clearly marked if they are subject pedestrian priority. The police should have power to consider if a cyclists is being reckless and endangering pedestrians and prosecute accordingly. I believe that vote will against the use of paths simply because a few are so selfish they cannot be trusted to share the path saftley. .

    Reply

  • Topdog

    15/09/2017 - 15:03

    Should walkers be allowed to walk on cycle paths? Should drivers be allowed to park on cycle paths?

    Reply

  • Cyclist

    14/09/2017 - 14:02

    Children should be allowed but not adults. Helmets should also be made compulsory.

    Reply

  • boris

    11/09/2017 - 21:09

    Anybody who cycles on the road deserves a medal my personal opinion is that you are completely mad ,I will only ride on cycleways that are part of the pavement as I value my life too much Motorists do not care about cyclists enough,but we have cyclists who say we have the right to be on the road same as horse riders well you have the right to stick your hand over a gas cooker when lit but it burns and hurts ,same as being knocked over by a car ,your choice life or injury and possible death,use a bus and get fit in a gym its far more healthier

    Reply

Show more comments

Poll

Should cyclists be allowed to ride on the pavement?
Poll

Should cyclists be allowed to ride on the pavement?

Do you think people should be allowed to ride bicycles on the footpath?

13comments

 
Which is your favourite 2017 Reading Festival headline act?
Poll

Which is your favourite 2017 Reading Festival headline act?

Which headliner at this year's festival do you most like?

 
Poll

Did you enjoy taking exams at school?

 
Poll

Do you want a statue of Jack of Newbury in the town centre?

1comment

 
Poll

Do you agree with offices being converted to housing?

4comments