Advice and a warning for pavement cyclists in Witney

Advice and a warning for pavement cyclists in Witney

Advice and a warning for pavement cyclists in Witney

First published in News

Witney's neighbourhood policing team will host a cycle safety event today at Marriotts Walk from 3pm to 5pm.

Officers will offer free security marking to cyclists to help prevent theft, as well as handing out crime prevention advice.

Team member Pc Matt Gamble said: “While we will be carrying out free bike marking and handing out crime reduction packs, we will also be undertaking zero tolerance in the town when it comes to cycling on pavements.

“We often receive complaints of this nature from visitors to Witney and if we catch any cyclists doing it, we will be issuing £50 on-the-spot fines.”

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3:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

faatmaan says...

could somebody explain to the rest of us why cyclists find it necessary to cycle on pavements in dead quiet housing estates where barely a car appears,
could somebody explain to the rest of us why cyclists find it necessary to cycle on pavements in dead quiet housing estates where barely a car appears, faatmaan
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8:07pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Krustybiker says...

Faatmaan, you're right. But why do cyclists often refuse to use cycle tracks, preferring to delay everyone else, whils putting themselves (and others) in danger.
Faatmaan, you're right. But why do cyclists often refuse to use cycle tracks, preferring to delay everyone else, whils putting themselves (and others) in danger. Krustybiker
  • Score: -5

9:36am Mon 28 Apr 14

grandconjuration says...

I'd like to know why drivers can run over little girls on the pavement, drive off and not be arrested.

http://www.oxfordmai
l.co.uk/news/1117545
1.Teen_s_horror_as_c
hild_is_run_over_by_
car/

As for the 'why do cyclists not use cycle lanes' comment, read...

http://www.motoring.
co.uk/car-news/why-d
on-t-cyclist-use-cyc
le-paths-_62797
I'd like to know why drivers can run over little girls on the pavement, drive off and not be arrested. http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/news/1117545 1.Teen_s_horror_as_c hild_is_run_over_by_ car/ As for the 'why do cyclists not use cycle lanes' comment, read... http://www.motoring. co.uk/car-news/why-d on-t-cyclist-use-cyc le-paths-_62797 grandconjuration
  • Score: 7

10:19am Mon 28 Apr 14

Richard of Wantage says...

faatmaan wrote:
could somebody explain to the rest of us why cyclists find it necessary to cycle on pavements in dead quiet housing estates where barely a car appears,
Because most cycle paths are just painted on signs on a existing pavements and therefore it encourages cyclists to use pavements instead of the road.
Beside busy roads the answer is for segregated cycles lanes from motor traffic and pedestrians.

What ever cyclists do they are in the wrong! If they cycle on the pavements they get criticized by pedestrians that they should be using the road, if they use the road motorists complain they are not using the pavement!
[quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: could somebody explain to the rest of us why cyclists find it necessary to cycle on pavements in dead quiet housing estates where barely a car appears,[/p][/quote]Because most cycle paths are just painted on signs on a existing pavements and therefore it encourages cyclists to use pavements instead of the road. Beside busy roads the answer is for segregated cycles lanes from motor traffic and pedestrians. What ever cyclists do they are in the wrong! If they cycle on the pavements they get criticized by pedestrians that they should be using the road, if they use the road motorists complain they are not using the pavement! Richard of Wantage
  • Score: 7

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