Letter: Pavement cyclists

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The Independent Online
Sir: As cycling commuters and car-owners we welcome reports that the Government is considering fines for cyclists who ride on the pavement. We would also welcome fines for cyclists who ride at night without lights. Cyclists should be responsible road-users and we are increasingly angry with that small groups of riders whose antics give the vast majority a bad name.

However, we would welcome news of fines for others too: motorists who park in cycle lanes; drivers who turn left without indicating, running the risk of knocking riders off their bikes; pedestrians with a death wish who walk out in front of cyclists without looking.

We all have to co-exist on the roads, and more people will be encouraged on to their bikes if they can be confident that motorists and pedestrians are more bicycle-aware.



London N1