Keep off the pavements

Keep off the pavements

Keep off the pavements

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I ALWAYS thought that cycling on a pavement as an adult was illegal; however in Northwich this seems not to be the case.

The number of adults riding on pavements seems to get more and more each week, it is not only dangerous, it gives a bad impression for youngsters.

Some may argue that it is dangerous to ride on the road; well you are keeping it dangerous!

The more that people cycle on the road, the more motorists will get used to cyclists and begin to behave better.

I often cycle and always use the road and I have to say that although we are long way behind other countries, on the whole, motorists are improving with regard to cyclists.

Walking on a pavement dodging cyclists is just as bad for walkers, especially with those who think they can cycle as fast as they want and hope that pedestrians can see behind them in order to avoid them.

Calvin Yates Rudheath

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9:30pm Thu 10 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

People who cycle on the pavements are just selfish ignorant morons.

The police should do something about this but they can't for logistical reasons. (It's difficult to apprehend miscreants when you are sat in the station house drinking tea,)

There's nothing more disconcerting than to have a brainless oaf whizz past you on a bike just inches from your safety zone.

So come on Mr Plod, wash that mug and get out on the streets and deliver the goods.
People who cycle on the pavements are just selfish ignorant morons. The police should do something about this but they can't for logistical reasons. (It's difficult to apprehend miscreants when you are sat in the station house drinking tea,) There's nothing more disconcerting than to have a brainless oaf whizz past you on a bike just inches from your safety zone. So come on Mr Plod, wash that mug and get out on the streets and deliver the goods. hectorplain
  • Score: 15

9:58pm Thu 10 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

I don't mind cyclists pushing their steeds on the pavement, this is acceptable as long as they watch where they wheeling them.

They have no right to compromise the safety of pedestrians by riding like mindless idiots.

This practice is illegal and it must cease forthwith.
I don't mind cyclists pushing their steeds on the pavement, this is acceptable as long as they watch where they wheeling them. They have no right to compromise the safety of pedestrians by riding like mindless idiots. This practice is illegal and it must cease forthwith. hectorplain
  • Score: 12

10:44am Fri 11 Jul 14

MrT1976 says...

Can you not do just one comment or are you that bored you have to comment multiple times on the same article because no one is joining in.

Talking to yourself
Can you not do just one comment or are you that bored you have to comment multiple times on the same article because no one is joining in. Talking to yourself MrT1976
  • Score: -12

2:36pm Fri 11 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

I agree, cycling through the town centre and on pavements is totally selfish and highly dangerous. It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured as a result of the action of these lazy inconsiderate oafs who put their own self-centred interests before that of the safety of others. The police should do something about it. I suggest that the offenders' cycles are impounded for say six months or so. This would act as a deterrent to other mindless morons, let them walk!
I agree, cycling through the town centre and on pavements is totally selfish and highly dangerous. It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured as a result of the action of these lazy inconsiderate oafs who put their own self-centred interests before that of the safety of others. The police should do something about it. I suggest that the offenders' cycles are impounded for say six months or so. This would act as a deterrent to other mindless morons, let them walk! hectorplain
  • Score: 8

6:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

I see that this thread is getting lots of comments, this demonstrates the strength of feeling against rogue pavement riders.

If you are one (and you know who you are), then stop before there is a very serious accident.
I see that this thread is getting lots of comments, this demonstrates the strength of feeling against rogue pavement riders. If you are one (and you know who you are), then stop before there is a very serious accident. hectorplain
  • Score: 8

9:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

MrT1976 wrote:
Can you not do just one comment or are you that bored you have to comment multiple times on the same article because no one is joining in.

Talking to yourself
I wasn't aware that there was a limit to the number of comments one may add to the discussions in here.

I am aware however of the rules that apply to posting, need I say more?
[quote][p][bold]MrT1976[/bold] wrote: Can you not do just one comment or are you that bored you have to comment multiple times on the same article because no one is joining in. Talking to yourself[/p][/quote]I wasn't aware that there was a limit to the number of comments one may add to the discussions in here. I am aware however of the rules that apply to posting, need I say more? hectorplain
  • Score: 5

4:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

techadmin says...

hectorplain:
I don't think your all there??
hectorplain: I don't think your all there?? techadmin
  • Score: -4

8:11pm Thu 17 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Just a little reminder to certain individuals who are forgetting that they are responsible for their posts.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link. Just a little reminder to certain individuals who are forgetting that they are responsible for their posts. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! hectorplain
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Wed 23 Jul 14

cheshirestershire says...

hectorplain wrote:
I see that this thread is getting lots of comments, this demonstrates the strength of feeling against rogue pavement riders.

If you are one (and you know who you are), then stop before there is a very serious accident.
Yeah. All those comments are coming from you!!!
[quote][p][bold]hectorplain[/bold] wrote: I see that this thread is getting lots of comments, this demonstrates the strength of feeling against rogue pavement riders. If you are one (and you know who you are), then stop before there is a very serious accident.[/p][/quote]Yeah. All those comments are coming from you!!! cheshirestershire
  • Score: 0

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