- Pedestrians with children blocking cycle lanes, best course of action?
As I understand the Highway code pedestrians have “the right of way” including on the road. Though of course no one driving a road vehicle gives a crap these days. I suspect that cycle lanes aren’t the sole preserve of cyclists to own. EG you will just have to put up with pedestrians blocking cycle lanes. It’s no different to the fact that “car” drivers rarely give a stuff about parking on cycle lanes, stopping at lights in the “bike box” etc. You see the thing is at the end of the day pedestrians/cyclists/motorcyclists/car/lorry drivers etc are all human beings and these days no one gives a stuff about anyone but themselves anymore.Posted 6 years agoalpinMember
i saw a good crash in munich on friday. the bike paths here in town are a split pavement affair. some woman walks out of a shop looking at her phone, handbag on shoulder, four or five bags in the other hand and not looking where she is going. she walks onto the bike path. some bloke rings his bell like crazy and then BAM! he goes straight into her. she hits the (wet) deck. her bags go flying. her phone shoots out of her hand and into the road. the guy managed to stay on his bike and just stood there. didn’t offer to help her up, but instead berated her for her action and then casually rode off. she got up and the whole right-hand of her was covered in dirt/wet.
i think the guy done it on purpose. he could have avoided her, or maybe his brakes weren’t working…..Posted 6 years agoprojectMember
Just respect their right, to have not many freinds, to be lonely,and to randomly chat to others with children,to gain tips and advice, as they have absolutely no idea of parenting and the risks road users have to the life of their child benefits,they cant even ride bikes, but will probably have some mutt running round crapping on the path as well.
Perhaps just shout loudly elite rider coming past.
LOL.Posted 6 years ago
Having had another argument with a group of pedestrians and thier children who were standing having a chat on a cycle lane.
I can’t help but wonder what it would take for the people in the UK to give a shit? even if we did manage to get a decent cycle network, what would be the point if everyone then simply walks along it or stands there blocking it.
When you come across a group off people with kids standing blocking a cycle lane should you simply let them have it and go around, or should you ask them to move, in the hope that in the future they will avoid blocking cycle lanes for no good reason?Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
As I said they weren’t walking along the path, just standing on top of and around it, having a chat!
In that case, stop and join in the chat. When they complain point out that they think it’s entirely acceptable to infringe on your space (the cycle path), so why can;t you infringe on theirs?
See? It’s clever, witty and makes them think about what they’ve done.
Also, wave a machete around.Posted 6 years agoDT78Member
Well if you think that’s bad, today, on the QECP designated mountainbiking trail I came round a corner, at speed, to a scattering group of toddlers, screaming women and astoundingly a bloke holding his 2 year old, with it’s pants round it’s ankles, having a pee…. in the middle, yes middle, of the track between a couple of large tabletops.
They have the entire rest of the country park, and decide to have a pee in the middle of the very obvious jumps on a marked bike track?
Didn’t say anything was too stunned by the stupidityPosted 6 years ago
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