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Old July 21st 13, 02:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

Guess what? She cleared off quick. On a pavement despite an adjacent cycle
path.

Oscar Sowden was walking home from Caversham Festival last Sunday with his
family when the cyclist ploughed into him at speed on the footpath running
beneath Reading Bridge.

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/ne...eding-cyclist/


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Old July 21st 13, 02:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Alexis
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

Mrcheerful wrote:

Guess what? She cleared off quick...


Shameful, the least she could have done was to kiss the child's
bruised right ear better before she left.

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Old July 21st 13, 02:57 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:48:52 +0100, Alexis
wrote:

Mrcheerful wrote:

Guess what? She cleared off quick...


Shameful, the least she could have done was to kiss the child's
bruised right ear better before she left.


=====Quote=====
This week borough transport leader Cllr Tony Page backed the Sowdens
and said the law is clear that it is an offence for anyone over 16 to
cycle on pavements.
=====/Quote=====

Is it legal for anyone under 16 to cycle on Reading pavements?
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Old July 21st 13, 03:30 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:48:52 +0100, Alexis
wrote:

Mrcheerful wrote:

Guess what? She cleared off quick...


Shameful, the least she could have done was to kiss the child's
bruised right ear better before she left.


=====Quote=====
This week borough transport leader Cllr Tony Page backed the Sowdens
and said the law is clear that it is an offence for anyone over 16 to
cycle on pavements.
=====/Quote=====

Is it legal for anyone under 16 to cycle on Reading pavements?


Cllr Page is probably mixing up what he considers reasonable and what
the law is actually clear on.

On a related issue, though, I found this article published last year
interesting:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...vement-offence

The article is headed "Cycling on the pavement is not always an
offence" and includes this bit:

"Reported injuries from collisions between pedestrians and cyclists
are low. A study for the DfT in 1993 found that there were "no real
factors to justify excluding cyclists from pedestrianised areas", and
there must at least be some parallels with shared use paths."

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Old July 21st 13, 03:33 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

On 21/07/2013 15:30, Alexis wrote:
Bertie Wooster wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:48:52 +0100, Alexis
wrote:

Mrcheerful wrote:

Guess what? She cleared off quick...

Shameful, the least she could have done was to kiss the child's
bruised right ear better before she left.


=====Quote=====
This week borough transport leader Cllr Tony Page backed the Sowdens
and said the law is clear that it is an offence for anyone over 16 to
cycle on pavements.
=====/Quote=====

Is it legal for anyone under 16 to cycle on Reading pavements?


Cllr Page is probably mixing up what he considers reasonable and what
the law is actually clear on.

On a related issue, though, I found this article published last year
interesting:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...vement-offence

The article is headed "Cycling on the pavement is not always an
offence" and includes this bit:

"Reported injuries from collisions between pedestrians and cyclists
are low. A study for the DfT in 1993 found that there were "no real
factors to justify excluding cyclists from pedestrianised areas", and
there must at least be some parallels with shared use paths."


....in the opinion of a Guardian journo.

We all know how valuable that is.
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Old July 21st 13, 04:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:28:01 +0100, "Mrcheerful"
wrote:

Guess what? She cleared off quick. On a pavement despite an adjacent cycle
path.

Oscar Sowden was walking home from Caversham Festival last Sunday with his
family when the cyclist ploughed into him at speed on the footpath running
beneath Reading Bridge.

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/ne...eding-cyclist/



It could have been Porky Chapman wearing a wig???

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Old July 21st 13, 04:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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Default Child mown down by hi-speed pavement cyclist

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:33:27 +0100, JNugent wrote:

snip


...in the opinion of a Guardian journo.

We all know how valuable that is.



Indeed - there is at least on Guardian journalist who is a raving psycholist.

I would take anything he writes with a pinch of salt.

 




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