WHEN exactly is radical action,if there is such a thing, in this 'law abiding' country of ours, going to be taken on this endemic bike riding on pavements and other breaches of the Highway Code?
Like countless others, I encounter this nuisance on a daily basis, and it is surely more than high time that action was taken, since this menace is a danger to all pedestrians.
Coupled with this problem is the endemic bike riding down one-way streets, often by children and youths late at night or in holiday time, which is a danger to road users as well as pedestrians.
Hasn't the time come for legislation to be introduced to combat these menaces, such as compulsory tests for would-be cyclists?
Also perhaps bikes ought to be banned for under-16s?
Cyclists caught using pavements ought to be fined accordingly and/or bikes even confiscated, but are the resources in place?
At the moment an army of enforcers would be required since this problem is so widespread and has persisted for so long that often perpetrators are let off with a totally inadequate reprimand or fine.
This is often no deterrent, since those responsible continue to flagrantly disregard the bye-laws.
I am frequently appalled by those utterly irresponsible cyclists, who show contempt for pedestrians and their safety often by cycling at breakneck speed down dark, tree-lined streets.
To encourage responsible biking should not a licence system be introduced?
This might encourage more responsibility among cyclists and help to weed out those who apparently consider a bike to be a "toy" to annoy others with.
I WALKER Dalgarno Gardens