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I can already predict the comments on the news item in the local press, which will be of the; cyclists don't pay road tax, or lycra louts variety. Sounds like this woman may have anger management issues:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10440606/Cambridge-...

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Matt eaton [742 posts] 2 years ago
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More evidence, as if we needed it, that mixed use paths don't work.

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tommygarland [15 posts] 2 years ago
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The best bit is "lots of young men with powerful bikes"

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guyonabike [11 posts] 2 years ago
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Matt eaton wrote:

More evidence, as if we needed it, that mixed use paths don't work.

I'd say they do work, provided they've been properly designed, and on the assumption of common sense and courtesy from all parties... riding at sensible speed, walking and riding on one side of the path, and being/making others aware of the situation.

Unfortunately there are people lacking in these abilities, and there are others who will make sensational generalisations when something goes wrong, leading to segregation and similar idiot-proofing being the only viable option(s).

"You can idiot-proof all you like, but the world will always provide a better idiot"

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arfa [738 posts] 2 years ago
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Sadly there are plenty around like Ms Curall who are wholly unwilling to grasp the concept of "shared" use, to whom your presence on a bike is a red rag to a bull no matter how carefully you ride. Tooting & Wandsworth recently had to fight off an attempt to get rid of cycle lanes after a well organised campaign by Curall types.
Anyway, time to sigh and move on