Pedestrians

Police fail to fine a single illegal cyclist in Grimsby town centre pedestrian zone in a year

Police in Grimsby have failed to fine a single cyclist for illegally riding in the town centre despite concerns from pedestrians that it is still widespread.

Cycling in the pedestrianised shopping centre was banned in 2008, and in the first 12 months of enforcement 30 fines were handed out to cyclists.

113 were issued in the following year but enforecement has dropped, with just seven in 2010/11, four in 2011/12, two in 2012/13 and zero in 2013/14.

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea slammed for blocking Cycle Superhighways through borough

Cyclists in Kensington and Chelsea have blamed a lack of cycle superhighways on the Borough Council.

Cyclist dies in St Andrews following collision with pedestrian

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a female cyclist died following a collision yesterday with a male pedestrian in St Andrews.

The 63-year-old woman riding the bike was taken to Ninewells Hospital following the collision on Bridge Street close to the junction with Kinnessburn Road, reports The Courier.

Make pedestrians wear reflective clothing, says 'Mr Loophole' lawyer who defended killer driver

A lawyer nicknamed ‘Mr Loophole’ who has helped a string of celebrity clients avoid being convicted of motoring offences says that pedestrians should have to wear high-visibility clothing at night.

He made his comments after a man he represented was sentenced for causing the death through careless driving of a rabbi in Manchester, reports the Daily Express.

TfL to trial optical & radar detection technology on buses to alert drivers to cyclists and pedestrians

Transport for London (TfL) says that it is to trial optical and radar-based detection software on the capitall's 8,700 buses in a bid to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.

The trial forms part of its draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which is the subject of a consultation launched today as part of TfL’s target of reducing serious casualties on the city’s roads by 40 per cent by 2020.

12 months in jail for red light jumping cyclist who left 9-year-old girl with fractured skull

A Bournemouth cyclist has been jailed for 12 months following an incident in which he rode through a red traffic light and collided with a nine-year-old girl, leaving her with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. Philip Benwell, aged 38, had pleaded guilty last month to the charge of causing grievous bodily harm.

Suspended sentence for cyclist who seriously injured pedestrian

A cyclist who collided with a pedestrian on Southend seafront, leaving her with life-threatening head injuries, has been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months, and has also been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.

Jason Hurrell, who had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of wanton and furious driving was travelling at “significant speed” when he rode into Olivia George, then aged 16, on Marine Parade at around 9.45pm on the evening of Friday 1 February this year, Basildon Crown Court heard.

Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths

British Cycling and CTC have joined Sustrans in calling on cyclists not to use apps such as Strava that allow them to log personal best times or virtually compete against other riders on traffic free routes that are also used by walkers. Saying that such routes “should be safe and accessible for the entire community,” Sustrans has reissued its code of conduct for the National Cycle Network (NCN), which it develops and maintains, emphasising that cyclists should give priority to those on foot.

Court told that red light jumping cyclist left pedestrian with fractured skull

A court in London has been told that a cyclist riding through a red light was to blame for a partner at a law firm suffering injuries including a brain haemorrhage and fractured skull.

Leicester City Council rejects calls to let cyclists use 18th Century pedestrian route into city centre

Leicester City Council has rejected calls from cyclists to allow them to use an 18th Century pedestrian-only street in the centre of the East Midlands city. Bicycles are banned from New Walk, as all traffic has been since it was laid out more than 200 years ago, but local cycle campaigners insist that it would provide a safer alternative to using major roads to access the city centre for those on two wheels.

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