No excuse for all these bikes on Blackpool's pavements

Have you suffered from cyclists riding on pavements?
Have you suffered from cyclists riding on pavements?
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I write in support of Wendy Dickinson’s letter (‘Isn’t it an offence to ride on pavement?’ - Your Say, August 29).

Whilst I have sympathy for cyclists who feel vulnerable navigating their often precarious way through a congested highway system, there is no justification for our two (and sometimes three) wheeled friends to encroach upon our pavements.

Neither should they be excused for very deliberately hurtling past dismount signs on the promenade with flagrant disregard for the wellbeing of pedestrians.

Errant cyclists, mountainous heaps of dog waste, and crusting pools of vomit borne of over-exuberant revellers, are increasingly rendering the on-foot negotiation of Blackpool and the surrounding area a tad wearisome.

This is in addition to the constant stream of motor vehicles convoying unabashed through the town centre ‘pedestrian’ zones.

Cyclists, dog owners, imbibers... please respect our designated areas and allow us walkers to safely enjoy our strolls in the sunshine (after all, local climes do not afford us all that many opportunities).

A Cross

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