Association concerned by cycling on pavements

Belsize Residents Association is also very concerned about cycling on pavements. Our members regularly tell us about experiences that have been both dangerous and frightening. This makes some people nervous about going out and has a significant impact on

Belsize Residents Association is also very concerned about cycling on pavements. Our members regularly tell us about experiences that have been both dangerous and frightening. This makes some people nervous about going out and has a significant impact on the quality of their lives.

We appreciate that it is a very small minority of cyclists who cause these problems, but believe that it is important that action is taken to make it clear that pavement cycling is illegal and unacceptable. We see this as an important part of promoting a culture of mutual respect between motorists, cyclists and pedestrians which is essential for road safety.

We are concerned that the Camden police commander has highlighted the difficulties of enforcing the law, rather than focusing on what can be done. We would like to see safer neighbourhood teams working with communities to identify trouble spots and impose fixed penalty notices.

It should be made clear that cycling on pavements is illegal and threatening to pedestrians as part of a wider awareness campaign to promote mutual respect.


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Averil Nottage

Chairwoman, Belsize Residents Association

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