Wednesday 16 June 2010

Pavement cycling in Wanstead

RENEWED calls have been made for police to tackle cyclists who ride on the pavement in Wanstead High Street following concerns that signs banning bikes are being ignored.

CRA member Phillip Carnelley said: “We have one elderly gentleman who said he has nearly been knocked down on more than one occasion.”

But it has also been suggested that the problem could be solved by making the highway safer for cyclists in the first place.

Katriye Ibrahim of the Wanstead Society said:
“I cycle on the High Street pavement purely because the cars are parked up on one side and the delivery lorries are parked up on the other side and you don’t feel safe.”