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Suprised this hasnt had a mention.

Is it because its a cyclist?

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#21 Johnoco

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:09 PM

If I am running along the pavement and I knock and old lady over, I am at fault as I am bigger and stronger and should have taken more care. The responsibility does not belong to the frail old lady. Cyclists should take care, so should motorists. At the moment, only mildly devil-may-care people are likely to cycle anywhere.

You're quite correct. But if a particular stretch of pavement was notorious for big blokes jogging on it, the old lady might want to be on the lookout for said joggers. Of course in an ideal world she could walk wherever she wants but it isn't sadly.

#22 Bob8

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:20 PM

You're quite correct. But if a particular stretch of pavement was notorious for big blokes jogging on it, the old lady might want to be on the lookout for said joggers. Of course in an ideal world she could walk wherever she wants but it isn't sadly.

Indeed! 

 

One of the issues in this is that the entire road network is "notorious for big blokes jogging on it" and only crazy old ladies are walking about.  Now, what do we do about this big blokes running about?



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

Most of the big blokes jogging will be quite reasonable though and also keep an eye out for the old ladies. There will always be one or two who don't give a monkeys though and no amount of legislation will change them.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

Most of the big blokes jogging will be quite reasonable though and also keep an eye out for the old ladies. There will always be one or two who don't give a monkeys though and no amount of legislation will change them.

Fair enough, we will just tell frail old ladies to be more careful.  After all, no opint in charging the blokes knocking them over ;)

 

I am being a little factitious.  Most drivers do fine 95% of the time and we get away with it the rest thanks to others paying attention or nothing happening in that time.  However, things are heavily designed for people when driving rather than cycling.






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