Bicycle threat


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CYCLISTS riding on the pavements in Portishead could find themselves prosecuted.

Councillor Reyna Knight says she has been contacted by numerous residents, especially senior citizens, who feel at risk, especially in the High Street, because of people cycling on the pavement.

She said: “Is is illegal to ride bicycles on the pavement and I shall be asking the police to take the matter seriously when they see this happening and take the necessary action to put a stop to it.

“If this does not stop, there is going to be a very bad accident.”

Cllr Knight is now distributing booklets on road safety and cycle maps in the town. The maps clearly show traffic-free cycle routes and also pedestrian areas that cyclists can use.

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The map could also put an end to the rows over whether cyclists should be using the path alongside the town’s marina. It clearly indicates this route is a pedestrian area which can also legally be used by cyclists.

The maps and road safety booklets are available from the Folk Hall in High Street and from the youth centre in Harbour Road.

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