I've just almost had an eye taken out by an old lady cycling on the busy pavement at Crouch End Broadway with an umbrella up - there are so may cyclists dangerously weaving in and out of startled pedestrians everywhere totally unchecked that it's become ridiculous, but what to do about it?
I'm not seeing the passive side to that label right now ;)
I started the discussion and I don't think I'll ever bother posting here again - so many abrasive people just spoiling for an online row.
I thought this discussion went off on some tangents at times but there are fair points to debate. I don't necessarily see that disagreeing with someone is tantamount to hatred--some may not completely effectively make their points.
That was very interesting about the culture in Japan in this regard. It almost makes a greater point that there is no single culture here as people come from all over. I personally am loathe to go on the pavement even when it's the only option (e.g., blocked road). But there are others who seem to have no problem doing it for miles on end. I am a foreigner but my perception is that cycling should never be done on the pavement and so I don't.
If so, then such law is not being enforced it would seem.
I'm sure the police prefer to attend to more exciting crimes. Perhaps if they were allowed to keep the £50 fine ?
Ive seen the spot fine only ever in the City on Bishopsgate.