As I was seated enjoying my coffee and observing the view from the coffee shop window a couple of days ago, I very visibly noticed directly, a man cycling on the pavement and at the same time his eyes where glued to his mobile phone, to my horror he almost charge into a woman with both her hands filled with shopping bags, she screamed loudly (at this point others stopped and turned too look ) this made him instantly stopped. Well, what happen next was just as bizarre to me,because the cyclist just choose to by pass her without even glancing at her, not even to have the decency to apologise and just continued to cycle his bike with his eyes again glued to his mobile phone. Was he sane or insane?
Do cyclist use the pavements because they are just too lazy to walk or is it deliberately all because they just want to take out their vexation out on innocent pedestrians?
Are pedestrians never to have anywhere where they feel at peace and completely safe from bikes and cars?
Cyclist,of course are also pedestrians as they go about their lives, and I am sure they would not appreciate it if a cyclist came charging towards them whilst they were strolling down the pavement, but of course our society has become cruel and extremely selfish, so such so, that a similar act would only matter if it happen to them.
It seems that far too many people are either lacking in good morals or have such complex personal insecurities that another persons safety has no value whatsoever to them.
Centrally, I am not against bikes, but for good reasons I am against cycling on the pavements, its simply common-sense.
From what I have seen I now believe that all potential cyclists should pass a Health Examination and a Safety Cycling Test before being allowed to cycle on the roads and all bicycles should be Registered, this is far better to be done sooner rather then later.