The Anonymous Widower

What A Stupid Place To Park A Bike!

These days my eyesight, has almost returned to normal after my stroke in 2011 and I rarely bump into things, that I did in the first couple of years after suffering from the stroke.

Today, though I came across this hire bicycle, that some twit had left where a light-controlled crossing meets the pavement.

The idiot deserves at least points on their driving licence or a suspended sentence for their stupid behaviour. Or perhaps, the bike hire company need a hundred pound fine?

It has been stated on The Times, ITV and other web sites, that the next Transport Bill will include a review of cycling law.

That should also include rules about how to park a bicycle.

August 8, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I agree – and it needs to include something about mobility scooters as well. Because there are some seriously dangerous things being done by mobility scooter users. One of the main things I see is people pootling along a main road in a scooter which isn’t supposed to be used on a road. And I have seen adults holding small children and toddlers on their knee, and once in the front basket. There is no proper training for users, although if you sign up with Shopmobility in some areas, they give you “training on safe use”. It only lasts about 10 minutes but it is better than nothing. Sadly, quite to of disabled people who use scooters think they can do as they please. Incidentally I have seen people using self-propelled wheelchairs on the roads – both manual and electric ones. And I live on a main road!!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | August 9, 2022 | Reply

  2. Can one legally move hire cycles which obstruct? Let’s hope that review of cycling law includes enforcing penalties for such as cycling on pavements, cycling through red lights, giving priority to pedestrians on mixed use paths.

    Comment by JohnC | August 9, 2022 | Reply

  3. I was in Helsinki last week and they hundreds, if not thousands of electric scooters that people can hire. Because they are hired using a mobile app, and because their batteries are switched by an army of people going round the city, they don’t have specific docking points or parking places, they’re just left anywhere that the last user ended their journey, or switched to another because the previous one ran out of juice. I was frustrated by them because they were in every shot of a building or a street, and some of the people riding them whizz by without consideration for pedestrians. I guess the Fins are used to them as I didn’t witness any conflicts, although I did see a couple that had been thrown in the harbour, so perhaps not everyone is a fan.

    Comment by Jonathan Stevenson | August 9, 2022 | Reply

  4. Sounds rather a nightmare!

    Comment by AnonW | August 9, 2022 | Reply


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