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messageFamily cycling expeditions
Posted by Gingergossip May 17, 05:54PM

So its great to go out cycling, I love it. Not enough to need Lycra fetish wear though. So today I've been dodging family cycling expeditions. All you need is two unable to control ED adults and two small kids to monopolise the entire pavement. My elderly neighbor was panicked into stepping out in the road and having a near miss with a car.

Also this week. I had a dangerous encounter with an infanticide machine AKA a cargo bike, barrelling down the pavement on Underhill road. I suppose it makes a change from daring the bus on Lordship Lane squash your little cargeteers.
This isn't Amsterdam or Copenhagen. This is South London with plenty of crazy drivers who don't give a damn about your green aspirations or 20mph zones!

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by yourmomma May 17, 06:37PM

You forgot to mention road tax and and jumping red lights. 3/10 for your rant.

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by Nigello May 18, 10:22AM

Iíve seen more families on bike trips - which is A Good Thing - and all have been on the road. Selfish, young adults cycling alone are the ones riding on footpaths even in quiet streets. Itís bad form at the best of times and especially now. Pavements are for pedestrians and those in wheelchairs; the welcome pivot towards greener transport for everyone means accommodating the rights of all, including pedestrians/wheelchair users, all of whom are mindful of not getting closer than six feet to others. (I get that very occasionally a cyclist may choose to - not ďhave toĒ - avoid bad traffic by going off road but even then, dismounting is best for all.)

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by malumbu May 18, 01:25PM

Wow, I thought this was a thread on recommendations for family cycle trips. You need to label your threads better "I hate families cycling" and you'd also get others joining in to agree with you. But a tad sad?

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by KidKruger May 18, 01:39PM

agreed Malumbu, let's cut the families some slack. Or talk to THEM when they inconvenience you.

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by fishbiscuits May 19, 09:17AM

The OP is an hysterical overreaction, but nevertheless, I'm not really sure that kids riding on the pavement is a great idea at the moment.

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by binkylilyput May 19, 09:45AM

Hysterical, moany nonsense

You are clearly bored

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by rahrahrah May 20, 09:33AM

Southwark need to accelerate pavement widening, road closures and temporary, segregated bike lanes. It's happened in cities all over the world and although it is finally starting in London, the pace is incredibly slow.

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by seenbeen May 20, 12:44PM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> The OP is an hysterical overreaction, but
> nevertheless, I'm not really sure that kids riding
> on the pavement is a great idea at the moment.

One experience I wouldn't like to happen again is when you get 2 kids on bikes bombing down the pavement and mum and dad on the road- so as you jump into the road you are almost hit by the parents- what to do?

messageRe: Family cycling expeditions
Posted by fishbiscuits May 20, 04:54PM

Yeah of course that's one scenario, SB. But anything that might force someone to move off the pavement and into the road isn't really ideal. Kids don't usually have the awareness to cooperate effectively with pedestrians.

(to state the obvious.. I am not "demonizing" anyone, I like kids. I like cyclists. But just not convinced kids riding bikes on the pavement is compatible with social distancing)


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