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Police pull over cyclist for using pavement — but did he do anything wrong?; Cyclists! Mind the pole: More cutting-edge infra; Shouldn’t have gone to Specsavers; Dropper post chat; Golf club lane; Khan urges Londoners to cycle + more on the live blog

Police pull over cyclist for using pavement — but did he do anything wrong?; Cyclists! Mind the pole: More cutting-edge infra; Shouldn't have gone to Specsavers; Dropper post chat; Golf club lane; Khan urges Londoners to cycle + more on the live blog

Have we teleported to summer? Not by the looks of the feels like temperatures next week (sorry to burst the bubble)…anyway, Dan Alexander is here…

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Have we teleported to summer? Not by the looks of the feels like temperatures next week (sorry to burst the bubble)…anyway, Dan Alexander is here for your Wednesday live blog, don’t panic if he goes missing during those toasty midday temperatures….. Pavement cyclist pulled over (screenshot @FrankleyMan) The Highway Code is extremely clear about cycling on the pavement: ‘Rule 64: You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement’. That’s informed by the Highway Act (link is external) : If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers […] every person so offending in any of the cases aforesaid shall for each and every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding over and above the damages occasioned thereby. So, legally at least, the answer to our question ‘did he do anything wrong?’ is clear — by the letter of the law, yes.

But many have expressed sympathy for this rider, saying it was all a bit ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’…

Stay on the road and you’ll have a string of irate drivers crawling behind as you pass through the roadworks. That’s assuming you can even make it to the other end without the light turning green and sending oncoming traffic your way. Use the pavement…well, that didn’t end well here…

These lane closures with temporary lights are far from ideal for those on two wheels, and, from personal […]

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