is illegal to cycle on the pavement, unless there is a shared pedestrian/cycle
path. Where there is a shared path, cyclists and pedestrians can share it
without too many problems, especially if they stick to their side of the path. However, where there is not a
cyclist/pedestrian path, pavement cycling causes anxiety and risk to many
pedestrians, particularly for elderly and disabled people who are unable to
dodge a cyclist. Where pavements are unsuitable for shared use, measures to
enable cyclists to use the road safely are needed, so that they are not tempted
to ride on the pavement instead.