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What’s the law on cycling on the pavement?

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It 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.

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