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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    I long for the time cyclists have to abide by the same guidance. How often do cyclists overtake and indeed undertake at traffic lights when there isn't the space car drivers are supposed to give them.

    It also annoys me a bit on Leith Walk where the car hating council spent 7m making the street pedestrian and cycle friendly with nice wide pavements and wider than normal cycle lanes. Cyclists still use the @#%&- pavements.

    I think I'll start videoing them and putting it on Facebook!

    On the flip side, how often do drivers intentionally block feeder lanes into advanced stop boxes, or stop in the advanced stop box itself? These boxes are there for a reason, but some drivers appear completely oblivious (or they don't care that they are risking cyclist's lives) to the fact that they shouldn't be stopping in them.

    As for the cycle lanes on Leith Walk, are these on the pavement? The reason I ask is there are cycle lanes on the pavement, through Leith Links, which are often blocked by pedestrians. The only way to pass them is to cycle on the section designated for walking.

    I know there's cyclists that are a pain in the hole - but so are some drivers and pedestrians!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Grieves View Post
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    On the flip side, how often do drivers intentionally block feeder lanes into advanced stop boxes, or stop in the advanced stop box itself? These boxes are there for a reason, but some drivers appear completely oblivious (or they don't care that they are risking cyclist's lives) to the fact that they shouldn't be stopping in them.

    As for the cycle lanes on Leith Walk, are these on the pavement? The reason I ask is there are cycle lanes on the pavement, through Leith Links, which are often blocked by pedestrians. The only way to pass them is to cycle on the section designated for walking.

    I know there's cyclists that are a pain in the hole - but so are some drivers and pedestrians!
    I agree with your first point.

    No, the cycle lanes are on the road.

    There's no plausible excuse for cycling on the pavements, not that there is one for any pavement. Leith Walk is now a slow road, 20 mph aside, there are so many zebra crossings and pelican crossings it's hardly feasible to go much faster. Also drivers seem to be avoiding the road, it's really quiet in comparison with not so long ago.
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