TERROR OF ANTI-SOCIAL CYCLISTS I had an older couple stop me in the Civic Park,…

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TERROR OF ANTI-SOCIAL CYCLISTS

I had an older couple stop me in the Civic Park, Totton, today expressing real fear about the actions of a minority of cyclists who completely disregard the safety of pedestrians whilst riding around the town on pavements.

If you are elderly, you are very vulnerable, often with brittle bones. It really doesn't take much of a knock from a handlebar, before you can sustain a really serious injury. They told me about a number of occasions when cyclists have approached at speed from behind, not just frightening the life out of them, but risking hitting them as they passed by on the pavement.

Our pavements should be safe places for everybody to use. Older people shouldn't be terrorised by people illegally cycling on pavements around the town centre.

I have have contacted the Community Safety warden and asked him to work with the local police team to have something of a crack down on this unacceptable behaviour.

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