Tuesday 19 December 2006 7.38pm
I walk the South Bank most days. The vast majority of cyclists ride perfectly well and understand the route is not a cycle route per se and are prepared to slow down where there is congestion, particularly the narrow bit close to Blackfriars Bridge
. There are a very few maniacs, and I do object to having bells pinged at me when it isn't a designated cycle route.
Almost worse are the runners who seem to expect you to vaporise if they could be held up for a fraction of a second. One or two have discovered that I may have my freedom pass but I did play rugby and running into me may have surprising consequences.
All in all very little problem and I hope some officious idiot is not going to stop people's pleasure at using a great walk.
On the other hand said officials would probably like to solve the problem by banning cyclists and pedestrians. There would be no problems then.