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MAY I respectfully ask cyclists in York to demonstrate an awareness of pedestrians and traffic lights when they’re about town? At about five past six the other evening, I used the St Leonard’s Place pedestrian crossing.
When the green man lit up and the pips went I assumed, reasonably enough, that it was safe to cross and the female cyclist who shot into view would stop. Wrong! Head down, clearly not looking where she was going, the young woman didn’t see me until it was almost too late – or the lights for which she was supposed to stop.
As luck would have it, she missed me by a couple of inches and my understandable exclamations were met with nothing worse than a black look. For the record, I have nothing against cyclists. Cycling is green and healthy. However, please be aware that you have to share public space with other road users, including pedestrians, and try to show a little consideration, as I’m sure the majority of cyclists do.
Adrian F Sunman, Lunn Lane, South Collingham, Newark, Notts.
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