I AGREE with Mark Gladwin about stopping young people just chatting in the street (Letters, June 7).

A much more important issue involves people young and old riding bicycles on the pavement. They whoosh past and one has only to step aside to be caught by one.

They also play football in the road which is another hazard to people such as me who are unsteady on their feet.

Miss N Pearson,

Burton Stone Lane, York.

Updated: 10:40 Tuesday, June 21, 2005