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8:20am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Letters
Sir – Dagmara Platuska wrote on the police ‘persecution’ of cyclists who rode on the pavement past roadworks in Iffley Road (Letters, June 28).
As far as I am aware there is no law prohibiting cyclists from dismounting and pushing their bicycles along the pavement past any section of a road on which they deem it is too dangerous to ride.
Using this method to bypass traffic lights may present moral, but not legal, constraints.
No doubt the police action followed a number of complaints from pedestrians, since in the city generally action against those who cycle on the pavement and in the prohibited areas of Cornmarket and Queen Street is woefully inadequate.
Turning a blind eye to such offences brings the law generally into disrepute.
Frank Bland, Oxford