Res­i­dents un­easy with rid­ers on foot­paths

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

SOME Gayn­dah res­i­dents have come out and voiced safety con­cerns around the use of main street foot­paths by skate­board­ers and bi­cy­cle rid­ers.

They fear that it is just a mat­ter of time be­fore some­one could be se­ri­ously hurt.

Denise Lash­ford used to vol­un­teer her time at the Gun­ther Vil­lage Op-Shop on Cap­per St.

“When I was help­ing in the shop many older peo­ple and my­self have nearly been knocked over by bikes and skate­boards that are go­ing very fast,” Mrs Lash­ford said.

“I know there are peo­ple who are vi­sion im­paired and be­cause of how fast the bikes and skate­boards are go­ing it is dan­ger­ous for ev­ery­one.

“If you knock one of them over they will break bones and it won’t be good.”

Mrs Lash­ford said some bike rid­ers are show­ing no re­spect for other road user or pedes­tri­ans.

“They will come roar­ing down the road and straight over the dou­ble lines and bikes are sup­posed to give way to pedes­tri­ans and they don’t do that,” she said.

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