Motorists and cyclists need to work together
Whilst I appreciate the concerns of Mr. H (‘Dear cyclists, stay off the roads – for your own safety’ – Letters Oct 27) for the safety of cyclists and his comments about the infrastructure and education of drivers, I do not agree with his advice, which, if taken, may push cyclists onto pavements and other walkways designed for pedestrians. The problem is essentially one of vehicle drivers who believe that the faster they drive the more entitled they are to bully their way through more slowly moving traffic, whether it is in the form of cyclists or whatever. We will not solve the problem simply by encouraging cyclists not to use roads, which are arguably the proper place for wheeled vehicles designed to travel at speeds faster than a man or woman can run or walk. Rather, we need a combination of initiatives including police action to educate drivers to be considerate of more slowly moving traffic of all types.