Make cyclists pay
I DON’T understand why we ‘need’ more cycle lanes in Glasgow. Cyclists can use bus lanes, which are already in place, but most choose not to.
Most cyclists don’t stop at traffic lights, they dont wear high-viz clothing, they don’t have lights on their bikes. With the dark, wet evenings, it is hard to see them.
Cyclists have to be responsible for their own safety. See and be seen. All too often they cut up drivers and pedestrians. They can be their own worst enemy. It is time they took responsibility for their own saftey.
Why should a driver be blamed for some idiot who decides to cycle on dark roads at night with absolutely NO high-viz, lights or a helmet, if they get hit by a vehicle?
A car MUST have lights, which work, or they can be fined, so why not a cyclist? Drivers must sit a test, buy insurance, etc but cyclists don’t need anything. They don’t even have a bell on their bikes.
Most of them wear headphones, don’t know how to signal to let others know which way they are going, etc. Maybe it’s time to licence them and make them pay insurance. Put them through a cycling course before they are allowed on the roads.
Some of them speed through parks with no thought to other park users.
Well, enough is enough. Time to stop wasting money making new cycle lanes when they are hardly used. They already use the roads and pavements. The council are short of money but they can find millions for things like cycle lanes.
It has got worse since the SNP took over the reins at Glasgow City Council. The driver is an easy target. The council has forced thousands upon thousands of parking bays upon us, bumped up parking charges, bumped up parking permits to £85, with no guarantee of a space. We already pay a high price to use the roads.
Donald McGill, Glasgow