from another thread
that linked common cycling questions answered by the CTC,
What are you going to do about cyclists riding on the pavement?
o There are about 40 pedestrians (almost one a week) killed annually in Britain by
motor vehicles on footways or verges (not to mention about 650 pedestrians
killed annually by motor vehicles on the road)
o By contrast an average of 0.3 pedestrians were killed in collisions with pavement
cyclists over the same period.
I know in my area, every so often there are automobiles that kill pedestrians while they are walking, standing, or seated on sidewalks.
A few of these collisions result in multiple deaths, often exceeding the total number of cycling deaths in my province for an entire year.
Just this week, a driver drove into a group of patrons sitting in the outside seating area of a Starbucks. 2 people are in critical condition.
Last edited by closetbiker; 08-13-09 at 11:13 AM.