Should #cycling be allowed in pedestrian zones? @markbikeslondon

Should #cycling be allowed in pedestrian zones? @markbikeslondon

Last week I visited the Dutch city of Zwolle, the Netherlands City of Cycling in 2014 . It's a pretty, historic city surrounded by countryside and has a pedestrianised heart. But what I saw there made me reconsider banning bicycles from pedestrian-only areas, but not for the reasons why you might think. Many cities - both in the UK and elsewhere - have pedestrian zones where people using their feet to get around can relax in a safe environment where they don't need to be worried about being knocked down by speeding cyclists, or any other traffic for that matter. Where there are lots of people, especially around shops, this has always made sense to me. The West Country town I grew up in had a large pedestrians-only shopping area, where you were expected to lock your bicycle on the perimeter and walk in. Even as a young man I remember being approached by security guards and ...

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