Cycle on pavements

Permit cyclists to use pavements (as a shared space with pedestrians - as on Douglas Prom), everywhere except where there is a 20/30mph speed limit.
I am aware that skilled cyclists may not like to use pavements, but if Government wants to encourage more cycling, it needs to encourage other people to cycle by allowing them to cycle in safety.

Why the contribution is important

It will improve cyclists' safety; it will encourage more cycling; and it will reduce the volume of cycles on roads.

by ImprovingIoM on April 13, 2018 at 09:59AM

Current Rating

Average score : 2.3
Based on : 3 votes


  • Posted by mandywhitelaw April 14, 2018 at 10:07

    Yes yes yes
  • Posted by programx April 14, 2018 at 20:22

    No. Already people cycle on pavements and disregard basic safety. I (and my four year old) have nearly been hit by cyclists on roads a number of times.
  • Posted by DixieLad April 16, 2018 at 16:41

    I agree to allowing cyclists to use empty pavements, and also then cyclists having to give way, stop or leave the pavement for pedestrians. It often makes sense to cycle on the pavement when cycling slowly up hills such as Quarterbridge Road, Summerhill, Broadway and Crellins Hill which are narrow roads.
  • Posted by Becksy April 30, 2018 at 22:36

    Agree. More children would be enabled to cycle to school if they could use the pavements. The risk to pedestrians is overstated. Our pavements are generally underpopulated.
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