Run down by rider in pedestrian area
I am writing concerning the recent letters about the dangers of cyclists in the city's pedestrian zones.
We have a small business in Cheapside.
One of our employees was walking to work along Angel Gate. As she walked into Market Place, she was knocked down by a cyclist.
The cyclist was nowhere to be seen when she looked to check the pavement was clear as she exited Angel Gateway.
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He was clearly going at some speed and had no awareness of what was around him to have gone from being nowhere in sight to crashing into her.
Sadly, she broke a bone in her shoulder and has been unable to work for the past 16 weeks. Her long-term recovery remains uncertain.
The cyclist who rode into her did not even help her off the floor. He just left her where she lay and remonstrated with her about any damage to his bike.
We stopped having to dodge cars in our city centre some years ago, but replaced that by dodging cyclists, with skate boards flying up and down High Street, performing jumps on the benches and cycle stands and speeding mobility scooters.
None of these methods of travel mixes well with pedestrians.
They need defined areas to ensure everyone's safety and security when getting around our city centre.
We need the police, our council leaders, city wardens or city centre managers to address this problem before more people are hurt.
G & A Rossa, Desford.