merseymouth wrote:Even without a dog doing 25 mph on a shared use facility is ill advised, not what the track was created for.
Probably not in England (sadly), but it's what it should have been created for. National guidance says commuter routes should be designed for 20mph average and to get that average, you'd be going quicker sometimes to compensate for slowing for junctions and so on.
I don't own a dog, nor would I inflict my lifestyle on any animal, but neither do I wish for others who make poor choices endanger my safety!
At least when a dog is on a bike-lead, we can see the lead (unlike those extending thin strings), we can be pretty sure the dog isn't going to go the other side of the bike and the dog will probably have spent so much time alongside a whirring bike that it'll find ours much less interesting. Does more doggy cycling really reduce our safety?