Silverdorking wrote:Your 'cycle free' zone extends to a very limited, central, pedestrianised area, making up the principle shopping offer, known as High Town. Freedom from all wheeled vehicles makes for a reasonably relaxed shopping experience which I for one, even as an inveterate cyclist appreciate! Cycling through High Town in contravention of 'pedestrianised' zoning is currently very sensitive following the death of a pedestrian though the rash and irresponsible actions of a cyclist.
What makes Hereford special and rash and irresponsible cyclists there obey the cycling prohibitions?
Also, even if the prohibition was repealed, wouldn't wanton cycling remain illegal?
I do struggle to understand why allowing responsible cycling in otherwise pedestrianised streets works in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands... but for some reason wouldn't work in the UK. No, all we get is told to choose between getting off and walking (if physically possible) which is slower than walking without pushing a bike and using some really hostile roads that were designed without considering cycling.
With local knowledge, traversing Hereford in any direction, or access to attractions can be reasonably easily achieved. These routes could benefit from greater signage!
So how does one traverse the centre south to north or west to east?