Cyril Haearn wrote:The joggers are doing 8kmh, I have slowed down to 12. I think joggers should behave more like cyclists because they are so fast. I go slowly on a narrow path when children and dogs are around, the jogging idiots go too fast
8kmh? So about 2km over what a fast walk is?
You know at that speed a person with legs can stop in pretty much a single step, about 2 feet.
Even at race speed (about 16kmh) I can stop in two paces, about 4 feet. That's far less I could at the same speed on a bike and I'd have far more control (I can jump sideways if I need to when jogging).
Why's it ok for you to do 12kmh but not for them to travel a bit faster than a fast walk? Do you think they should be using speedometers?
In all my years of jogging the only issue I've ever had with other users on paths it's pretty much always been cyclists and it's always of a result of them travelling faster than they can safely stop particularly around blind bends.
(Oh and stretchy dog leads, but we'll ignore them for the sake of this discussion)
OTOH, as a cyclist I've never had an issue with joggers, do you think that's because I both cycle and jog? Perhaps if car drivers were also cyclists they'd be more tolerant of both?