Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby.
I wanted to thank Phil Holloway from Byron council for taking a stand on bicycle riding on footpaths, especially those in the heart of town where all the shops are, and all the people shopping, some very young and some elderly.
I was afraid for my mother’s wellbeing walking in Mullum once – she was into her late 80s. Not being shy with regard to what I regard as public responsibility, I’d let bike riders know it was a footpath, not a cycleway. Responses were varied.
I ride a bike into town sometimes – I park it somewhere on the edge of shopping central and have a little walk. Or I could walk my bike right through the middle of town, too easy.
So thanks Phil – in my opinion it’s irresponsible and careless of people of any age to ride their bikes on a busy footpath. Let’s hope the few can be more considerate of the many.