Following this topic I feel that the below link should make someone laugh at the very leaset!!!
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... _friendly/
I found this quite telling:
Police statistics for the past five years show there were nine pedestrians hit by cyclists between January 2008 and December 2012 and none of these incidents occurred in pedestrian areas.
In the same period, 638 cyclists were hit by vehicles and last year Bournemouth was labelled the second most dangerous place for cyclists outside of London.
With drivers like that around, who wouldn't ride on the path?