Cyclists to be given pavement space?

Scotland: cyclists may soon be allowed to ride on pavements legally if proposals by the Scottish Government go ahead. In a bid to attract more people to their bikes instead of their cars, Edinburgh City council plans to allow pavement cycling in several key areas in the city, including the busy A8 ‘Glasgow Road.’ Cycling on pavements is currently illegal across the UK under the Highways Act, but these plans would see pedestrians and cyclists share pavement space legally for the first time. Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, the city’s transport boss, said: “Where there are relatively low levels of pedestrian use, then shared paths are a cost-effective way of creating routes for cyclists.