30 Oct '11, 8pm

Sidewalk Cyclists in Cyprus May Face Jail Time

If the proposal is passed into law, cyclists could receive fines of up to 500 euros and/or a 15-day jail term for sidewalk riding , the Cyprus Mail reported earlier this month. Following the issue yesterday, the Mideast environmental news site Green Prophet wrote: Sidewalks The Only Safe Cycling Option The problem with this law? Cypriot cyclists currently have no allocated bike lanes and it is dangerous for them to use the roads, so the sidewalks are their only real urban cycling option. Take this away, and you may as well be taking cycling in Cyprus away altogether. Cypriot Environment Commissioner Charalambos Theopemptou is, fortunately, making the same argument to try and get the provision removed from the draft bill, telling lawmakers that "such a ban should be enforced only when the necessary infrastructure is put in place or else it will keep cyclists away." Driving ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/sidewalk-cyclists...

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