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    emcee wrote:
    colincarter25 wrote: I am gald that the cyclist is OK but what is the point of cycle paths/lanes if they do not use them
    Cycle paths are intended as an "aid" to cyclists to hekp them navigate through normal motor traffic. Cyclists are not required to use them. However, and I am not saying it was the case on this occasion, cycle paths can also (and the one on the seafront is a good example) be more dangerous than using the main part of the road. Pedestrians, parked motor vehicles, children on scooters/skateboards and even other cyclists who have no idea of road/cycle path etiquette, all regularly make using cycle paths very hazzardous for cyclists, often making the main part of the road easier and safer to use.
    the stretch of cycle path running from 'sands' towards the westcliff casino is lethal..... only a matter of time before a small child and cyclist are seriously injured along there, in fact it's a miracle it hasn't happened yet....."
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UPDATED: Cyclist injured after bus collision on Thorpe Esplanade

A BICYCLE rider has been injured after being involved in a crash with a bus in Thorpe Bay.

Paramedics were called out at 10.45am to the incident which happened on Thorpe Esplanade at the junction with Thorpe Hall Avenue.

The incident happened after a bus and cyclist collided.

Treatment was given to the male bike rider at the scene with a police spokeswoman saying his injuries are thought "not to be serious".

Slight delays are being caused in the area as the bus is blocking part of the road heading towards Southend town centre.

The bus was removed from the scene at 12noon but police kept the road was partially shut off at the junction with Burges Terrace while investigations were carried out.

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