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    the25man wrote:
    When are cyclists going to take responsibility for there own actions and not blame the road lay out. Big vehicles have blind spots so idiot cyclists ride into them they have no road sense. Cyclists have every right to use the road so should be aware of others. Would it be right for pedestrians to walk on the road although they can but when they do they are careful and are aware of traffic around them. Cyclists should be this aware.
    l am VERY aware of others when l cycle on the roads, which l have been since l was 7. But it goes both ways, yes there are bad cyclists, equally so there are bad drivers.
    On the continent many countries, particularly Germany and Holland have numerous well laid out cycle paths, these accidentswith lorries simply don`t happen like here, because the government and local councils provide for cyclists, for the interests of all concerned.

    Many times, l have made suggestion to a deaf council, that it would be easy, in certain parts of the London Rd, from Leigh to Southend, to simply paint a white line on the outside of the pavement, where the pavement is wide enough, and in many places they are.

    By the front of Sainsburys, and in front of Nathereth House are just two examples. That keeps the cyclists in one space so they don`t need to weave around all over the place, and the pedestrians in another .

    But common sense is lost on this council, they just don`t want to know, an extremelly unintelligent and blinkered view, we are 50 years behind many places in Europe!"
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UPDATED: Cyclist injured after bus collision on Thorpe Esplanade

First published in News
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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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