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    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
    But they do use them, l have seen many cyclists on the paths in Prittle Brook, the cycle path that runs along Victoria Ave past the old llibrary, as well as the paths along the seafront.

    The problem is that there is no direct route along the London Rd, fro Leigh into Southend Victoria Plaza, so people, some of them anyway, cycle on the pavements.

    There are many areas along the London Rd, from Leigh, past Chalkwell park where they have unused green areas, which could be reduced to make way for cycle paths, to the London Rd in Westcliff to Southend, where, in many places it is entirely possible to paint a white dividing line on the outside of the pavement ( outside Nathereth House, for example) and where the cyclist would be travelling in the same direction as the traffic.

    At least that way the cyclist would be confined to one part of the pavement, as happens in Germany, and the pedestrian would know where they are, and not subjected to cyclist weaving in and out all over the place

    Why our council cannot see this simple and logical fact is beyond me, probably too sensible and logical for them, but it works there and could easily work here."
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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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