blkmcs wrote:\biker jk wrote:The legislation you point to relates to roads not shared paths. The document I linked under "Shared Path Rules" says "Riders and pedestrians must keep left on shared paths and footpaths unless overtaking" [my emphasis added].
The section I quoted is relevant to this discussion because in earlier posts walking on the road facing oncoming traffic was dismissed as being from a bygone age when in fact it is still a requirement under current legislation. I did point out that it relates to carriageways.
In case you missed it the first time, I'll say it again. The document you quoted is advice only, it is not the legislation.
Show me where in the legislation it says that pedestrians must keep left and I'll give due consideration to changing my walking habits.
You said "Whether or not a shared path is a carriageway I'll leave to others to decide." suggesting ambiguity on whether the referenced law applies to shared paths when clearly this isn't the case.
You are correct about there being no law for pedestrians to keep left on shared paths but then again you can't legislate for common sense on everything and so logical rules can continue to be broken.