Zynster wrote:Riding on the footpath is legal in Queensland. I haven't seen or heard of any issues arising from this. Most people still ride on the road cause it's smoother and faster. You need to ride pretty slowly on the footpath so as to avoid pedestrians, but it's definitely safer. It seems inconsistent to let bikes mix with cars but not pedestrians. How many pedestrians die from being hit by a bike?
From the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report published in 2006 and titled, Deaths of cyclists due to road accidents.
The next [second] most common crash type was the cyclist riding from the footway into an intersection or onto a road and being hit by an oncoming motor vehicle.
and during the period 1997 - 2004 one death was caused by a collison with a pedestrian.