Residents uneasy with riders on footpaths

SOME Gayndah residents have come out and voiced safety concerns around the use of main street footpaths by skateboarders and bicycle riders and fear that it is just a matter of time before someone could be seriously hurt.

Denise Lashford used to volunteer her time at the Gunther Village Op-Shop in Capper Street.

"When I was helping in the shop many older people and myself have nearly been knocked over by bikes that are going very fast and skate boards,” Mrs Lashford said.

"And I know there are people who are vision impaired and because of how fast the bikes and skate boards are going it is dangerous for everyone including the oldies.

"If you knock one of them over they will break bones and it won't be good.”

Mrs Lashford said some bike riders were showing no respect for other road user or pedestrians.

"They will come roaring down the road and straight over the double lines and bikes are supposed to give way to pedestrians and they don't do that,” Mrs Lashford said.

Topics:  pedestrian safety

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