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Penicuik cycle lanes are a joke

You asked for opinions on the new layout of the cycle lanes? A complete joke!

Car drivers are now being treated like second hand citizens. I think perhaps people would be more sympathetic, and pay more attention to cyclists if they paid road tax and insurance as befits their new right of seemingly owning most of the road.

I think most drivers are just a bit sick of cyclists paying absolutely no courtesy to other road users, riding three or four abreast (the law is two, but only when safe to do so), weaving all over the road, getting all the benefits of using these lanes but never staying in them and not paying a penny towards it, the sooner a laws brought in to make them have insurance and pay tax the better.

They cannot keep dictating their rights if they’re not paying their way.

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