|Cyclist Knocks Down Barnes Town Centre Manager
Emma Robinson who has championed provisions for bikes was leaving council meeting
Barnes Town Centre Manager Emma Robinson was leaving a council meeting in Twickenham in August was knocked down by a cyclist cycling on the pavement.
Ironic as Emma has been very active in trying to improve provision for cyclists in Barnes.
Emma told this website,"I am contacted fairly regularly by residents who have had a near miss with a cyclist on the pavements and alleyways of Barnes. This issue has been brought to the forefront recently as I became a victim of an accident caused by a cyclist riding on the pavement. I suffered nasty concussion and further hospital visits with the complications of a head injury. This was over a month ago and I have been told it will take a couple more months for me to completely recover. Police response has been slow and I have had to push hard to find out what was happening with my case. I was horrified to discover that the penalties for a hit and run cycling accident are nowhere near as severe as for the same accident in a car. Once I have fully recovered I will consider whether I will take up this issue locally. Whilst I want to encourage cycling and to make it easier for cyclists to get around Barnes, it needs to be at safe speeds and with respect for pedestrians."
September 20, 2016