"What a boring argument - and all centred on the few cyclists who do ride on the pavement. He first attacks cyclists for being healthy in a city meant for thinking (he's not from London then, I guess) and then tries to also claim the high ground for health with the spurious argument that walking is cheaper and easier - ergo healthier. I cycle to get from A to B, not to work out. I slow down for pedestrians on the tow path. I chat to little old ladies with dogs, I get off and walk through pedestrian areas (even through Hampstead Heath, which really needs a north south cycle-way through it.). I think this antagonism is being blown up by the papers because they'd rather have a fight than look at the problem - how small-minded!"