A councillor has called on cyclists to “act responsibly” after a resident contacted him with safety concerns.
Retiree William Rodger, who lives in Stockethill, told Aberdeen councillor Freddie John of his fears about cyclists riding on pavements in his area.
It comes after the 79-year-old recently narrowly missed being hit by a cyclist on the pavement.
He said: “I walk to a shop in Hilton in the mornings and most days cyclists come whizzing behind me with no warning and overtake me on the pavement. I walk with a stick for safety and stability reasons, and it leaves me feeling quite shaken.”
Cllr John said: “When Mr Rodger got in touch with me I was very concerned to hear about the near-miss he had with a bicycle. While I think it is important to encourage cycling as a healthy way to travel I also think cyclists should ensure they act responsibly and do not put pedestrians in danger by cycling on the pavement.”