I was walking along a footpath in Ainslie this morning (Wise Street) and a cyclist coming up behind me shouted at me to get out of her way. I was a bit startled and jumped onto the grass verge when it occurred to me that I had right of way.
As she rode past me I shouted that she should be riding on the road and not the footpath.
She yelled back that she was allowed to and that I needed to learn the rules. I checked the TAMS website and cyclists are indeed permitted on footpaths but they must give way to pedestrians: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/cycling/cycling_and_walking_map/road_rules.
What do people think? Was she out of line? Am I being a princess?
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Note that I have nothing against cyclists but feel it would have been easier for her to go around me (on the verge) than expect me to move.