There was an accident on my main road in this morning, which resulted in a couple of miles of very slow-moving cars. I managed to negotiate a lot of the tailback on the road, but it narrows for a fair length. Alongside this is a wide pavement which is designated shared use, with those little,round, blue signs. So, recognising one advantage of cycle paths, I hopped on there. And I was merrily pootling along, boosted by tryign to guess how much later than me these poor drivers would be arriving at work, when I was joined on the footpath. By a scooter. And not a little 50cc moped. This was one of those fat, laid back things with storage all over and a full fairing. For a second I thought that he was crossing the pavement to get to the drive of a house. But no, for several hundred yards he drove along the pavement, then left onto a side road before doubling back to push into the queue approaching some traffic lights. I hope that the drivers who shout about cyclists noted this.