There is a constant number of complaints here in the UK about pavement cycling and it seems to feature in papers and even in parliament. It is illegal to cycle on the pavement and can lead to an instant £30 fine. if the pavement is designated as a "shared use" then it is OK to cycle on it.
Cars appear. however to be able to drive across pavements, and indeed along them, with. impunity.
The integration of pedestrians and cyclists seems much more tolerated in Europe and I have not been aware of many difficulties whilst cycling in Europe. Perhaps cyclists are better behaved over there, or is it a cultural thing?
My attention has been drawn to an article in City cycling - http://www.citycycling.co.uk/ - where it is reported that a group of students at Imperial College in London where fined £30 each for cycling over the pavement to reach the cycle racks, which were as is normal in the UK sited at the rear of the pavement.
What made it even more worrying is that there was a dropped kerb to allow cars to pas over the pavement.
it appears that the law is different for bikes and cars.
Sue Rider there "legal eagle" makes the following observations - "