Cycling: Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Conservative, Charnwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle cyclists cycling on pavements.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Cycling on the pavement (“footway”) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835. Enforcement is a matter for the Police who are able to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50 or can choose to prosecute offenders with a maximum fine of £500.

Like all road users, cyclists have a duty to behave in a safe and responsible manner, and this is reflected in the Highway Code's rules for cyclists.

On 9 March the Department published a Call for Evidence into how to improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, in order to support the Government ambition to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys.

This consultation is open until 1 June and is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review

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