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Cycling on pavements

With the increase in cycle usage, sometimes there are conflicts between cyclists, other road users and pedestrians. Have a better understanding of your rights for a more enjoyable and safer riding for everyone.

Cycling on pavements

The Highways Act 1835 prohibits cycling on a footpath which is by the side of a road and set apart for use by pedestrians only. Shared use pavements are not included, so if there is a specific cycle lane on a pavement, it is legal to ride on it.

You could be fined

If you're caught by a police officer or a community support officer riding on a pedestrian pavement by a road, you can be given a fixed penalty of £30, or prosecuted and fined up to £500.

The council encourages cycling for environmental and health reasons, but wishes people to cycle responsibly and with consideration for pedestrians and other road users.

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