Statement from Leader of the Council, Cllr Vikki Slade - Cyclists on the promenade

Posted on Monday 18th May 2020

Councillor Vikki Slade, Leader of BCP Council said:

“The lifting of restrictions nationally has meant people are able to do more in their leisure time now. For our seafront, this has meant people spending time on the beach, and seems to have led to more of a return to normal in terms of the number of cyclists on the promenade. In turn this has made the promenade more accessible and made social distancing easier. We still require cyclists to observe the speed limit, to give priority to pedestrians and to give all those they pass a 2 metre wide berth and not to cycle in groups.  At this stage, I won't be asking members or officers to consider a ban of cyclists from the prom. This will be kept under review.’’