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Calls to Lift Esplanade Cycling Ban

Weymouth Clock Tower

7:37am 26th June 2014

The long running argument over whether cycling should be allowed along the esplanade in Weymouth is back on the agenda again.

More than 350 people have now signed a petition calling for cyclists to be able to ride along the seafront.

It's banned under a bylaw that dates back to 1976.

Jason West is behind the latest petition - he says it isn't a problem for our neighbours down the coast.

"You can cycle along Bournemouth seafront. There are restrictions at certain times of the day and certain times of the year which is reasonable, but you can still ride into Bournemouth on your commute which you can't do at Preston into Weymouth which seems a real shame."

Mr West also thinks any safety issues could be dealt with by putting up signs, like they do in some parts of London.

"It's a green sign with a pedestrian and a bike on it and it says - Pedestrians, please cycle with care.  So it works there, why wouldn't it work on Weymouth seafront? It just seems draconian."

You can add your name to the petition by clicking here.


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