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Cycling: Pedestrian Areas

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL4858, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on cyclists cycling on footpaths.

Answered on

1 February 2017

Cycling on the footway is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 (as amended). Police Officers can issue a fixed penalty notice of £50 or prosecute, with a fine of up to £500. The enforcement of cycling offences is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police.