to axe Burnham seafront cycling ban
A new campaign calling on Sedgemoor District Council to axe
the "unnecessary" ban on cycling along Burnham-On-Sea's
seafront has been launched this week.
enthusiast Andy Brewer, who is a member of Sedgemoor Cycling Group,
has urged the council to axe the bye-law which currently makes
cycling illegal along the pavement between Burnham Yacht Club
and the town's jetty.
pictured, says the bye-law is "unenforceable" and poses
a danger to cyclists, since they are forced to ride along the
campaign has already received the support of Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council, which is backing the need for a re-think.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Currently, all cyclists have to
leave the pavement at the Yacht Club and use the Esplanade, which
at this time of the year is dangerous."
pavement is wide enough to be shared between pedestrians and cyclists
with two dedicated lanes, just as we have in place along the River
Brue cycle route."
added: "The cycling bye-law that is currently in place makes
riding a bike illegal, yet in reality local police say it is very
difficult to enforce."
a lot of support for the change within Sedgemoor Cycling Group,
and I also have the backing of most town councillors. I am optimistic
that we can get this unnecessary bye-law lifted."
Town Council has written to the County Council's cycling officer,
David Mitchell, about the proposals and is also following up the
matter with Sedgemoor District Council, which oversees the bye-law.
Andy's campaign is also supported by Burnham-On-Sea.com.