Burnham-On-Sea councillors have criticised the decision to introduce ‘no cycling’ signs along the town’s seafront, saying the safety of cyclists is being put at risk.

One of the no cycling signs on the seafrontCouncillors say the decision by the district council to place 15 signs along the seafront means cyclists now have to use the busy Esplanade road instead.

Cllr Neville Jones said: “It does amaze me that given the long-running problems with speeding vehicles, cyclists are now expected to ride along The Esplanade rather than pavements.”

He added: “Sedgemoor should get a pot of paint and introduce a line down the middle of the pavement to separate walkers from cyclists. That way, everyone would be safe and happy.”

Town Clerk Eileen Shaw is writing to the Chief Executive of Sedgemoor District Council to pass on the town council’s objections.

 
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