Yorkshire district to reverse 117-year-old cycling ban
October 17 2016
Selby Council says the “outdated” bans no longer reflect how parks are used in bid to become a more cycle friendly destination as Yorkshire’s cycling profile grows exponentially…
Rules which ban cycles from parks in Selby, Yorkshire, will be overturned in a move to make the town more cycle friendly.
Citing a desire to create a Tour de Yorkshire legacy, the district council wants to change by-laws adopted in 1899, which it says no longer represents the way parks and open spaces are used.
Parks that could see bike bans reversed include Selby Park, and Portholme Road, Leeds Road and Denison Road open spaces, reports the York Press,
Cllr Richard Musgrave, lead councillor for housing, leisure, health and culture, told the Press: “Cycling is a growing activity in the district and we want to encourage as many people as possible to get out on a bike and lead healthier, happier lives. The changes to the council’s by-laws will allow more people to enjoy the public spaces on their bicycles.”