To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle cyclists cycling on pavements.
Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
Cycling on the pavement (“footway”) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835. Enforcement is a matter for the Police who are able to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50 or can choose to prosecute offenders with a maximum fine of £500.
Like all road users, cyclists have a duty to behave in a safe and responsible manner, and this is reflected in the Highway Code‘s rules for cyclists.
On 9 March the Department published a Call for Evidence into how to improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, in order to support the Government ambition to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys.
This consultation is open until 1 June and is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review