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Bexhill promenade cycling approved

It will now be legal to cycle along Bexhill’s seafront. Rother District Council’s cabinet this week approved the promenade between Galley Hill and the toilets on West Parade as a public cycle route, writes Chris Cormack.

The move follows a year-long trial period of allowing cycling along the promenade and a consultation which showed that the majority of people were in favour of allowing cycling along the promenade. Rother’s change to the byelaws has now been approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

The seafront will be classed as a shared use area for pedestrians and cyclists, although pedestrians will take priority. Serious bike racers are encouraged to keep to the road. The change will create an unbroken, off-road cycle route between Hastings and Bexhill. Rother District Council leader Cllr Carl Maynard said:

“Some of our byelaws were clearly outdated after many decades and this review allowed us to reflect the wants of our residents. We welcome this change and it supports one of our corporate aims of encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.”

For an interesting read on cycling in East Sussex see this blog.

Posted 19:30 Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 In: Green Times

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