Public Footpaths: Bicycles:Written question - 243417

Asked on: 10 April 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Public Footpaths: Bicycles
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will provide guidance on the rights of cyclists to walk a bicycle along a public footpath.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 18 April 2019

There are no current plans to provide guidance of this nature. Management of rights of way, including footpaths, rests with the relevant local authority. The expectation is for local authorities, whenever possible, to look at the needs of all users including cyclists.

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