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2 March, 2006

Nay! Nay, I say!

The City Council is undergoing consultation about whether to repeal a 1978 byelaw which bans cycling on Morecambe promenade.  I'd heard that the byelaw had already been amended years ago, so was slightly startled to hear I've been acting illegally.

The promenade is already fairly popular with cyclists, so I don't see a reason why it couldn't be treated like any of the district's other shared pedestrian/cycle routes. From personal experience of having stopped to speak to a police officer on the promenade, without being challenged about cycling, I'd say there's no interest in enforcing the current byelaw, and that the Council is merely tidying its statute book(let).

However, I've just read the draft rewording (.doc format), and discovered that it is, or will be, illegal to break a horse on Morecambe promenade between the hours of 10:00 and 18:00. Scandalous!

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