Cyclists may be able to use pedestrian areas

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Cyclists could be allowed to pedal through pedestrianised areas of Rotherham town centre in the future without fear of prosecution.

Rotherham Council is to carry out consultations with the public and local businesses on plans to provide a continuous, direct and safe route for bikes across the town centre.

Coun Gerald Smith, cabinet member for regeneration and development, said: “Allowing cyclists to legally enter into the pedestrianised zone would make it a lot easier for the increasing number of cyclists on the borough’s roads.”

Consultation for the proposal, which would require revision of an existing Traffic Regulation Order, closes on August 16. Visit www.rotherham.gov.uk for information.