'The number of rogue cyclists on the Hove promenade has significantly increased'

'The number of rogue cyclists on the Hove promenade has significantly increased'

'The number of rogue cyclists on the Hove promenade has significantly increased'

First published in Letters

Mr Collins mentions a modest £50 fine in Shoreham (The Argus letters. August 13). The maximum penalty in Brighton & Hove for illegal cycling on the promenade is £500.

I have noticed that the number of rogue cyclists on the Hove promenade has significantly increased over the past couple of years.

This I believe is because the council fails to enforce its byelaws on cycling.

How many prom cyclists did Brighton & Hove council prosecute last year? Zero I fear.

I now have a permanent injury as a result of a prom cyclist.

There is a public interest issue here because someone could be killed on the seafront by a cyclist.

S Zapello, Portslade

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1:09pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

I agree.

If the paths aren't policed, the fine might as well be £1 million for all the good it does.
I agree. If the paths aren't policed, the fine might as well be £1 million for all the good it does. ok,jared
  • Score: 8

12:02am Sat 30 Aug 14

Can this be says...

No prosecution would be successful anyway as many of the "No Cycling" signs remain incorrect. They should not have the red diagonal across the sign, but nothing gets done about it.
No prosecution would be successful anyway as many of the "No Cycling" signs remain incorrect. They should not have the red diagonal across the sign, but nothing gets done about it. Can this be
  • Score: 2

11:31am Sat 30 Aug 14

downfader says...

Hmm 2008 article says 19 were fined:
http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/2355354.c
yclists_fined_for_ri
ding_on_the_promenad
e/

Its difficult to actually find any data on the last year but I would gather it would be similar. The only way to find out would be an FOI request
Hmm 2008 article says 19 were fined: http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/2355354.c yclists_fined_for_ri ding_on_the_promenad e/ Its difficult to actually find any data on the last year but I would gather it would be similar. The only way to find out would be an FOI request downfader
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Mon 1 Sep 14

billy goat-gruff says...

Why do people get in such a lather about cyclists? You never see letters from cyclists moaning about motorists going through red lights, ignoring 20mph signs, running over people etc. Hove prom is wide enough for everyone to enjoy.
Why do people get in such a lather about cyclists? You never see letters from cyclists moaning about motorists going through red lights, ignoring 20mph signs, running over people etc. Hove prom is wide enough for everyone to enjoy. billy goat-gruff
  • Score: 1

11:25pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gribbet says...

I was walking along there yesterday and having read several letters, comments and articles on here about some massive problem of people cycling along there, I thought I'd keep an eye out to see for myself. Didnt see a single person cycling along there in the time it took me to walk the entire length. I think the whingeing types on here are making a mountain out of a mole hill as usual.
I was walking along there yesterday and having read several letters, comments and articles on here about some massive problem of people cycling along there, I thought I'd keep an eye out to see for myself. Didnt see a single person cycling along there in the time it took me to walk the entire length. I think the whingeing types on here are making a mountain out of a mole hill as usual. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

11:59am Tue 2 Sep 14

voiceofthescoombe says...

Most days it is but you always get one pratt on sunday afternoon who thinks he can go full tilt
Most days it is but you always get one pratt on sunday afternoon who thinks he can go full tilt voiceofthescoombe
  • Score: 0
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