Christ's Pieces/New Square cycling prohibition

Ben Harris made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridge City Council

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Next to most of the public footpaths across Christ's Pieces and New Square, there are "no cycling" signs (diagram 951 of the Traffic Signs Regulations 2002). Such signs are normally only allowed to be placed to indicate the effect of a "statutory provision" but I haven't found any such provision in my fairly comprehensive collection of Cambridge traffic regulation orders. As I understand it, the City Council owns these parks and makes byelaws in respect of them, so could you please tell me (assuming you know) what instrument or instruments, if any, prohibit cycling on Christ's Pieces and New Square?

Thanks in advance.

Ben Harris

On 17th September, I sent you a request for information about the statutory provisions underlying the "no cycling" signs on Christ's Pieces and New Square. I don't seem to have had a reply, so would you mind confirming that you got the request?

Thanks in advance.

Ben Harris

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While the Council have yet to reply to this request, I'm confident they've received it as it appears in their FOI request log at <http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/docs/...> (PDF).

On 17th September I asked you for some information about cycling prohibitions on Christ's Pieces and New Square. It would appear from your Web site that you received the same day. It's now two months later and I haven't had either an answer or any indication of when one might be forthcoming. Would you mind telling me what's going on with this request?

Thanks in advance.

Ben Harris

Ian Ross, Cambridge City Council

Dear Ben

I understand that you may not of received this email sent in response
to your FOI request about cycling on Christ's Pieces.
As you will see from the content nearly all the footpaths on these
spaces are adopted footpaths and are under the County Councils control
so the request may be best asked of them.

There is a bylaw from 1928 that covers the remaining footpath running
alongside the bowls club that the City Council is responsible for.

Regards
IAN

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Thank you for the information about the cycling prohibition on Christ's Pieces. I'll drop a line to the WhatDoTheyKnow admins and see if they can work out what happened to the previous copy of your message.

Ben Harris