Imposing Speed Limits on Cyclists

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Dear South Ayrshire Council,

The Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act speeding limits apply only to motor vehicles and their drivers.

However, it is possible for local authorities to impose speed limits on cyclists.

Can you advise if the council have any bylaws in place that specifically state the limit and the penalty for a cyclist breaching that limit?

Yours faithfully,

David Smith

FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

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FOI Team|Information Governance|Resources, Governance and Organisation|
[1][email address] |Tel: 01292 612223 |South Ayrshire
Council|County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR|

www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

 

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FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

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I refer to your recent Environmental Information Regulations request and
now enclose the Councils response.

 

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FOI Team |Democratic and Governance | Resources, Governance and
Organisation | [1][email address] | 01292 612223 | County
Buildings | Wellington Square | Ayr | KA7 1DR |
[2]www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

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EyeSpy left an annotation ()

Thank you. An interesting question, as I am often cut up, undertaken by cyclists when driving, but also as a pedestrian I have had near misses with cyclists ignoring red lights. I would find it interesting if byelaws were in place, how without the easy identification of a licence plate, any cyclist who is not caught in the act by an enforcement officer (who if working for the Council may not even be able to stop a person from just cycling away and ignoring them - as per police would be able to). Issues with individual bad cyclists are something which clearly present a danger, but there is no obvious solution as I am not sure that speed limit byelaws would in reality prevent dangers due to difficulty in enforcement.

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