§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the advisability of opening this year the two avenues in The Mall, from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards, for cyclists, taking into consideration the small amount of traffic there?
§ MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
No, Sir. I regret to say that I cannot undertake to do this. Apart from any other considerations, I would point out to my hon. Friend that these avenues are set aside as footpaths, and it would be dangerous to pedestrians and not in accordance with general law to allow cycling traffic on footways. The exclusion of foot passengers from these walks, even if practicable, would not, I feel sure, meet with general approbation.