HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1132W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice the Government offers(a) the police and (b) transport authorities about cyclists cycling on pavements. [165964]

Caroline Flint

Chief officers of police are best placed to assess the nature and cause of cycling offences locally.

To help the police with enforcement we have made it possible for Community Support Officers (CSOs) appointed under the Police Reform Act 2002 to issue £30 fixed penalty notices for cycling inconsiderately or irresponsibly on pavements.

The cycling infrastructure and environment are currently under improvement as a result of our National Cycling Strategy. We expect this improvement to reduce the incentive to cycle on the pavement.