Our road networks are largely designed for the movement of cars and trucks
By allowing people who may be less confident to ride on the footpath, we create a connected network where the existing lane, path or infrastructure is not practical to use or non-existent.
It means that children, regardless of their age, can get to where they want to go without having to ride on the road.
How it would work
Anyone should be able to ride on a footpath wherever they are going.
In reality, most people will only ride on the footpath when they aren’t comfortable or confident because the road, existing bike lane or path poses a risk.
Riding on the footpath is not a substitute for separated infrastructure but it’s a good start that makes it easier for more people to ride.