Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 26-06-2014

Free for all on Douglas prom

by Joanne Clague

Free for all on Douglas prom - picture

Transport authorities have removed the cycle lanes on Douglas promenade and are urging people to 'share with care'.

Cyclists are now free to use the full width of the prom, having previously been restricted to a narrow lane on the seaward side marked by white lines.

The aim is to create a scenic, traffic-free route.

Traffic and safety manager at the Department of Infrastructure Kevin Almond said: 'In pedestrianised areas, cyclists are generally very sensible and modify their speeds or take avoiding action where necessary. There are rarely any problems. Therefore it makes sense to leave it up to cyclists and pedestrians to interact as conditions dictate, rather than providing a marked lane that cyclists are required to use.'

The department is assessing public feedback. People can send their comments to infrastructure@gov.im

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