The Pedal Power Association has welcomed the decision to keep cyclists on the Sea Point Promenade.

This follows the City of Cape Town’s announcement to waive the proposal to ban cyclists.

The City found that most respondents in the public participation process were in support of cyclists using the promenade.

A total of 1 953 comments were received during this time, with the majority indicating that bicycles should be allowed along this very popular recreational space.

But the Municipality will now investigate interventions to improve the safety of everyone using the promenade.

Which, Pedal Power’s Gordon Laing, agrees with.

“We need to look at how we can get all users can be accommodated. I think the City has done the right thing. The municipality has recognised inputs received and  need for safety.  The critical thing is responsible behaviour, so cyclists riding responsibly and slowly. We may well mean we’ve got actually look at some kind of training and education for cyclists”.