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Cyclists pedaling to lift ban on footpath age limit

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The state’s top cycling group is lobbying the government to relax cycling laws to allow more people to ride on the footpath.

The Bicycle Network says increasing or removing the age limit that keeps older cyclists off the footpath would improve rider safety.

Under the current laws, children under the age of 12 can ride on the footpath alongside an accompanying adult.

Once that child turns 13, they’ve got to ride on the road.

CEO of Bicycle Network, Craig Richards, tells Ben Fordham 12 is too young.

“Those young people, they’re still developing their cognitive behaviour,” he says.

“It’s too young to put them on the road.”

Listen to the full interview below 

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