Pedalling safety message

A BRIGHT business owner is fed up with having to navigate around bike riders within the Bright CBD area, and said new signage is desperately needed.

Star of the Elms owner Narda Cain attended the December ordinary council meeting and raised the issue of bikes being ridden on footpaths within the town centre.

Ms Cain said despite her continuous push for signage to be painted on footpaths where riders can see them, council officers have ignored her pleas.

Children under the age of 12 are legally allowed to ride on footpaths, but Ms Cain believes everyone should get off their bike and walk when they hit the centre of Bright.

“I have spoken to rangers about bikes being ridden within the CBD, and a few weeks ago one of my staff members was knocked by a bike as she was coming out of the shop,” she said.

“Something needs to be done to keep bike riders off the footpath, and whether they are kids or adults, they should be walking alongside their bikes within the town centre.

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