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5mph plan for cyclists in city parks

A LOCAL authority has revealed plans for a 5mph speed limit on bikes in city parks.

The Glasgow City Council proposal, which would slow cyclists to walking pace, have been described as "ridiculous and unenforceable". Under the proposals, ­cyclists are asked not to be a nuisance to other park users and will only be allowed to ride on designated roads and paths.

David Brennan, cycling campaigner for Pedal on Parliament, said: "It is difficult ­and actually quite ­unsafe to keep your balance on a bike at that speed. This seems to demonstrate a wider attitude held by the council that cycling is just a nuisance."

The move is part of the council's Park Management Rules consultation, which also includes proposals to make dog walkers keep their pets on a tighter leash.

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