Speeding cyclists and scooter riders on a well known Melbourne promenade face fines of more than $1600 under a new trial.
The Southbank promenade will be patrolled for three weeks from Wednesday to ensure bike and scooter riders are obeying speed current limits.
The busy thoroughfare is designed to be used by bike, scooter riders and pedestrians but only at a limit of 10km/h.
Riders failing to abide by a signposted limit along a shared path can be charged on summons and prosecuted under Road Safety Act. The offence carries a maximum penalty of $1,652.20.
Southbank Acting Senior Sergeant Brett Sidebottom said the move would clamp down on those putting pedestrians at risk.
“Pedestrians are among our most vulnerable road users – if involved…