The City of Cape Town's JP Smith has warned cyclists that they will face traffic fines for reckless behaviour on the roads.
Smith explained that cyclists are not compelled to use the cycling lane, unless the road has an explicit prohibition.
Meanwhile, Pedal Power chairperson Steve Hayward says cyclist safety needs to be developed in collaboration with motorists.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
The traffic department will fine a cyclist if they are engaging in reckless behaviour.— JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security
It's rare to fine a cyclist for a road traffic offence, unless it is really grievous.— JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security
Cyclist are required to stop at lights and follow the rules of the road.— JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security
Cyclists are legally entitled to be on the roads, unless there is an explicit prohibition. However, cyclists on freeways will be fined.— JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security
It's a matter of cyclists and motorists having mutual respect for each other on the roads.— Steve Hayward, Pedal Power chairperson