Cyclists and scooter riders travelling along Melbourne’s Southbank Promenade have been warned – slow down or pay up.
Victoria Police has launched a crackdown down on cyclists and scooter in the area with big fines for those caught speeding.
Although Southbank Promenade is designed to be used by bikes and scooters, it has also been deemed a dangerous spot for pedestrians now that foot traffic is returning to the city.
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The speed limit on the promenade for both cyclists and scooter riders is 10km/h.
During peak times, local police will patrol the area and will use hand-held speed measuring devices.
Officers will also be handing out flyers reminding cyclists, electric bike riders and scooter drivers of the speed limit.
Those who fail to abide by a signposted limit along a shared path can be charged on summons and prosecuted with a maximum penalty of $1652.20.
During the crackdown, police will also be checking bikes and scooters to ensure they are in line with current regulations.
The maximum power of a scooter must not exceed 200 watts and the maximum power of an electric bike must not exceed 250 watts.
Operation River Run commences on Wednesday and will run for three weeks.
“Pedestrians are among our most vulnerable road users – if involved in a collision there is very little that protects them from impact,” Southbank Acting Senior Sergeant Brett Sidebottom said in a statement.
“It is incredibly dangerous for all path users to have riders zooming past pedestrians at a great speed, particularly when we have more people coming back into the city visiting the wonderful food and entertainment precincts along Southbank Promenade.”