Children will be allowed to ride their bikes on the footpath again after a change to NSW regulations around cycling.
Previously, children aged as young as 12 were made to ride on the road in NSW.
However, backlash has seen this relaxed to 16 years old, with those over 16 now not allowed on the footpath.
“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and as a Government we are always looking at new initiatives to protect our young people and support them to be safe on and near the road,” NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said.
The rule remains in force in Victoria, with children over the age of 12 legally obliged to ride on the road.
Cycling groups have expressed that they would prefer the age limit was removed altogether, and instead there should be the ability for less confident riders to use the safer option of the footpath.