The Riviera, Sandgate: Pedestrian and Cycle Access

We’ve been asked by a number of local residents recently if it is allowed to walk or cycle down “The Riviera” which leads from Castle Road to the seafront and a portion of which is private.

We have asked the Highways Authority Kent County Council for a definitive statement, and they say:

“The road itself is private and has a gate installed both ends of the road. The road is not prohibited for pass and repass of pedestrians: there is a TRO (traffic regulation order) that allows pedestrians to walk through. This also allows BICYCLES.

“It is governed so as only the residents of this road can use any motor propelled vehicles along this road.”