Up till recently the Council have taken the view that, as a Roads Authority, they had the power to ban cycling on the Prom, a position that seems to have had not insignificant public support. Even at the PCC meeting one cyclist said he would've preferred the existing signs to remain as, although he cycled on the Prom, he thought the presumption against encouraged more careful cycling. However, the Police have consistently said that as far as they were concerned cycling (responsibly) was legal. Whatever the situation actually was, there's now no doubt it's legal due to the Core Path designation. The Council appear to be responding to that in a sensible way that could improve the current situation.