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Cyclists warned as crackdown continues

September 21, 2012, 10:22 am

Cyclists are being warned they face fines if they pedal through Peterborough city centre.

The warning comes after a fresh crackdown saw 30 cyclists issued with Fixed Penalty Notices after being caught cycling inpedestrianised area of Bridge Street.

The fines were issued during two days of action launched after the issue was made a panel priority following complaints from residents and shoppers.

Officers will continue to target cyclists over the next three months.

PC Emily Beckett said: “We’ve had a lot of complaints about cyclists riding through the city centre and nearly knocking over pedestrians.

“The main areas of concern are Bridge Street, where there are clear signs prohibiting cycling between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, and lower Bridge Street, where cyclists are meant to use the cycle lane side nearest the magistrates’ court, not the pavement on the other side.

“The city centre will become busier over the next few months in the run-up to Christmas and people can expect to see more of us down there in coming weeks, both working on cycle enforcement and trying to combat bike theft.

“We don’t want to discourage people from using their bikes but they should stick to designated cycle routes.”

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