Police fining pavement cyclists

The Daily Echo writes that cyclists should expect regular spot checks across the city from now on,

A crackdown last week saw 17 offenders issued with £30 fixed penalty tickets for cycling on pedestrian pathways near the subway on New Road and Old Northam Road. The action was taken after residents complained that the problem was worsening on city walkways.

Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Dick Partridge concludes,

“Motorists need to be able to clearly see cyclists so lights, pedal reflectors and reflective clothing are a must, especially during the long, dark evenings.”

—excellent advice for us all!

Read more in the online Echo.