Bemused foreigners nabbed by 'no cycling' police

The no cycling areas of Parliament Hill Fields include ridiculous 15-foot stretches of path which are being enforced with considerable resources. Is this really a good use of money? On Friday at 7.38pm I saw three bemused cyclists being pulled over by two

The no cycling areas of Parliament Hill Fields include ridiculous 15-foot stretches of path which are being enforced with considerable resources. Is this really a good use of money?

On Friday at 7.38pm I saw three bemused cyclists being pulled over by two policemen in a marked Range Rover. The cyclists had foreign accents and clearly struggled to understand what they'd done wrong.

I'll admit here that I've been 'done' - same offence, just a few weeks ago. The policemen, clearly used to people not following the complicated pathways, provided me with a map, told me off and said that £50,000 had been spent on consulting with users of the area. It all seems rather unnecessary and it would be good to know how much it costs and who pays!

Lucian Randall


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