Hertfordshire police enforcing cycling ban in Hatfield
Fixed Penalty Notices to be handed out to repeat offenders in pedestrian zones
Police in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, will this week be out in the town centre enforcing a ban on riding bicycles on the pavement and in pedestrian zones, with £30 fixed penalty notices being issued to repeat offenders.
The Welwyn Hatfield Times reported that police will be stopping all cyclists found riding their bikes in areas where cycling is not allowed, and that repeat transgressors will be fined.
The police campaign runs from tomorrow, Wednesday, through to Friday, and No Cycling signs have been erected in the relevant area.
PCSO Kate Parker told the newspaper: “Cycling on the footpath and pedestrian area of the town centre is anti-social and residents have told us it is a real problem, so it has become one of our neighbourhood priorities. We hope these [awareness] days will remind cyclists that the town centre is not a cycle track.