Zero tolerance to footpath cyclists

Police in Attleborough are taking a zero tolerance approach to cyclists using footpaths.The issue was raised at the area safer neighbourhood action panel meeting, where residents said they felt unsafe walking on the pavements.

Police in Attleborough are taking a zero tolerance approach to cyclists using footpaths.

The issue was raised at the area safer neighbourhood action panel meeting, where residents said they felt unsafe walking on the pavements.

The crackdown will include officers visiting schools to educate children about cycle safety, and issuing fixed penalty notices to cyclists who do not abide by the law. There will also be a cycle security and safety event.

Sgt Jon Papworth, of the police safer neighbourhood team, said: “Cycling offences will be dealt with robustly by the SNT and cyclists can expect to receive a £30 fine, if they are found riding on footpaths or pedestrian areas and cycling without lights during dark conditions. If a cyclist does not feel safe riding on busy roads they should walk with their bicycle on footpaths.


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“Pedestrians should feel safe walking along the pavement and at the moment this is not the case.”

Young cyclists under 16 who break the law will be receiving a warning letter from the local SNT and Breckland Council instead of a fine.

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For more information contact Attleborough SNT on 0845 456 4567 or email sntattleborough@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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