Cyclists caught riding in pedestrianised areas of Oxford have been given a record number of fines in a police crackdown.
Officers caught an average of one cyclist riding illegally every two minutes in
PC Steve Higa said: “This was a record number of people, which is worrying. People should know by now that cycling in
“Most of the cyclists got off their bikes when they saw us so they knew full well what they were doing was wrong. There’s no excuse. The signs are very clear. Most pedestrians were supportive and some of the elderly people said it was about time."
"Incidents of cyclists running over pedestrians are incredibly rare and maybe there are more pressing things for police to deal with. Buses run along
"You could easily make a case for bikes to be allowed on both streets, but Cornmarket is much busier. In
Police carry out stop checks in Oxford city centre every few months. Eighty-five cyclists were caught riding illegally in three hours in August 2007, 55 were fined £30 for riding without lights in October 2007, and a similar crackdown last autumn netted 83 offenders.