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Nearly one thousand cyclists given fixed penalty notices

  • April 19, 2024
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Nearly one thousand cyclists given fixed penalty notices

Nearly one thousand cyclists have received fixed penalty notices for going through red lights since the introduction of the City of London’s Cycle Response Unit nine months ago.

Since the team was formed in July of last year, 944 fixed penalty notices have been issued which include going through red lights or putting themselves and pedestrians at risk.

Today, as part of the force’s education, engagement and enforcement work, a cycle roadshow is being held outside Mansion House. At the same time, a cycle operation at Bank Junction will take place, cracking down on anti-social behaviour and road offences. Cyclists going through red lights and endangering pedestrians and other road users will be issued with an invitation to attend the free roadshow taking place between 8am and 10am. Refusal to attend will result in a £50 fine.

Lord Mayor Professor Michael Mainelli and Lady Mayoress Elisabeth Mainelli will attend the event and meet the various teams from City of London Police and partners who are putting on the roadshow.

People attending the roadshow can have their bike looked at by a cycle mechanic from Nip Nip, have their bike registered and marked and sit inside an HGV lorry to see the road from the view point of a lorry cab. London Fire Brigade will speak to members of the public about the dangers of e-bikes and e-scooters. There will be several police officers from the neighbourhood teams on hand to talk about any crime and policing matters.

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