Cycling - The Good, The Bad And The Downright Dangerous

Although we welcome the use of bikes in West End Ward as a non-polluting and efficient form of transport, the issue of behaviour of selfish cyclists is often raised at police meetings and community groups.

Some cyclists seem to believe that the rules do not apply to them and that they are able to go through red lights, up one way streets the wrong way, and cycle on pavements with impunity without any regard for other users of highway or indeed, in many cases their own safety.

I recently took a video from the top of Oxford Circus showing just how blatant some of the activity is and as a result of this work and other lobbying, the police have agreed to enforce the relevant elements of the Highway Code and other legislation for the safety of all concerned.

Given the success of Boris’ bike scheme, it is likely that more and more journeys will be taken by bike in the West End Ward where we have one of the highest number of concentration of the bike stands. Hopefully the message will get through that safe and considerate cyclists are welcome but those who put the safety of themselves and others at risk will have to accept the consequences of their actions.

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