Saturday, 15 August 2009

Enforcement in Norwich

Cyclists using a busy Norwich road are being warned by police they face a £30 fine if they illegally use the footpath.

People living in Earlham Road have complained to the Earlham, Larkman and Marlpit Safer Neighbourhood Team that cyclists using pavements is making them feel unsafe.

PC Sarah Duzbury, from the team, said: “Footpaths are there for the safety of pedestrians - not cyclists, who should be using the road at all times. There is a risk to pedestrian and cyclist safety, especially from residents moving their vehicles in and out of their driveways.

As it happens I know that area. There is widespread blatant, unlawful and obstructive pavement parking by residents which neither Norwich police nor the crap Council appear to give a toss about.