Police speak to cyclists in Bridge Street during ‘day of action’ in Peterborough city centre

The police crackdown on people cycling in Bridge Street

The police crackdown on people cycling in Bridge Street

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Police have been speaking to cyclists flouting the Bridge Street cycle ban as part of a ‘day of action’ in Peterborough city centre.

Officers were in Bridge Street this morning (Monday, August 10) and were spotted speaking to cyclists.

Earlier this year the council extended the restriction on Bridge Street so that cycling is not allowed between 9am and 6pm on any day of the week to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

Peterborough City Council leader, Councillor John Holdich, was also watching officers in action as they dealt with not just cyclists, but anti-social behaviour including littering, spitting and begging.

Cllr Holdich said in May this year, when he was confirmed as leader, that there would be no change to the Bridge Street ban and that he actually wanted it enforced more rigorously.

Enforcement will carry out throughout the day.

Related: Bridge Street cycling and anti-social behaviour to be tackled in Peterborough day of action