The move has sparked anger from cyclists, who point out it is National Bike Week.'The move' being...?
Well, simply stopping them from killing themselves (and more importantly, traumatising a train driver and inconveniencing passengers):
A rail crossing popular with cycle commuters has been closed for safety reasons.*sighs*
Network Rail has locked gates on a path linking the Wivenhoe Trail with Essex University, meaning it is only accessible by pedestrians using a stile.
Concerns had been raised bike riders were using the crossing without checking for trains, and with the gates left open by cyclists liability could fall on the landowner or the rail body if there was an accident.The people who are outraged at this are, no doubt, the same ones who scream blue murder every time some two-wheeled idiot tried to beat a 5 ton truck away from the lights and loses, thereby giving them cause to demand restrictions 'for safety'...