Cyclists have reacted angrily to warnings they face fines if caught riding on the pavement around the Crystal Palace Triangle.
Dozens of responses condemning the idea have followed a Tweet from Police Sergeant Diane Hill of the Crystal Palace Triangle Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
She tweeted : “WARNING – We are going to start issuing tickets for cycling on the pavement which will mean £50 fine. Please don’t do it and spread the word.”Shouldn’t have bothered warning them!
Sgt Hill said the response she had received had surprised her, as the rights of pedestrians seemed to have been forgotten.
Sgt Hill said the decision to warn cyclists was a response to concerns raised by the Crystal Palace ward panel, a joint venture between residents and the police.
Elderly people to whom she had spoken had also said they were worried by pavement cyclists.Grow a pair, Sgt Hill. Point out their selfishness and self-absorption and start issuing those fines! Don’t take to the media to whine.