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Pavement cyclists facing fines

Cyclists who pedal on the pavement in Bristol are facing on-the-spot fines.

Police stopped more than 90 cyclists who flouted the traffic laws in a two-hour operation in Redland on Wednesday morning.

Officers stopped cyclists who jumped red traffic lights and used pavements in the Zetland Road area.

"We issued 100 warning leaflets - it was about a third of the cyclists for using the pavement," Ch Insp Andy Bennett said.

"The rest were traffic lights. We are getting increased complaints from the community about cyclists using the pavements. Now we will consider issuing 30 fixed penalty notices."



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