Working with the police
The Cycling City project and Avon and Somerset Police Force are working together on several projects to reduce the trade in stolen bicycles and stop aggressive, anti-social cycling on our roads, pavements and shared use paths.
Work has focussed on educating people to prevent bicycles being stolen outside the home.
Police roadshows are teaching people how to lock bicycles correctly, using locks that opportunist thieves would think twice about breaking. Several thousand Immobitags were given away to help reduce the trade in stolen bicycles and covert operations are helping to net serial offenders.
A series of films educational films featuring US star Hal Ruzal were made during 2010. Hal's guide to locking a bicycle will help stop people becoming a victim of on-street theft.
Conditional ticketing scheme
In August 2010 a project was launched to crack down on anti-social cycling.
If cyclists are found to be cycling inconsiderately on the pavement they will be given the option of taking a one-hour adult cycle training lesson with Life Cycle UK or receiving a £30 ticket – the standard penalty for riding on the pavement.
The police can also fine cyclists (and motorists) for jumping red lights. You'll spot the cycle-mounted police out along certain routes during the year, keeping an eye on traffic and helping all road users to exist in harmony with each other.