08 March 2010
Pay a fine or take a Chance in Leics Sq
Cautionary tale from Giles at Southwark Cyclists, who says he was given a £30 fixed penalty notice for 'cycling on the footway' in Leicester Square (right).
Fair enough, it's pedestrianised and there's zero tolerance... except that he was cycling behind a ten-ton lorry at the time. Ah, but you see, explained the PCSOs, the lorry has a special permit.
So what's the logic here? Well, it's obvious: the cyclist is an easy target.
Next time you go to Leicester Square take a Get Out of Jail Free card.