Letter: Brake on cyclists

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Sir: M. J. Geller (letter, 16 June) asks why he was summonsed for cycling in Regent's Park. The answer is quite simple: it is illegal. He cannot be unaware of this because he must have cycled over a No Cycling sign at the entrance at the park and decided to ignore it.

If he is asking why should it be illegal to cycle in Regent's Park, that is another issue. There are few open spaces in London and pedestrians need somewhere where we can walk or stroll in peace and safety. Cyclists and pedestrians mix as badly as motorists and cyclists. The solution to the problems that cyclists face is not to encroach upon pedestrian space, but to seek their own in proper cycle paths on the roads.

Yours sincerely,

JOHN WAREING

Harrow, Middlesex

16 June

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