Coventrians warned about 'dangerous' e-bike cycling after city centre complaints - The Coventry Observer

Coventrians warned about 'dangerous' e-bike cycling after city centre complaints

Coventry Editorial 5th Jul, 2023   0

AN AWARENESS campaign to educate e-bike users has been planned after public complaints about ‘dangerous’ cycling in the city centre.

This follows the city council’s recommendation that a public space protection order (PSPO) be renewed for three years from July 16 to help to address issues in the city centre.

The PSPO aims to help stop people riding e-bikes too fast or illegally as well as address street trading, busking and begging.

The order was introduced in October 2017 to help reduce anti-social behaviour and it was renewed in July 2020.

West Midlands Police and the council will be running a campaign next week, where they will speak to e-bike food delivery riders to inform them of the PSPO and highlight the issues to them.

Stickers and leaflets have been distributed in the city centre and action will be taken against any riders flouting the law.

Sgt Dean Stew, Coventry LPA lead for off-road bike crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “We are happy to support the council in renewing this PSPO.

“We are listening to the community concerns in the area and know how much of an issue the anti-social use ‘e-bikes’ can be.

“We will be engaging with delivery riders to make sure they are aware of the laws and would ask anyone who has concerns to get in touch with us on 101 or via LiveChat.”


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