Peterborough bans city centre cycling despite widespread objections

Cycling ban now in place seven days a week in Peterborough city centre despite 83.5 per cent saying it was a bad idea - 'Public safety' cited as reason by Peterborough City Council

The Tour Series visited Peterborough, but commuters are having a harder time
Tour Series 2012, round 6, Peterborough

Cycling in the centre of Peterborough is now officially prohibited after signs were erected enforcing a new law.

Despite 83.5 per cent of the public consultations received objecting to the move to extend banning cycling on Bridge Street to seven days a week, Peterborough City Council opted to press ahead with the proposals.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.