One-way streets

One-way streets can often make cycle journeys longer and potentially more dangerous as detours can mean there may be more junctions or bigger roads to negotiate.

There have been proposals to introduce arrangements to allow cyclists to ride in both directions down one way streets. However, at present, cyclists can only ride the wrong way down one-way streets if there are signs stating it is permitted.

The penalty for cycling the wrong way down a one-way street that does not permit cycling is a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). Click here for information about FPNs and how to challenge them.

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