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Town centre cycling restrictions

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has been put in place following consultation suggesting that reckless riding of bicycles in Bedford town centre was reducing the quality of life of residents.

The PSPO restricts cyclists from riding bikes through the main pedestrian area of Bedford Town Centre from 9am to 6pm.

A penalty of £75 may be issued by a police officer or authorised person to anyone cycling through the main pedestrian area from 9am to 6pm.

The PSPO came into force 19 June 2019.

E Scooters 

It is illegal to ride E Scooters on any public road or footway and this includes Bedford town centre. The Council also does not give permission for E Scooters to be used on any Council land including our parks and open spaces.  If you are caught doing so the Police can issue offenders with;

  • Six points on a driving licence
  • £300 fine
  • The scooter seized

More information from Bedfordshire Police can be found here