You might have seen this in St James’s Square, SW1.
It had never occurred to me that my stationary and unattended bicycle might pose such a threat to the general public.
With this in mind, I have started to brainstorm a few other signs that I feel ought to be displayed around London, for our own safety.
Black cab drivers can cause psychological trauma to cycle couriers and will be removed without notice.
More children are hit by cars every year than are abducted by paedophiles. If you have a car, please avoid driving it in any area where children may be present.
Around 10 London cyclists are killed by HGVs every year. All HGVs seen in central London will be immobilized and impounded.
Poor air quality is the cause of more than 4,000 premature deaths in London every year. Cars and other vehicles found polluting the air will be confiscated without notice.
On Monday, Jack from Fullcity had his shoulder dislocated by a pedestrian who crossed the road without looking, and then ran away without stopping to check he was alright. If you are a pedestrian, please refrain from walking. Failure to do so may result in your arrest and prosecution.
Or am I being ridiculous?
I am, aren’t I? After all, bicycles are far more of a danger to human safety than cabbies, cars, HGVs, pollution and careless pedestrians.