markjohnobrien wrote: ↑19 Apr 2021, 3:19pm
Just a tad overly bureaucratic...
It is overly bureaucratic, It is also very restrictive and creates other problems. The bicycle (or walking) must be your only means of transport. They exclude activities other than essential workers. So visiting friends & family, child care and contact arrangements, parent care, photography, bird-spotting, are all excluded. They get to decide who are essential workers. Maybe they will contact employers to check. And telling their staff at which specific times people will be alone on the bridge is potentially risky too. The reply from HB made no mention of data protection or safeguarding.
But for me the key exclusion is, of course, leisure cycling and touring. I have lost half of my available routes. Half of my favourite day rides.
That is a big loss.
There doesn't seem to be an effective way to push back in the short term. Others here are working on the legal or lobby route which seems to have a bit of leverage. But I still haven't thought of a way to cause them problems, without causing me a load of hassle or getting into trouble. Ideas anyone?