Penarth’s cyclists are now ignoring the one way system in Rectory Road and cycling against the flow of traffic from Windsor Terrace, past the Penarth Lawn Tennis Club and Penarth Library and on into Stanwell Road.
The cyclists heading downhill in Windsor Terrace are now turning right into Rectory Road – at a point where they can meet oncoming vehicles, including buses, head-on.
Rectory Road has been a one-way road for many years and has clear road signs and large direction arrows painted on the road surface .
Police say the only one-way road in Penarth where cyclists are legally allowed to ride against the flow of traffic is along Arcot Street – from the junction with Plassey St to the junction with Windsor Road – but that is the exception not the rule.
Local cyclists have already been condemned for ignoring the Highway Code and riding the wrong way around the roundabout at the bottom of Dock Hill.