The signs to suspend this bike bay were first put up on Tuesday 25th Aug. That morning the bike was given it’s first ticket. It was given a ticket each day until the last day of suspension, when Westminster took the bike away, even though it wasn’t causing an obstruction.
So lets say the guy was on holiday and that bay is outside his flat.
His bike had been there since the 24th, on the 25th they put up their signs and ticket him. Then they give him more dumb “can you read? you’ve got the job” tickets. Then tow it…
so imagine that was the residents bay outside you house while your away, you come back to find no signs and no car? and what are the chances the Fines and tickets wont be waved? and what are the chances he’ll have to pay to get his bike back?
yea, something on the rear wheel would have scuppered them!
A bit unfortunate how the guys taking the video didn’t step in and ask questions/ hold the enforcement officers up a little - I would have in the same position.
It would be great if the owner had come back in time and been able to rescue his bike before it was carted off.
What if Westminster had put in the security devices they’ve promised? What if the guy had used the security device and chained his bike to it? Can we expect the removal men to come along with bolt cutters?