Watch out, Sleep­ing Po­lice are about

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NOW HERE’S A dif­fer­ent type of Sleep­ing Po­lice­man – rather than a speed bump to slow down driv­ers, or cy­clists in this case, the dozy 3D PC has been painted on the towpath along the Re­gent’s Canal.

It’s part of the Canal & River Trust’s cam­paign for con­sid­er­ate shar­ing of tow­paths be­tween cy­clists, boaters and walk­ers.

The move has come as a sur­vey form­ing part of the Trust’s ‘Share the Space, Drop your Pace’ cam­paign high­lighted that a quar­ter of peo­ple see speed­ing cy­clists as the big­gest prob­lem, but a large ma­jor­ity re­gard phys­i­cal speed con­trol mea­sures as either a bad idea or, at best, to be used as a last re­sort, hence the move to novel ways – such as the ‘po­lice­man’ – to get the towpath mes­sage across.

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