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12/12/00
Fast Lane to Pavement Rage Cure
- Slow coach shoppers could face fines for dawdling

ONE OF London's busiest pavements could be given an overtaking lane, if traders have their way.

Shoppers on Oxford Street, home to stores such as Selfridges and music giants HMV and Virgin, could face fines for lolloping, if plans for pedestrian fast and slow lanes are given the green light.

Local traders are calling for two lanes of pavement, one of which would be given a minimum speed limit of 3mph to stop crowds of people clogging up the street. Those who blundered along the fast lane too slowly would be handed a fine of UKP10.

"In an ideal world there would not be any regulations. But there are too many people and there is too little space," said spokesperson Rhona Harrison.

Traders are hoping that the campaign, titled Operation Tugboat, will reduce what has become known as 'pavement rage'.




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