The annual opening of the season in St. Petersburg, which has become a tradition for residents and visitors to the city will not take place. Initially the event was planned for 23 April, but the traffic police did not coordinate this action. According to the organisers, the reason for the ban was the inability to provide full security to all participants. This publication reports L!FE.
Representatives of the club «Velopiter» stressed that before the Executive authorities of the Northern capital was allowed to hold a bike ride. However, as it turned out later, without coordination with the traffic police they can organize only one event — a «Cycling boom». The so-called free cycle train, created with the support of the Oktyabrskaya railway.
Traditionally, opening season in Saint-Petersburg is celebrated at the end of April. In 2017 planned to gather in the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. The end of the action was to take place at the Palace square. In Smolny fully supported the idea of the bike ride.
We will remind that last year under similar circumstances quashed the St. Petersburg bike ride «White nights».