2nd Mar 2020 @ 2:25 pm

A Guardia Civil tweet warning pedestrians to stay off cycle paths caused a furious response last month thanks to the photo chosen to illustrate the message.

The photo showed two pedestrians walking on a cycle path, with the message “Pedestrian, this pretty red pathway that you walk along so happily is for cyclists. Avoid frights – use the pavement.”

However, hundreds of readers were quick to point out that the pavement in the photo was almost completely blocked by the chairs and tables of two restaurants, while another stretch of pavement near the road was interrupted by trees.