Cyclists have been banned from using the Brayford level crossing as works to install a footbridge have narrowed the walking path significantly.
Network Rail put up signs this week prohibiting cyclists from using the crossing as hundreds of people snake through a narrow path at peak times.
The Lincolnite witnessed several arguments between pedestrians and cyclists in the past fortnight as they tried to get around the crossing safely.
A British Transport Police surveillance van was also spotted last week monitoring the level crossing.
To add to the confusion, Network Rail also put up posters on the cycle racks on the University of Lincoln campus, asking people to dismount when using the crossing.
They said they had “reports of people misusing this level crossing.”