Discussion in 'Commuting and Utility Cycling' started by captain nemo1701, 11 Oct 2016.
Cattle Market Road segregated free car parking..err...cycle path is coming along:
At the other end, this nice person from Switzerland was obviously unaware of parking regulations:
Already a favourite spot for local anglers too:
Ironically, that's a situation that having a footway alongside a cycle track makes more difficult: parking on a cycle track is an offence, as is driving on a cycle track or a footway, but parking on a footway is not itself illegal, plus the availability of a cycle track alongside that people could walk on makes it difficult to make the usual footway obstruction complaint. They almost certainly drove on both, but it's hard to get it acted upon when no officer saw them doing it.
Are there parking restrictions on that footway, have they designated the entire thing as cycle track (and the visual differentiation is just encouragement) so that parking is an offence itself, or is this another demonstration of the absurdity of the current laws?
There are no signs just yet as bits are still under construction. There are double yellow lines but there are those who insist on being lazy. It's easier to use the pavement than park legally elsewhere and - heaven forbid - walking to your final destination.
Yes, it reminds me of the Bristol Traffic blog, which included a series of thanks to the council for the wonderful raised parking areas that I'm fairly sure was sarcasm, such as http://bristolcars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/clifton-last-days-of-christchurch.html
The Bristol Traffic site is always firmly tongue in cheek!!
Update on Cattle Market Road - new red asphalt cycle path has opened:
Is that from before it opened... how come they aren't on the red bit....?
That tarmac looks a mess, now will anyone get the contractors back in to put it right, not around this way they certainly would not.
I cycled on the "red bit" this morning. It has a pleasing crunch under the tyres.
I took that shot last week. It's now open, with lots of cycle symbols at either end. Still won't stop some lazy driver from parking on it, I'll bet
Tried to go down there last week...closed off so had to take the pavement in front of temple meads...(oops sorry pedestrians).. will give it a run tonight
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