Cycle Lanes and Cars

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 2 Oct 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    OK then, if you have a cycle lane marked on the road, and a car is parked next to the kerb, is this not illegal as it's blocking a right of way ? Surely he / she should be parking up to the solid white line leaving the cycle lane clear, if it blocks the traffic flow then they shouldn't be parking there any way.

    Opinions please.
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I'm quite happy if cars park in cycle lanes, I don't want to use them anyway. ;)
  3. Gasman

    Gasman Old enough to know better, too old to care!

    If the cycle lane is marked by a dotted line then it's only advisory and it's not illegal for cars to park in them.
  4. If the cycle lane is defined by a dotted white line motorists are free to ignore it.
  5. damn!
  6. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    If it's a Cycle Lane motorists are free to ignore it.... or maybe it just seems that way. ;)
  7. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    well i got a ticket once for being parked 6 inches over the end of a cycle lane. can't remember if it was a solid line or broken line, but it cost me £30 ;)
  8. col

    col Veteran

    The cycle lanes in our town dont go anywhere anyway ;)
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