Are cars allowed to park on these?
Indeed. Theres a cycle lane just like this down the road from here. Parked cars all over it, made worse by having a whole load of kids using it to get to school, riding very timidly in the cycle lane and either pavement hopping or giving way to cars in the main lane of traffic rather than just stay in the road. And as so many 'cyclists' are acting thus, many motorists get angry at those cyclists who quite correctly do not.Jacomus-rides-Gen said:Not to mention it encourages cagers to shout at you for not riding in a straight line!!
OOH! Apologies in advance for being picky...GrahamG said:If it has a broken line it is an 'advisory cycle lane' - that is not what it sounds like, it simply indicates that there is no legal enforcement for it (as stated above, pretty pointless/useless). Those with solid lines are 'compulsory cycle lanes' i.e. it has a traffic regulation order in place for parking restrictions so that any vehicle contravening that order (parking in it) is an enforcible offence.
I agree. But mandatory is the correct term, whereas 'compulsory' is not.Cab said:Mandatory is almost as bad, people hear the term and believe its mandatory for cyclists to be in the lanes.