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Cycle lanes with broken lines...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Maz, 7 Nov 2007.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Are cars allowed to park on these?
     
  2. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Yes. They are completely without purpose or value.
     
  3. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Just like all other cycle-lanes.
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    ...except for contra-flow cycle lanes, which are great.
     
  5. Old Walrus

    Old Walrus Über Member

    Dyke Road and Dyke Road Avenue in Brighton/Hove are a prime example, I take great pleasure in claiming the primary position when the cagers dump their cages in the 'cycle lane'. Sorry for the localised rant!
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    they still have value and meaning, granted it's reduced compared to solid lines
     
  7. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Naah, generally if there are any parked cars in the cycle lane they're worse than useless. Somehow the motorists expect us to stay in a cycle lane even if that would mean constantly moving in and out inbetween parked cars. All that lane changing, in traffic, it isn't just tiresome it can be dangerous.
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Not to mention it encourages cagers to shout at you for not riding in a straight line!!
     
  9. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    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.
     
  10. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    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.
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Aptly named for Brighton !!
     
  12. I find that some cycle lanes (dashed or solid) and other traffic calming features are just a magnet to parked cars. Its a nice segreated space out of the traffic flow so they park there
     
  13. squeaker

    squeaker Über Member

    Location:
    Steyning
    Devil's Dyke

    Indeed, as they lead towards the Devil's Dyke :biggrin:
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    OOH! Apologies in advance for being picky...

    They aren't 'compulsory' in any way. They are mandatory cycle lanes, mandated for use only by pedal cycles, with no motorised traffic allowed. Sorry but IMO the use of the word compulsory in relation to cycle farcilities makes my hackles rise as it smacks of the 'get in the cycle lane!' cry of too many a motorised moron. There is no compulsion about them, we don't have to use *any* farcility.

    Ta. Normal service will now be resumed :biggrin:
     
  15. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Mandatory is almost as bad, people hear the term and believe its mandatory for cyclists to be in the lanes.