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Obstruction of mandatory cycle lanes (MCL). Cars invading, blocking or parking in MCL and bus and cycle lanes.

The Highway Code [140] stipulates Cycle lanes as: "These are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation. Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable. You MUST NOT park in any cycle lane whilst waiting restrictions apply." [Law RTRA sects 5 & 8].

Penalty code N065: Fail to conform to a traffic sign, namely a bus lane or contravening Route for buses/pedal cycles. Refers to laws S 36 RTA 88 Reg 19 TSGD Regs 02 & Sch 2 RTOA 88.

Penalty code N092: No Waiting. Refers to laws S5(1) S8(1), S52(5) RTRA 84.

See also http://www.camcycle.org.uk/campaigning/issues/mcls/

This gallery was created on Tuesday, 20th April 2010.

Okay, arguably there COULD be an exclusion here under the '88 RTA. But it's unlikely and not as if there are better places close by. 

Stopping or Parking in Cycle Lanes
Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law)
You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram  … Upper Hills Road by night. Police car ( AE06 TTY ) stationary in MCL is overtaken by "invisible" (no lights) cyclist. Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space (see #19172) to park the car with number plates AF52 VMO without blocking the MCL. I … Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit (see #19173) parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space to park the car with number plates AF52 VMO  without blocking the MCL ( … Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space to park the car (see #19172) with number plates AF52 VMO without blocking the MCL. Police van blocks contraflow cycle lane on Downing St. whilst officers attend Revolution Bar. Time 09:15 Police car parked in the cycle lane, totally unnecessarily. Not obviously an emergency situation. Police vehicle obstructing cycle lane (for number plate AE05 LKZ see also #17438) Police vehicle obstructing mandatory cycle lane during house to house enquiries. Number plates EF06 ATO. AX04 YEV AX04 YEV RK12 VKS Yet again - contraflow lane blocked, forcing cyclists into the path of oncoming traffic. Van partially blocking the pavement and cycle lane Car parked in cycle lane Car reg S57 LM0 blocking the cycle lanes that bypass the traffic calming outside Coleridge College. This has been an ongoing issue since the traffic calming was installed. It takes just one selfish individual to put at risk the thousands of school kid … Another van that considers the cycle lane on East Road by the new fire station development is a loading lane. Driver refused to move. Downing St, Cambridge, 10 mins ago. Dangerous, @BOConline @camcycle ? That's a contraflow cycle lane there. http://t.co/DgjsgcQXoM A local property management company really should know better than to cross the solid white line into a contraflow cycle lane. Blocking the Downing Street contraflow cycle lane. Lorry delivering to car dealership on Milton Road from cycle and bus lane A van parked in the cycle lane forces a cyclist in to the traffic, Maids Causeway. See #49228 for the taxi blocking the westbound cycle lane ... And meanwhile, looking in the opposite direction, this range rover chooses to ignore the stop line (as so many drivers do) and pulls forward. He is blocking the entrance to the College, he  … Taxi AE56 EAY parked in and completely blocking the cycle lane right outside the entrance to Coleridge College. A daily sight that puts young lives at risk, every school day of the year.

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the road, a Range Rover is … A black Audi convertible with number plates MX10 XEM is often parked overnight half on the pavement and blocking the MCL on Chesterton Road. Here on a Sunday at lunch time. See also #48783. A black Audi convertible with number plates MX10 XEM is parked half on the pavement and blocking the MCL on Chesterton Road on a Sunday at lunch time. See also #48784. School minibus stopped in the cycle lane to let cars pass during the St Mary's School pick-up rush. Cyclists forced into path of oncoming traffic by builders parked in the mandatory contraflow cycle lane. Builders seem to think that this sign allows them to block the footway and mandatory contraflow cycle lane for days on end (still there on Tuesday 19/3/13). Whenever I travel down Radegund Road around 9am there is a car obstructing the cycle bypass lanes to the traffic calming outside Coleridge College. 

This driver became aggressive when she saw me taking a photo. She reversed at me, and then sped thr … It's illegal, causes injury and death. And there's space nearby elsewhere. Why do some car drivers do this, blind ot the issues they cause? See clip at http://youtu.be/Gw2285_C0UI

Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law)
You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram or cycle lane.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860

Also, parking on a Zig Zag is an offence … FT61SZZ in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, Cambridge AK07VMY in mandatory cycle lane Pembroke Street, Cambridge. LC62HLY in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, Cambridge Lambert Brothers van unloading illegally in the cycle lane causing road danger Relay Europe van illegally unloading in the cycle lane causing road danger Taxi stopped (no driver present) blocking mandatory cycle lane rather than stopping in the bus layby. It's alright, the hazard lights are on.... Vehicle delivering to car showroom on Milton Road, Cambridge is obstructing boxed junction, cycle lane and bus lane. See clip at http://youtu.be/Rb5Pz_J-o4o

At this pinch point there's a side lane for people cycling. This taxi driver decides that it's a parking space and blocks it completely. In the usual fashion there's a space to stop off-road and off-pavement  … White van blocking the contraflow cycle lane, even though there's a legit parking space across the road. P855HAV parked in the mandatory cycle lane outside the King's Hedges Road post office.  People regularly park here to use the post office.  There is a parking bay opposite, and space on the forecourt of the post office itself. Viridor Recycling breaking the law and endangering road users by parking their van illegally and unsafely in the contraflow cycle lane. No video with this. I've stopped my car to take the picture (with no traffic behind me).

Needless to say, but completely illegal parking which the police are keen to prosecute with repeated evidence.

The simple rule is Highway Code Rule 240 (bac … No video with this. I've stopped my car to take the picture (with no traffic behind me).

Needless to say, but completely illegal parking which the police are keen to prosecute with repeated evidence.

The simple rule is Highway Code Rule 240 (bac … Property management and scaffolding vehicles blocking the contraflow cycle lane yet again. See full video of Bateman Street at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN6fQcSLpGs

This is what happens at school turnout in Bateman Street.

In some ways it's a good example of what happens when so much traffic gets together and shares road space. E … Van blocking pavement and cycle lane illegally, and very close to crossing Delice de France Lorry blocking cycle lane (again) Aqua Linea Ceramics Van in its usual place obstructing cycle lane. HRP (refrigeration / air conditioning equipment) van illegally blocking this heavily-used cycle lane Parcelforce van LK08 EPO parked in the Regent Street southbound mandatory cycle lane, Cambridge. Anyone who knows this part of town knows that there's a loading bay to the photographer's right and, on this occasion, the loading bay was empty. The driv … DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement Excellent! LAPE attendant (in cycle helmet) ticketing a car blocking the contraflow cycle lane. V493 LHR parked (note: no driver) half in a mandatory cycle lane on Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge and half on said road's pavement. Location approximate. Since building work started at Coleridge College, selfish parents have taken to using the mandatory cycle lanes that bypass the chicane / speed cushion as a place to park.

Here car reg NA06WWL at 9am on 4/2/11.

The people most at risk from this  … Cambridge Blue Sandwiches van unloading illegally and inconsiderately. No wonder Cambridgeshire County Council spends £3m on repairing pavements due to people driving on them. (Driving on pavements is an offence.) Driver of white van AM04 BVG thinks it's ok to cross a solid white lane and block the contraflow cycle lane. T373 KNW parked in the Bateman Street contraflow cycle lane. Also the K on that number plate is bothering my perfectionism; has it been doctored? Location approximate. EA52 YSU parked in the contraflow cycle lane at the eastern end of Bateman Street. Note how that single yellow line ends in line with the traffic island; could the restriction not start a few metres further east of the island? I've also had a look on  … Articulated lorry in mandatory cycle lane Maids Causeway, Cambridge.  Possibly delivering to former Cambridge Regional College site on Newmarket Road. Lorries collecting spoil from the former Cambridge Regional College site on Newmarket Road, Cambridge were parked in the mandatory cycle lane. How many laws can you break at once? Cambridge Steak House unload on cycle lane, 1m from ped crossing, in yellow-dashes area (loading bay 15m away) HV07 FPA, of the Saint Andrews Bureau; vehicle parked illegally… half on kerb, half in contraflow mandatory cycle lane. Van blocking Downing St cycle lane Yet another dodgy delivery to The Revolution - WP56 ANU delivering meat and forcing cyclists onto the footway (meanwhile the beer lorry was around the corner as required). AK10 WJD parked in the contraflow lane on Corn Exchange Street; engine off. "Did you just take a picture of my car?", like that's unlawful or something—thereafter, it all unfolded. The driver didn't see what she was doing wrong but thankfully, sever … Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23898 and #23899 Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23898 and #23900 Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23899 and #23900 Mandatory cycle lane on Regent Street. Delivery van BU56 ZCK blocking the lane right before a traffic light. This taxi driver has managed to obstruct two cycle lanes simultaneously AV03 SXR parked-up and dealing with matters most probably important. Any inexperienced cyclist could easily get injured overtaking here, especially as that pedestrian crossing is island'd. Two cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle lane.  silver BMW 3-series T387 HTR, was reported as incident CC-19062010-0444 and fined £30! Three cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle, including T387 HTR, a silver BMW 3-series. A cyclists has to pull out into the carriageway while three cars try to overtake with insufficient space. Three cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle, including S384 CPB, a green Mercedes C-class. Two cyclists have to pull out into the carriageway, while a compact car marginally passes the centre line. Bus and cycle lane on Milton Road blocked southbound, near entrance to Westbrook Centre. Red Citroen Picasso with number plates YH03 XAX and a silver Skoda Fabia blocking the bus and cycle lane on Milton Road right at a bus stop, while a young cyclist has to pull out into the main carriageway. All this is happening because the police only … Silver BMW 3-series with plates T387 HTR just encroaching a little bit today. Three cars blocking a bus and cycle lane near a bus stop on Milton Road. Among them the regular Citroen Picasso with number plates AY52 KZH and a red car AG59 LJZ. (Apologies for the severe slant.) P760 JMC stopped and possibly unloading in the Milton Road southbound MCL. On the right, one can just about make out the right-turning lane into Downhams Lane and the pathetic shared-use "cycleway" just in front of th … LG08 HPJ parked in an MCL on Milton Road; north of the Golden Hind junction. I expect better from BT …and the owners of the properties being inspected. Cars belonging to horse owners parked on, and completely blocking in the case of the far one, the new Horningsea to Cambridge foot/cycle path leaving cyclists little choice but to drop onto the road into the path on oncoming traffic.
Why this possibi … Citroen Picasso AY52 KZH is another frequent user of the Milton Road bus and cycle. Reported to Cambridgeshire Police as incident CC-07062010-0560 and reference to the previous incident CC-03062010-0458 - photo #23120 Citroen Picasso AY52 KZH is another frequent user of the Milton Road bus and cycle. Reported to Cambridgeshire Police as incident CC-07062010-0560 and reference to the previous incident CC-03062010-0458 - photo #23120 This car was parked outside the One-Stop, right across the cycle lane, on Sunday at lunchtime. white van flaunting the parking regulations Third afternoon in a row T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. Bus schedule at the top of the photo. TXT response from police: "Good Evening, this is Cambridgeshire Police. Thank you for reporting silver B … Third afternoon in a row T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. Bus schedule at the top of the photo. TXT response regarding incident CC-03062010-0458 from the police: "Good Evening, this is Cambridgeshire  … Third afternoon in a row BMW T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. This means that buses can't use the bay and can't even get close to the kerb. It also signals to visitors of the shops that it seems ok to … PMS Cambridge Ltd with number plates RE02 COH parked in the Mandatory Cycle Lane on Milton Road northbound, just before the entrance to the Westbrook Centre. There were legal parking spaces available on the opposite side of the road. This bus and cycle lane on Milton Road near Mitcham's Corner, opposite the access road to the Westbrook Centre is frequently blocked by cars, here two, that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in front of cars going at around the speed l … BMW with number plates T387 HTR does park regularly in the bus & cycle lane opposite the Westbrook Centre access road. See. also #23289. This bus and cycle lane on Milton Road near Mitcham's Corner, opposite the access road to the Westbrook Centre is frequently blocked by cars, here two (inc. regular BMW T387 HTR), that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in front of cars … This bus and cycle lane is frequently blocked by cars, here two, that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in front of cars going at around the speed limit. Another cyclist is illegally avoiding this road, pedalling along the narrow footway. Some cars are so narrow, they seem like "designed to fit in a Mandatory Cycle Lane". Cycle contraflow completely blocked by MACC Building Solutions van.  Occupants, in back of van, said they had to block the cycle lane because there was nowhere else to park. B7 RAD illegally parked on Emmanuel Street. Driver not present in vehicle; not loading or unloading either; there was a bloke having a smoke in front of the vehicle who might have been the driver, but the vehicle is certainly unlawfully parked. W582 EOO unlawfully parked on Emmanuel Street, during the morning peak period. Note that the Royal Mail van in the distance (well; not that far, and that's my point) is parked in the loading bay. There is more than one van's length avaliable in the lo … The number of occasions fines were imposed for obstructing Cycle Lanes (cycle lanes other than bus lanes) between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2010 contravening rule 140 of the Highway code in Cambridge.

4x £30 on Regent Street
1x £30 on Emmanuel … Photo showing how the delivery bay is 33 steps away from where 3663 instead park in a cycle lane illegally - see photo #12202. Yet another Carlsberg lorry parked on the contra-flow mandatory cycle lane, forcing cyclists into head-on confrontation with oncoming traffic.  Registration YJ08 AHL. Unknown van using up most of the contraflow on Downing Street; couldn't be bothered to get his registration—there's really no point; nothing'll ever get done about it. CAT Scaffolding Ltd with number plates V353 FHW obstructing a Mandatory Cycle Lane despite space on the driveway. Cyclist forced into main lane with speeding cars and lorries. See also #22296 CAT Scaffolding Ltd with number plates V353 FHW obstructing a Mandatory Cycle Lane despite space on the driveway. Cyclist using the shared use pavement (contra-flow). See also #22297 Cyclists circumnavigating a white van stopped in the mandatory cycle lane at the Hills Road/Station Road traffic lights. Renault Laguna with number plates LV04 NZT on Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ), east bound on 20 April 2010 ca. 18:20 hrs. (reported 18:22 hrs. as incident 462 / 20APR2010)   
- “LV04 NZT” went into bus & cycle lane on Newmarket Road east bound close to  … Renault Laguna with number plates LV04 NZT on Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ), between Garlic Row and Swann's Road went into bus & cycle lane on Newmarket Road east bound. slowed down at (bus) traffic light, but went through red light. He stopped in redmac c … Renault Laguna Extreme Dci 120bhp (5 Door Hatchback), number plates LV04 NZT
Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ) east bound, between Garlic Row and Swann's Road.
20 April 2010 ca. 18:20 hrs. (reported 18:22 hrs. as incident 462 / 20APR2010). More of the same:  … Carlsberg lorry unloading to Revolutions bar at 7:30 am on the 14th April 2010 completely blocking the cycle lane causing cyclists to pull into oncomming traffic blind. S354 TKY parked illegailly in cycle lane Car parked illegally in Cycle lane W582 EOO illegally parked in cycle lane Yes another parked van in cycle lane Yet another lorry parked in teh cycle lane. The usual obstructions in the mandatory cycle lane on Bateman Street Obstruction of contraflow cycle lane and footway in Downing St Vehicle parked in cycle lane in Regent St Thoroughly (and illegally) blocked contraflow lane. Cyclist squeezed between traffic and vans illegally blocking the contraflow cycle lane. Yet another white van on Bateman Street scrupulously keeping the road clear for motor vehicles while blocking the contraflow cycle lane. St Andrews Bureau van blocking the contraflow cycle lane - as a local property management company they really should know better. The road has already been narrowed by building work, so it's particularly bad for a City Council truck to block the Mandatory Cycle Lane here! Taxi AG04 LCN with license 1051 parked in contra-flow cycle lane with double yellow line. So much about professional drivers. Private hire vehicle CU05 MWM with windscreen plate number 409, parked (engine off) in contraflow cycle lane. Took this picture, then went over to his window.

Me: "Are you aware that you're illegally parked?"
Him: "Mate, mate: move on."
Me: "I th … An extremely underexposed shot of AV53 ZBX parked illegally in the contraflow cycle lane. See #20201 for the wider shot. Red VW bus with number plate KX56 HHV (taxi license 158, see also #19068 and #19261) stopping in a cycle lane again, despite space on the pavement. Once again, a St Andrews Bureau property management company van blocking the contraflow cycle lane outside their properties on Bateman Street. Saint Andrews Bureau truck blocking the contraflow cycle lane and footway on Bateman Street again - as a local property management firm they really should know better. The contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street - blocked by a white van, as usual. Cambridge's town centre "bus station" is Emmanuel Street, with stands overflowing into neighbouring streets and a bus garage on the corner with Parkside.

It is now one way for motor traffic, with a contraflow lane to maintain 2 way cycle flow. You  … Wonderful - a warning sign for the car traffic which isn't being impeded, but nothing at all for cycle traffic in the contraflow lane which has actually been totally blocked. Apex Scaffolding truck parked in Mandatory Cycle Lane - but would it be any safer if they parked on the other side and carried the poles across?? Delivery van parked in cycle lane on Hills Road.  "The traffic wardens told me I can park here" was the response.  See the bike trying to pass in the main traffic flow. Cyclist pushing bike along footway, possibly due to St Andrews Bureau vans parked illegally in the Mandatory Cycle Lane. As a local property management firm they really should know better. One of their vans was there again four days later. AD58 VXG blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd AD58 VYT blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd. The driver also made a rude hand gesture. AG58 FTT blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd LJ51 YRK blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School (Grange Rd) S887 JRK blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School (Grange Rd) Taxi AC03 CVK (licence number 119) blocking cycle lane on Huntingdon Road S482 JEG blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St YX51 CZT and others blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School EN07 WDL and many other cars blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School. HY54 WZU blocking contraflow cycle lane Bateman St/Panton St corner BD55 EZT blocking contraflow cycle lane Bateman St/Panton St corner YT02 WXX blocking mandatory cycle lane in front of St  John's College School T50 ABG at St John's College School partly blocking cycle lane VK07 MVC blocking BOTH cycle lanes at the same time - right in front of Grand Arcade cycle shop! Van BD55 EZT blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St corner Panton St. Taxi blocking contraflow cycle lane on Downing Street Removal van blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St Removal van blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St This mandatory cycle lane, redmac, ASL, double yellow line area is SOOO CONVENIENT for the local shops near Mitchams corner. Selfish driver of van AD03 UFU leaves cyclist in an awkward position at the traffic lights and with no chance to get to the re … Mandatory Cycle Lane (MCL) on Chesterton Road is often used by motorists to park their cars (plate R960 EMW "just popped into the offices" on the opposite side), pushing cyclists into the main lane with cars often exceeding 30 mph on this straight (se … Mandatory Cycle Lane (MCL) on Chesterton Road is often used by motorists to stop or park their cars (plate R2 NAW ), pushing cyclists (many school children) into the main lane with cars often exceeding 30 mph on this straight (see also #17072, #13132  … Two white vans blocking the contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street - right by the traffic island. More bad parking - happens almost every morning Water Street start of cycle lane and cross-hatching to prevent parking Car waiting in the MCL contra flow lane on Emmanuel Street. Driver of the car AN08 XYA is away from the car in a shop. Van blocks the ludicrously narrow cycle path and the pavement. Just after 3 in the afternoon as children are leaving school and walking (very few cycle for obvious reasons) home. One more van (KE55 JTD) using orange flashing lights to make parking in the cycle lane outside Revolution legal.  Magic! Car KG51 FNW selfishly and illegally blocking the bypass lane that allows cyclists to avoid conflict with oncoming motor vehicles at the Radegund Rd traffic calming.

Note. There is no shortage of legitimate parking spaces only a few yards away. Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX.

See also #15044, which shows the same vehicle there several hours earlier. Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15045. Dangerous and illegal parking is very common.  Turning into the contraflow cycle lane on Mawson Road leaves the cyclist stuck between oncoming cars on Mill Road and Mawson Road Bike lane is now a convenient parking bay for taxis.  Parking is not enforced since the red tarmac obscures the double yellow lines.  Police can't be bothered to enforce the statutory bike lane. Taxis parked on the cycle contraflow on Mawson Road. The blue one was still there two hours later. Taxis in contraflow MCL outside cafe in Mawson Road Not planned with buses in mind... With a little care (less) parking it's possible to block the pavement and the cycle lane.

Licensed taxi 148 blocks mandatory cycle lane and pavement outside Revolution in Downing Street, Cambridge The taxi driver (plates MA03 ZBP )  with license 1015 is not bothered by the photo being taken of him blocking the mandatory cycle lane  in rush hour (Wednesday, 8:05 am) as he is reading today's headlines about the supposedly increased costs of motor … The taxi driver (plates MA03 ZBP )  with license 1015 is not bothered by the photo being taken of him blocking the mandatory cycle lane  in rush hour (Wednesday, 8:05 am) as he is reading today's headlines about the supposedly increased costs of motor … Vehicles K501NCR and T989LHK illegally and inconsiderately parked on the Bateman Street contraflow cycle lane. Van DN04 GUX was parked in double yellow lines near Manamexico - CB2 1AB. He was warned by LAPE Warden. The van was then moved into the MCL right after the Downing College entrance (CB2 1DQ), where LAPE doesn't bite. Anroe Electrical Lighting van EF54PPX parked on double yellow lines and blocking cycle path, north side of end of Glisson Rd, where it meets Hills Rd, just outside Cambridge Coffee Company shop. Not much point providing a cycle lane if motorists illegally park in it. A taxi blocking a mandatory cycle lane during the morning peak.  There are safer and legal places to stop in the service road to the left. Car "YS 52 OAA" illegally parked so as to cause a dangerous obstruction to a cycle bypass lane in Cherry Hinton High Street.  Reported to Police as incident CC20071206-358. Cyclists wait as cars use their contraflow (illegally) due to queuing lorries. University of Cambridge EMBS vehicle FE03 UGK illegally on the Downing Street cycle lane and pavement. A van driver actually being ticketed by a police employee (not sure if a policewoman or a PCSO) for parking/stopping in the Downing Street cycle lane. Lynx delivery van X861 EKK illegally stopped/parked in cycle lane on Downing Street. On the afternoon of the first Saturday after the new John Lewis opened in Grand Arcade (across the road) this lorry was parked blocking the contraflow cycle lane on Downing Street while delivering to the 'Revolution' bar. 
This was forcing cyclists i … Tetley / Carlsberg van delivering on Downing Street:  24th August 2007: 09.13 BST Illegal use of the cycleway and pavement by Carslberg lorry, YJ55 FWC. 23rd October 2007, mid-morning. Red car W516 VOJ reported to police at 4:45 pm as incident 0403 / 02102007. This vehicle is a regular culprit: #11515, #11517 and #11638. Note: Many obstructions on the pavement. Confusing layout for cyclists. A newly re-painted continues white line on the East Road MCL invites motorists to use that "extra space". Cyclists are being pushed into the main traffic lane of the ring road. Volvo L606 RAH reported as incident 340 / 21092007. Car has sufficient spa … Volvo L606 RAH reported as incident 340 / 21092007. Car has sufficient space to not block the MCL. The van MX05 OLM manages to park in two cycle lanes at once (pavement contraflow cycle lane + onstreet MCL) + obstructing the view for traffic coming from Hamilton Road. Drivers answer: "We have build the buildout and parked here for six week, because … Car encroaching onto the East Road Mandatory Cycle Lane, blocking the dropped kerb. The red Renault W516 VOJ had been there for at least two hours: #11515 . Weeks later #11639. How many police cars pass this place every hour on their return to base? Car parking on the East Road layby where cars encroach onto the MCL when accelerating on the bend after the Newmarket Road roundabout. The red Renault W516 VOJ was still parked there two hours later. Camper van K492RTN tries to block cycle lane and footpath at once Virgin Media vehicle HG07NFJ blocking cycle lane.  Reported to the company using the "How am I driving?" phone number with no response, and the vehicle was illegally parked some weeks later. Car "X566DKC" obstructing Mandatory Cycle Lane on Cromwell Road.  Reported to Police as incident 533. Car "GSL U581" (Polish number plate) obstructing the mandatory cycle lane on Cromwell Road.  
Reported to Police with incident number 546 The cycle lane is hidden to the right of the car. This is the point where bicycles are supposed to get off the pavement into the on street MCL. Unfortunately the section is badly designed and the MCL is hard to find when cars are obstructing it. Clearly marked Mandatory Cycle Lane on Milton Road. Bus and Cycle Lane on Milton Road Two cars are inconsiderately invading the cycle lane and were reported on 14JUN07 case 377. Car " N982 SDW " parked over double yellow line and invading MCL . Cyclists coming from the subway under the roundabout are theoretically required to dismount for a section of about two meters. The dropped kerb and area where cyclists are supposed to join the on street MCL is frequently blocked by cars on a disused b … Inconsiderate parking on lay-by on East Road put cyclists in danger from cars / lorries / coaches on East Road. A perennial problem on Bateman Street contraflow. A perennial problem on Bateman Street contraflow. This vehicle, illegally stopped in a cycle lane on Hills Road, thought that the cycle lane in the rush hour would make a pleasant place to stop for a bite to eat, for five minutes. Mandatory Cycle Lane on Chesterton Road (between George St and Chesterton Hall Crescent) by night. (see also #17071, #13132 and #17072) Inconsiderate and antisocial parking by staff from Anglian Home Improvements in Cambridge (ANGLIAN WINDOWS LIMITED, Company No. 02540020) causes safety issues on East Road. This is after complaints by phone and online that same day. Cars with number p … Bateman Street. Contraflow MCL. Lots of parked cars (no cycle parking) plus vehicles obstructing the MCL (there were three of them on that occasion) leave little room for bicycles. Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. This is the part where bicycle remerge onto the road from the pavement. The obstructing car (number plate EJ93 MKE ) … Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. Car (number plate EJ93 MKE ) reported to police with reference 154.
Note the prolonged bend which leave cars coming … Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. Car (number plate EJ03 MKE ) reported to police with reference 154. Typical situation on Hills Road. What are MCLs good for if cars (BT service van, number plate FL05 ZNH ) stand / stop and even park in them? Typical situation on Hills Road. What are MCLs good for if cars (number plate AK55 BCF ) stand / stop and even park in them? MCL on East Rd. Due to inappropriate design of the lay-by cyclist get pushed into Ring Road traffic (dangerous) or onto pavement (illegal). Note the prolonged bend which leave cars coming from the roundabout out of sight. Cars, lorries vans and buses  … East Rd nr Newmarket Rd roundabout. Cars parked on lay-by force cyclists out of MCL into main traffic where cars/vans/buses/lorries frequently exceeding 30 miles /h speed limit tend to invade the lane due to a bend. The bay allows 30 minutes parking.  … Cars obstructing the MCL on East Road (near roundabout) force bicycles onto the pavement (illegal, could cost £35 on the spot) as cars invade MCL. Another delivery man thinks its convenient to stop / park in the MCL on Milton Road Most Sunday mornings cars (different ones) park in the MCL. Being pushed from the MCL into the main lane is particularly bad on Sundays, as due to less traffic on Milton Rd cars tend to exceed the 30 m/h speed limit on the road. ¿What is it with MCLs and parking? Here at a crossing with traffic lights. Taxi X217 DNU illegally stopped/parked in the cycle lane on Hills Road. Illegal and anti-social actions like this make such lanes useless. After reporting the obstruction caused by cars on the MCL to the police several times, I have noticed an improvement during the past few days in that cars only invade the MCL, without blocking it completely. Cars are allowed to park Mon-Sat daytime for 30 min in this lay-by on East Road, which is designated on our Traffic Regulation Orders and by signage on site as a maximum waiting parking place. This one invades the MCL and stands on the "cycle sign" on … Even a double yellow line does not always stop motorists. This picture was taken one day two after Ian Greasley forwarded message to the "Local Authority Parking Enforcement" (LAPE) office at Cambridge City Council. The Milton Road cycle lane is popular with parking cars... See invading white vehicle,parked blue one and lorry in bus/cycle lane on the opposite side. Van, from Hilary's Wholesale Cambridge, illegally and dangerously obstructing the contraflow cycle lane, choosing to deliver to the Pembroke College kitchens by stopping directly outside, rather than stopping in an adjacent side-road or using the back … Police car in a traffic queue, with a vehicle using the cycle lane illegally. Car using the cycle lane illegally for unloading. There is a loading bay 50m up the road. Vehicle J835EHD, of Sheppard's Removals & Storage, parked illegally and totally inconsiderately in the cycle lane, creating much danger, just before 10am on 14th November 2006.

Note the cyclist about to face an oncoming bus, and the blockage of the … School of Motoring vehicle in Mandatory Cycle Lane in Hills Road. Note proximity of cyclist. Abusive driver stopped in mandatory contrafow cycle lane in Downing Street. Others report that this vehicle has been stopped here on other days. The short cycle lane at the west (Hills Rd) end of Glisson Road is often blocked by vehicles parked illegally on the double yellow lines. Some regular sweeps have been requested to try and stamp out this illegal and selfish behaviour. Obstruction of the contraflow cycle lane by illegally parked vehicles is a persistent problem. Cyclists are forced to leave the lane and ride into oncoming traffic to get past vans like these. The second van in the picture is straddling the lane and p … Some nice parking in the cycle lane. Right in the path of cyclists turning on/off the railway bridge. East Rd, southbound. The lay-out is difficult to master and cars obstructing the passage where cyclists have to enter the cycle lanes where cars come out of the roundabout. East Rd, southbound. The lay-out is difficult to master and cars obstructing the passage where cyclists have to enter the cycle lanes where cars come out of the roundabout. This illegally and inconsiderately parked car has been ticketed. But it is not next to a yellow line so apparently not enforceable under the Council's new parking enforcement regime. Could this have been ticketed by the police? More totally selfish Parking blocking this cycleway. Selfish and illegal car parking forces pedestrians into the road.

Okay, arguably there COULD be an exclusion here under the '88 RTA. But it's unlikely and not as if there are better places close by. Stopping or Parking in Cycle Lanes Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law) You MUST NOT stop or park ... [more]

Upper Hills Road by night. Police car ( AE06 TTY ) stationary in MCL is overtaken by "invisible" (no lights) cyclist.

Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space (see #19172) to park the car with number plates AF52 VMO without blocking ... [more]

Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit (see #19173) parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space to park the car with number plates AF52 VMO without blockin ... [more]

Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support unit parked in a mandatory cycle lane (MCL). Officer had just returned to the car to fill in forms. There was plenty of space to park the car (see #19172) with number plates AF52 VMO without blocking ... [more]

Police van blocks contraflow cycle lane on Downing St. whilst officers attend Revolution Bar. Time 09:15

Police car parked in the cycle lane, totally unnecessarily. Not obviously an emergency situation.

Police vehicle obstructing cycle lane (for number plate AE05 LKZ see also #17438)

Police vehicle obstructing mandatory cycle lane during house to house enquiries. Number plates EF06 ATO.

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Yet again - contraflow lane blocked, forcing cyclists into the path of oncoming traffic.

Van partially blocking the pavement and cycle lane

Car parked in cycle lane

Car reg S57 LM0 blocking the cycle lanes that bypass the traffic calming outside Coleridge College. This has been an ongoing issue since the traffic calming was installed. It takes just one selfish individual to put at risk the thousands of ... [more]

Another van that considers the cycle lane on East Road by the new fire station development is a loading lane. Driver refused to move.

Downing St, Cambridge, 10 mins ago. Dangerous, @BOConline @camcycle ? That's a contraflow cycle lane there. http://t.co/DgjsgcQXoM

A local property management company really should know better than to cross the solid white line into a contraflow cycle lane.

Blocking the Downing Street contraflow cycle lane.

Lorry delivering to car dealership on Milton Road from cycle and bus lane

A van parked in the cycle lane forces a cyclist in to the traffic, Maids Causeway.

See #49228 for the taxi blocking the westbound cycle lane ... And meanwhile, looking in the opposite direction, this range rover chooses to ignore the stop line (as so many drivers do) and pulls forward. He is blocking the entrance to the C ... [more]

Taxi AE56 EAY parked in and completely blocking the cycle lane right outside the entrance to Coleridge College. A daily sight that puts young lives at risk, every school day of the year. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the road, a Ran ... [more]

A black Audi convertible with number plates MX10 XEM is often parked overnight half on the pavement and blocking the MCL on Chesterton Road. Here on a Sunday at lunch time. See also #48783.

A black Audi convertible with number plates MX10 XEM is parked half on the pavement and blocking the MCL on Chesterton Road on a Sunday at lunch time. See also #48784.

School minibus stopped in the cycle lane to let cars pass during the St Mary's School pick-up rush.

Cyclists forced into path of oncoming traffic by builders parked in the mandatory contraflow cycle lane.

Builders seem to think that this sign allows them to block the footway and mandatory contraflow cycle lane for days on end (still there on Tuesday 19/3/13).

Whenever I travel down Radegund Road around 9am there is a car obstructing the cycle bypass lanes to the traffic calming outside Coleridge College. This driver became aggressive when she saw me taking a photo. She reversed at me, and th ... [more]

It's illegal, causes injury and death. And there's space nearby elsewhere. Why do some car drivers do this, blind ot the issues they cause?

See clip at http://youtu.be/Gw2285_C0UI Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law) You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram or cycle lane. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860 Also, parking on a Zig Zag is ... [more]

FT61SZZ in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, Cambridge

AK07VMY in mandatory cycle lane Pembroke Street, Cambridge.

LC62HLY in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, Cambridge

Lambert Brothers van unloading illegally in the cycle lane causing road danger

Relay Europe van illegally unloading in the cycle lane causing road danger

Taxi stopped (no driver present) blocking mandatory cycle lane rather than stopping in the bus layby. It's alright, the hazard lights are on....

Vehicle delivering to car showroom on Milton Road, Cambridge is obstructing boxed junction, cycle lane and bus lane.

See clip at http://youtu.be/Rb5Pz_J-o4o At this pinch point there's a side lane for people cycling. This taxi driver decides that it's a parking space and blocks it completely. In the usual fashion there's a space to stop off-road and of ... [more]

White van blocking the contraflow cycle lane, even though there's a legit parking space across the road.

P855HAV parked in the mandatory cycle lane outside the King's Hedges Road post office. People regularly park here to use the post office. There is a parking bay opposite, and space on the forecourt of the post office itself.

Viridor Recycling breaking the law and endangering road users by parking their van illegally and unsafely in the contraflow cycle lane.

No video with this. I've stopped my car to take the picture (with no traffic behind me). Needless to say, but completely illegal parking which the police are keen to prosecute with repeated evidence. The simple rule is Highway Code Ru ... [more]

No video with this. I've stopped my car to take the picture (with no traffic behind me). Needless to say, but completely illegal parking which the police are keen to prosecute with repeated evidence. The simple rule is Highway Code Ru ... [more]

Property management and scaffolding vehicles blocking the contraflow cycle lane yet again.

See full video of Bateman Street at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN6fQcSLpGs This is what happens at school turnout in Bateman Street. In some ways it's a good example of what happens when so much traffic gets together and shares ro ... [more]

Van blocking pavement and cycle lane illegally, and very close to crossing

Delice de France Lorry blocking cycle lane (again)

Aqua Linea Ceramics Van in its usual place obstructing cycle lane.

HRP (refrigeration / air conditioning equipment) van illegally blocking this heavily-used cycle lane

Parcelforce van LK08 EPO parked in the Regent Street southbound mandatory cycle lane, Cambridge. Anyone who knows this part of town knows that there's a loading bay to the photographer's right and, on this occasion, the loading bay was empt ... [more]

DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement

DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement

DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement

DPD van blocking cycle lane and pavement

Excellent! LAPE attendant (in cycle helmet) ticketing a car blocking the contraflow cycle lane.

V493 LHR parked (note: no driver) half in a mandatory cycle lane on Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge and half on said road's pavement. Location approximate.

Since building work started at Coleridge College, selfish parents have taken to using the mandatory cycle lanes that bypass the chicane / speed cushion as a place to park. Here car reg NA06WWL at 9am on 4/2/11. The people most at risk ... [more]

Cambridge Blue Sandwiches van unloading illegally and inconsiderately. No wonder Cambridgeshire County Council spends £3m on repairing pavements due to people driving on them. (Driving on pavements is an offence.)

Driver of white van AM04 BVG thinks it's ok to cross a solid white lane and block the contraflow cycle lane.

T373 KNW parked in the Bateman Street contraflow cycle lane. Also the K on that number plate is bothering my perfectionism; has it been doctored? Location approximate.

EA52 YSU parked in the contraflow cycle lane at the eastern end of Bateman Street. Note how that single yellow line ends in line with the traffic island; could the restriction not start a few metres further east of the island? I've also had ... [more]

Articulated lorry in mandatory cycle lane Maids Causeway, Cambridge. Possibly delivering to former Cambridge Regional College site on Newmarket Road.

Lorries collecting spoil from the former Cambridge Regional College site on Newmarket Road, Cambridge were parked in the mandatory cycle lane.

How many laws can you break at once? Cambridge Steak House unload on cycle lane, 1m from ped crossing, in yellow-dashes area (loading bay 15m away)

HV07 FPA, of the Saint Andrews Bureau; vehicle parked illegally… half on kerb, half in contraflow mandatory cycle lane.

Van blocking Downing St cycle lane

Yet another dodgy delivery to The Revolution - WP56 ANU delivering meat and forcing cyclists onto the footway (meanwhile the beer lorry was around the corner as required).

AK10 WJD parked in the contraflow lane on Corn Exchange Street; engine off. "Did you just take a picture of my car?", like that's unlawful or something—thereafter, it all unfolded. The driver didn't see what she was doing wrong but thankf ... [more]

Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23898 and #23899

Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23898 and #23900

Alliance van unloading illegally in the cycle lane in Pembroke Street. See also photos #23899 and #23900

Mandatory cycle lane on Regent Street. Delivery van BU56 ZCK blocking the lane right before a traffic light.

This taxi driver has managed to obstruct two cycle lanes simultaneously

AV03 SXR parked-up and dealing with matters most probably important. Any inexperienced cyclist could easily get injured overtaking here, especially as that pedestrian crossing is island'd.

Two cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle lane. silver BMW 3-series T387 HTR, was reported as incident CC-19062010-0444 and fined £30!

Three cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle, including T387 HTR, a silver BMW 3-series. A cyclists has to pull out into the carriageway while three cars try to overtake with insufficient space.

Three cars blocking the Milton Road bus and cycle, including S384 CPB, a green Mercedes C-class. Two cyclists have to pull out into the carriageway, while a compact car marginally passes the centre line.

Bus and cycle lane on Milton Road blocked southbound, near entrance to Westbrook Centre.

Red Citroen Picasso with number plates YH03 XAX and a silver Skoda Fabia blocking the bus and cycle lane on Milton Road right at a bus stop, while a young cyclist has to pull out into the main carriageway. All this is happening because the ... [more]

Silver BMW 3-series with plates T387 HTR just encroaching a little bit today.

Three cars blocking a bus and cycle lane near a bus stop on Milton Road. Among them the regular Citroen Picasso with number plates AY52 KZH and a red car AG59 LJZ.

(Apologies for the severe slant.) P760 JMC stopped and possibly unloading in the Milton Road southbound MCL. On the right, one can just about make out the right-turning lane into Downhams Lane and the pathetic shared-use "cycleway" just in ... [more]

LG08 HPJ parked in an MCL on Milton Road; north of the Golden Hind junction. I expect better from BT …and the owners of the properties being inspected.

Cars belonging to horse owners parked on, and completely blocking in the case of the far one, the new Horningsea to Cambridge foot/cycle path leaving cyclists little choice but to drop onto the road into the path on oncoming traffic. Why t ... [more]

Citroen Picasso AY52 KZH is another frequent user of the Milton Road bus and cycle. Reported to Cambridgeshire Police as incident CC-07062010-0560 and reference to the previous incident CC-03062010-0458 - photo #23120

Citroen Picasso AY52 KZH is another frequent user of the Milton Road bus and cycle. Reported to Cambridgeshire Police as incident CC-07062010-0560 and reference to the previous incident CC-03062010-0458 - photo #23120

This car was parked outside the One-Stop, right across the cycle lane, on Sunday at lunchtime.

white van flaunting the parking regulations

Third afternoon in a row T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. Bus schedule at the top of the photo. TXT response from police: "Good Evening, this is Cambridgeshire Police. Thank you for reporti ... [more]

Third afternoon in a row T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. Bus schedule at the top of the photo. TXT response regarding incident CC-03062010-0458 from the police: "Good Evening, this is Camb ... [more]

Third afternoon in a row BMW T387 HTR is blocking the Cycle and Bus Lane right before a bus stop on Milton Road. This means that buses can't use the bay and can't even get close to the kerb. It also signals to visitors of the shops that it ... [more]

PMS Cambridge Ltd with number plates RE02 COH parked in the Mandatory Cycle Lane on Milton Road northbound, just before the entrance to the Westbrook Centre. There were legal parking spaces available on the opposite side of the road.

This bus and cycle lane on Milton Road near Mitcham's Corner, opposite the access road to the Westbrook Centre is frequently blocked by cars, here two, that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in front of cars going at around ... [more]

BMW with number plates T387 HTR does park regularly in the bus & cycle lane opposite the Westbrook Centre access road. See. also #23289.

This bus and cycle lane on Milton Road near Mitcham's Corner, opposite the access road to the Westbrook Centre is frequently blocked by cars, here two (inc. regular BMW T387 HTR), that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in fr ... [more]

This bus and cycle lane is frequently blocked by cars, here two, that force snaking cyclists into the main carriage way in front of cars going at around the speed limit. Another cyclist is illegally avoiding this road, pedalling along the n ... [more]

Some cars are so narrow, they seem like "designed to fit in a Mandatory Cycle Lane".

Cycle contraflow completely blocked by MACC Building Solutions van. Occupants, in back of van, said they had to block the cycle lane because there was nowhere else to park.

B7 RAD illegally parked on Emmanuel Street. Driver not present in vehicle; not loading or unloading either; there was a bloke having a smoke in front of the vehicle who might have been the driver, but the vehicle is certainly unlawfully par ... [more]

W582 EOO unlawfully parked on Emmanuel Street, during the morning peak period. Note that the Royal Mail van in the distance (well; not that far, and that's my point) is parked in the loading bay. There is more than one van's length avaliabl ... [more]

The number of occasions fines were imposed for obstructing Cycle Lanes (cycle lanes other than bus lanes) between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2010 contravening rule 140 of the Highway code in Cambridge. 4x £30 on Regent Street 1x £30 ... [more]

Photo showing how the delivery bay is 33 steps away from where 3663 instead park in a cycle lane illegally - see photo #12202.

Yet another Carlsberg lorry parked on the contra-flow mandatory cycle lane, forcing cyclists into head-on confrontation with oncoming traffic. Registration YJ08 AHL.

Unknown van using up most of the contraflow on Downing Street; couldn't be bothered to get his registration—there's really no point; nothing'll ever get done about it.

CAT Scaffolding Ltd with number plates V353 FHW obstructing a Mandatory Cycle Lane despite space on the driveway. Cyclist forced into main lane with speeding cars and lorries. See also #22296

CAT Scaffolding Ltd with number plates V353 FHW obstructing a Mandatory Cycle Lane despite space on the driveway. Cyclist using the shared use pavement (contra-flow). See also #22297

Cyclists circumnavigating a white van stopped in the mandatory cycle lane at the Hills Road/Station Road traffic lights.

Renault Laguna with number plates LV04 NZT on Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ), east bound on 20 April 2010 ca. 18:20 hrs. (reported 18:22 hrs. as incident 462 / 20APR2010) - “LV04 NZT” went into bus & cycle lane on Newmarket Road east boun ... [more]

Renault Laguna with number plates LV04 NZT on Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ), between Garlic Row and Swann's Road went into bus & cycle lane on Newmarket Road east bound. slowed down at (bus) traffic light, but went through red light. He stopped ... [more]

Renault Laguna Extreme Dci 120bhp (5 Door Hatchback), number plates LV04 NZT Newmarket Road (CB5 8JJ) east bound, between Garlic Row and Swann's Road. 20 April 2010 ca. 18:20 hrs. (reported 18:22 hrs. as incident 462 / 20APR2010). More of ... [more]

Carlsberg lorry unloading to Revolutions bar at 7:30 am on the 14th April 2010 completely blocking the cycle lane causing cyclists to pull into oncomming traffic blind.

S354 TKY parked illegailly in cycle lane

Car parked illegally in Cycle lane

W582 EOO illegally parked in cycle lane

Yes another parked van in cycle lane

Yet another lorry parked in teh cycle lane.

The usual obstructions in the mandatory cycle lane on Bateman Street

Obstruction of contraflow cycle lane and footway in Downing St

Vehicle parked in cycle lane in Regent St

Thoroughly (and illegally) blocked contraflow lane.

Cyclist squeezed between traffic and vans illegally blocking the contraflow cycle lane.

Yet another white van on Bateman Street scrupulously keeping the road clear for motor vehicles while blocking the contraflow cycle lane.

St Andrews Bureau van blocking the contraflow cycle lane - as a local property management company they really should know better.

The road has already been narrowed by building work, so it's particularly bad for a City Council truck to block the Mandatory Cycle Lane here!

Taxi AG04 LCN with license 1051 parked in contra-flow cycle lane with double yellow line. So much about professional drivers.

Private hire vehicle CU05 MWM with windscreen plate number 409, parked (engine off) in contraflow cycle lane. Took this picture, then went over to his window. Me: "Are you aware that you're illegally parked?" Him: "Mate, mate: move on." ... [more]

An extremely underexposed shot of AV53 ZBX parked illegally in the contraflow cycle lane. See #20201 for the wider shot.

Red VW bus with number plate KX56 HHV (taxi license 158, see also #19068 and #19261) stopping in a cycle lane again, despite space on the pavement.

Once again, a St Andrews Bureau property management company van blocking the contraflow cycle lane outside their properties on Bateman Street.

Saint Andrews Bureau truck blocking the contraflow cycle lane and footway on Bateman Street again - as a local property management firm they really should know better.

The contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street - blocked by a white van, as usual.

Cambridge's town centre "bus station" is Emmanuel Street, with stands overflowing into neighbouring streets and a bus garage on the corner with Parkside. It is now one way for motor traffic, with a contraflow lane to maintain 2 way cycle ... [more]

Wonderful - a warning sign for the car traffic which isn't being impeded, but nothing at all for cycle traffic in the contraflow lane which has actually been totally blocked.

Apex Scaffolding truck parked in Mandatory Cycle Lane - but would it be any safer if they parked on the other side and carried the poles across??

Delivery van parked in cycle lane on Hills Road. "The traffic wardens told me I can park here" was the response. See the bike trying to pass in the main traffic flow.

Cyclist pushing bike along footway, possibly due to St Andrews Bureau vans parked illegally in the Mandatory Cycle Lane. As a local property management firm they really should know better. One of their vans was there again four days later.

AD58 VXG blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd

AD58 VYT blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd. The driver also made a rude hand gesture.

AG58 FTT blocking cycle lane in front of Robinson College on Grange Rd

LJ51 YRK blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School (Grange Rd)

S887 JRK blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School (Grange Rd)

Taxi AC03 CVK (licence number 119) blocking cycle lane on Huntingdon Road

S482 JEG blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St

YX51 CZT and others blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School

EN07 WDL and many other cars blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College School.

HY54 WZU blocking contraflow cycle lane Bateman St/Panton St corner

BD55 EZT blocking contraflow cycle lane Bateman St/Panton St corner

YT02 WXX blocking mandatory cycle lane in front of St John's College School

T50 ABG at St John's College School partly blocking cycle lane

VK07 MVC blocking BOTH cycle lanes at the same time - right in front of Grand Arcade cycle shop!

Van BD55 EZT blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St corner Panton St.

Taxi blocking contraflow cycle lane on Downing Street

Removal van blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St

Removal van blocking contraflow cycle lane in Bateman St

This mandatory cycle lane, redmac, ASL, double yellow line area is SOOO CONVENIENT for the local shops near Mitchams corner. Selfish driver of van AD03 UFU leaves cyclist in an awkward position at the traffic lights and with no chance to ge ... [more]

Mandatory Cycle Lane (MCL) on Chesterton Road is often used by motorists to park their cars (plate R960 EMW "just popped into the offices" on the opposite side), pushing cyclists into the main lane with cars often exceeding 30 mph on this s ... [more]

Mandatory Cycle Lane (MCL) on Chesterton Road is often used by motorists to stop or park their cars (plate R2 NAW ), pushing cyclists (many school children) into the main lane with cars often exceeding 30 mph on this straight (see also #170 ... [more]

Two white vans blocking the contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street - right by the traffic island.

More bad parking - happens almost every morning

Water Street start of cycle lane and cross-hatching to prevent parking

Car waiting in the MCL contra flow lane on Emmanuel Street. Driver of the car AN08 XYA is away from the car in a shop.

Van blocks the ludicrously narrow cycle path and the pavement. Just after 3 in the afternoon as children are leaving school and walking (very few cycle for obvious reasons) home.

One more van (KE55 JTD) using orange flashing lights to make parking in the cycle lane outside Revolution legal. Magic!

Car KG51 FNW selfishly and illegally blocking the bypass lane that allows cyclists to avoid conflict with oncoming motor vehicles at the Radegund Rd traffic calming. Note. There is no shortage of legitimate parking spaces only a few yard ... [more]

Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15044, which shows the same vehicle there several hours earlier.

Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15045.

Dangerous and illegal parking is very common. Turning into the contraflow cycle lane on Mawson Road leaves the cyclist stuck between oncoming cars on Mill Road and Mawson Road

Bike lane is now a convenient parking bay for taxis. Parking is not enforced since the red tarmac obscures the double yellow lines. Police can't be bothered to enforce the statutory bike lane.

Taxis parked on the cycle contraflow on Mawson Road. The blue one was still there two hours later.

Taxis in contraflow MCL outside cafe in Mawson Road

Not planned with buses in mind...

With a little care (less) parking it's possible to block the pavement and the cycle lane. Licensed taxi 148 blocks mandatory cycle lane and pavement outside Revolution in Downing Street, Cambridge

The taxi driver (plates MA03 ZBP ) with license 1015 is not bothered by the photo being taken of him blocking the mandatory cycle lane in rush hour (Wednesday, 8:05 am) as he is reading today's headlines about the supposedly increased cos ... [more]

The taxi driver (plates MA03 ZBP ) with license 1015 is not bothered by the photo being taken of him blocking the mandatory cycle lane in rush hour (Wednesday, 8:05 am) as he is reading today's headlines about the supposedly increased cos ... [more]

Vehicles K501NCR and T989LHK illegally and inconsiderately parked on the Bateman Street contraflow cycle lane.

Van DN04 GUX was parked in double yellow lines near Manamexico - CB2 1AB. He was warned by LAPE Warden. The van was then moved into the MCL right after the Downing College entrance (CB2 1DQ), where LAPE doesn't bite.

Anroe Electrical Lighting van EF54PPX parked on double yellow lines and blocking cycle path, north side of end of Glisson Rd, where it meets Hills Rd, just outside Cambridge Coffee Company shop.

Not much point providing a cycle lane if motorists illegally park in it.

A taxi blocking a mandatory cycle lane during the morning peak. There are safer and legal places to stop in the service road to the left.

Car "YS 52 OAA" illegally parked so as to cause a dangerous obstruction to a cycle bypass lane in Cherry Hinton High Street. Reported to Police as incident CC20071206-358.

Cyclists wait as cars use their contraflow (illegally) due to queuing lorries.

University of Cambridge EMBS vehicle FE03 UGK illegally on the Downing Street cycle lane and pavement.

A van driver actually being ticketed by a police employee (not sure if a policewoman or a PCSO) for parking/stopping in the Downing Street cycle lane.

Lynx delivery van X861 EKK illegally stopped/parked in cycle lane on Downing Street.

On the afternoon of the first Saturday after the new John Lewis opened in Grand Arcade (across the road) this lorry was parked blocking the contraflow cycle lane on Downing Street while delivering to the 'Revolution' bar. This was forcing ... [more]

Tetley / Carlsberg van delivering on Downing Street: 24th August 2007: 09.13 BST

Illegal use of the cycleway and pavement by Carslberg lorry, YJ55 FWC. 23rd October 2007, mid-morning.

Red car W516 VOJ reported to police at 4:45 pm as incident 0403 / 02102007. This vehicle is a regular culprit: #11515, #11517 and #11638. Note: Many obstructions on the pavement. Confusing layout for cyclists.

A newly re-painted continues white line on the East Road MCL invites motorists to use that "extra space". Cyclists are being pushed into the main traffic lane of the ring road. Volvo L606 RAH reported as incident 340 / 21092007. Car has suf ... [more]

Volvo L606 RAH reported as incident 340 / 21092007. Car has sufficient space to not block the MCL.

The van MX05 OLM manages to park in two cycle lanes at once (pavement contraflow cycle lane + onstreet MCL) + obstructing the view for traffic coming from Hamilton Road. Drivers answer: "We have build the buildout and parked here for six we ... [more]

Car encroaching onto the East Road Mandatory Cycle Lane, blocking the dropped kerb. The red Renault W516 VOJ had been there for at least two hours: #11515 . Weeks later #11639. How many police cars pass this place every hour on their return ... [more]

Car parking on the East Road layby where cars encroach onto the MCL when accelerating on the bend after the Newmarket Road roundabout. The red Renault W516 VOJ was still parked there two hours later.

Camper van K492RTN tries to block cycle lane and footpath at once

Virgin Media vehicle HG07NFJ blocking cycle lane. Reported to the company using the "How am I driving?" phone number with no response, and the vehicle was illegally parked some weeks later.

Car "X566DKC" obstructing Mandatory Cycle Lane on Cromwell Road. Reported to Police as incident 533.

Car "GSL U581" (Polish number plate) obstructing the mandatory cycle lane on Cromwell Road. Reported to Police with incident number 546

The cycle lane is hidden to the right of the car. This is the point where bicycles are supposed to get off the pavement into the on street MCL. Unfortunately the section is badly designed and the MCL is hard to find when cars are obstructin ... [more]

Clearly marked Mandatory Cycle Lane on Milton Road.

Bus and Cycle Lane on Milton Road

Two cars are inconsiderately invading the cycle lane and were reported on 14JUN07 case 377. Car " N982 SDW " parked over double yellow line and invading MCL .

Cyclists coming from the subway under the roundabout are theoretically required to dismount for a section of about two meters. The dropped kerb and area where cyclists are supposed to join the on street MCL is frequently blocked by cars on ... [more]

Inconsiderate parking on lay-by on East Road put cyclists in danger from cars / lorries / coaches on East Road.

A perennial problem on Bateman Street contraflow.

A perennial problem on Bateman Street contraflow.

This vehicle, illegally stopped in a cycle lane on Hills Road, thought that the cycle lane in the rush hour would make a pleasant place to stop for a bite to eat, for five minutes.

Mandatory Cycle Lane on Chesterton Road (between George St and Chesterton Hall Crescent) by night. (see also #17071, #13132 and #17072)

Inconsiderate and antisocial parking by staff from Anglian Home Improvements in Cambridge (ANGLIAN WINDOWS LIMITED, Company No. 02540020) causes safety issues on East Road. This is after complaints by phone and online that same day. Cars wi ... [more]

Bateman Street. Contraflow MCL. Lots of parked cars (no cycle parking) plus vehicles obstructing the MCL (there were three of them on that occasion) leave little room for bicycles.

Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. This is the part where bicycle remerge onto the road from the pavement. The obstructing car (number plate ... [more]

Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. Car (number plate EJ93 MKE ) reported to police with reference 154. Note the prolonged bend which leave ... [more]

Mandatory Cycle Lane on East Road. Car parking on lay-by invades MCL with rear wheel right on top of the bicycle painted on the floor. Car (number plate EJ03 MKE ) reported to police with reference 154.

Typical situation on Hills Road. What are MCLs good for if cars (BT service van, number plate FL05 ZNH ) stand / stop and even park in them?

Typical situation on Hills Road. What are MCLs good for if cars (number plate AK55 BCF ) stand / stop and even park in them?

MCL on East Rd. Due to inappropriate design of the lay-by cyclist get pushed into Ring Road traffic (dangerous) or onto pavement (illegal). Note the prolonged bend which leave cars coming from the roundabout out of sight. Cars, lorries vans ... [more]

East Rd nr Newmarket Rd roundabout. Cars parked on lay-by force cyclists out of MCL into main traffic where cars/vans/buses/lorries frequently exceeding 30 miles /h speed limit tend to invade the lane due to a bend. The bay allows 30 minute ... [more]

Cars obstructing the MCL on East Road (near roundabout) force bicycles onto the pavement (illegal, could cost £35 on the spot) as cars invade MCL.

Another delivery man thinks its convenient to stop / park in the MCL on Milton Road

Most Sunday mornings cars (different ones) park in the MCL. Being pushed from the MCL into the main lane is particularly bad on Sundays, as due to less traffic on Milton Rd cars tend to exceed the 30 m/h speed limit on the road.

¿What is it with MCLs and parking? Here at a crossing with traffic lights.

Taxi X217 DNU illegally stopped/parked in the cycle lane on Hills Road. Illegal and anti-social actions like this make such lanes useless.

After reporting the obstruction caused by cars on the MCL to the police several times, I have noticed an improvement during the past few days in that cars only invade the MCL, without blocking it completely.

Cars are allowed to park Mon-Sat daytime for 30 min in this lay-by on East Road, which is designated on our Traffic Regulation Orders and by signage on site as a maximum waiting parking place. This one invades the MCL and stands on the "cyc ... [more]

Even a double yellow line does not always stop motorists. This picture was taken one day two after Ian Greasley forwarded message to the "Local Authority Parking Enforcement" (LAPE) office at Cambridge City Council.

The Milton Road cycle lane is popular with parking cars... See invading white vehicle,parked blue one and lorry in bus/cycle lane on the opposite side.

Van, from Hilary's Wholesale Cambridge, illegally and dangerously obstructing the contraflow cycle lane, choosing to deliver to the Pembroke College kitchens by stopping directly outside, rather than stopping in an adjacent side-road or usi ... [more]

Police car in a traffic queue, with a vehicle using the cycle lane illegally.

Car using the cycle lane illegally for unloading. There is a loading bay 50m up the road.

Vehicle J835EHD, of Sheppard's Removals & Storage, parked illegally and totally inconsiderately in the cycle lane, creating much danger, just before 10am on 14th November 2006. Note the cyclist about to face an oncoming bus, and the bloc ... [more]

School of Motoring vehicle in Mandatory Cycle Lane in Hills Road. Note proximity of cyclist.

Abusive driver stopped in mandatory contrafow cycle lane in Downing Street. Others report that this vehicle has been stopped here on other days.

The short cycle lane at the west (Hills Rd) end of Glisson Road is often blocked by vehicles parked illegally on the double yellow lines. Some regular sweeps have been requested to try and stamp out this illegal and selfish behaviour.

Obstruction of the contraflow cycle lane by illegally parked vehicles is a persistent problem. Cyclists are forced to leave the lane and ride into oncoming traffic to get past vans like these. The second van in the picture is straddling the ... [more]

Some nice parking in the cycle lane. Right in the path of cyclists turning on/off the railway bridge.

East Rd, southbound. The lay-out is difficult to master and cars obstructing the passage where cyclists have to enter the cycle lanes where cars come out of the roundabout.

East Rd, southbound. The lay-out is difficult to master and cars obstructing the passage where cyclists have to enter the cycle lanes where cars come out of the roundabout.

This illegally and inconsiderately parked car has been ticketed. But it is not next to a yellow line so apparently not enforceable under the Council's new parking enforcement regime. Could this have been ticketed by the police?

More totally selfish Parking blocking this cycleway.

Selfish and illegal car parking forces pedestrians into the road.

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