Donate using PayPal

Gallery: Downing Street cycle lane

Use of a mandatory cycle lane by vehicles is illegal. These are a few photos which demonstrate a hotspot for such use.

Please report obstructions to the Police on 0845 456 456 4 (report as a dangerous obstruction and make clear it is not a LAPE [Local Authority Parking Enforcement - which basically just covers yellow lines] issue).

The City Council confirmed on 30th July 2007 that the Planning Condition applied to the pub next to the Cambridge Building Society is:

"All deliveries to the Class A3 premises at 3-8 Downing Street shall be completed by 0730 hours Monday to Sunday"

This gallery was created on Wednesday, 23rd May 2007.

Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15045. 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. Police car parked in the cycle lane, totally unnecessarily. Not obviously an emergency situation. Vehicles YU52 XDS, E2 MCT, GN07 HXO and H7 VEW obstructing Downing Street cycle lane whilst resurfacing works were being carried out. FedEx van X982 GGS in Downing Street cycle lane and most of the pavement. Moved off shortly afterwards. Pembroke St contraflow cycle lane blocked by a BT van - a particularly bad location, right by the junction. Cyclists wait as cars use their contraflow (illegally) due to queuing lorries. Loomis vehicle DK56TXT illegally parked in the cycle lane outside the Revolution bar. Thoughtless and illegal. 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. TNT vehicle unloading in MCL outside Revolution at busiest time of day. Illegal use of cycle lane and pavement by van during construction of the Revolution pub / bar. This van using the cycle lane and pavement illegally seems to be a persistent offender. See also photos #10922 and #11282. Vehicle HY04 AKN illegally parked in the cycle lane and across the pavement, making a delivery here rather than using the proper delivery entrance to the site. Van HY04 AKN, run by the company Initial, parking/unloading illegally in the Downing Street contraflow lane. Van blocking both pavement and cycle lane during the construction of the Revolution bar / pub on Downing Street. This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra. This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra. More use of Mandatory Cycle Lanes outside the Rat & Parrot, Cambridge. Enforcement needed. Vehicle MF54 KCX illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement. Vehicle EK55 WDO illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement. Scaffolding vehicle P364 GAV illegally within the cycle lane, unloading rather than having driven into the bay just behind it. Note the cyclist forced into the road with blind vision. This vehicle was parked outside the Rat and Parrot for over 2 hours between 8:30 and 10:30, and despite requests no police action was taken.  Stopping in this section of Downing Street is very dangerous, and here even pedestrians were force into the r … 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 … Driver of Brandon Tool Hire vehicle VU55 WPL deciding that his needs are more important than the legal ability of cycles and walkers to use their space. Enforcement is needed here, right under a CCTV camera no less. Lazily-parked vans cause buses to have to enter the cycle lane. I wonder whether CAT Scaffolding Ltd had a TRO or other permission to block the cycle lane for their vehicle R960ENC. It's a shame that the 'Safe Access Solutions' motto on their truck doesn't apply to walkers or cyclists trying to use their own space.  cycleway Selfish and illegal car parking forces pedestrians into the road. Abusive driver stopped in mandatory contrafow cycle lane in Downing Street. Others report that this vehicle has been stopped here on other days. Delivery vehicle waiting to enter the Grand Arcade via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle was there, obstructing the mandatory cycle lane,  for a significant time rather than being directed around the block A truck delivering to the Grand Arcade development via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle drove along the contraflow cycle lane and up onto the pavement on the south side of Downing Street. Unbelievably there were no traffic marshals in either direction, as pr …

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

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.

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

Vehicles YU52 XDS, E2 MCT, GN07 HXO and H7 VEW obstructing Downing Street cycle lane whilst resurfacing works were being carried out.

FedEx van X982 GGS in Downing Street cycle lane and most of the pavement. Moved off shortly afterwards.

Pembroke St contraflow cycle lane blocked by a BT van - a particularly bad location, right by the junction.

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

Loomis vehicle DK56TXT illegally parked in the cycle lane outside the Revolution bar. Thoughtless and illegal.

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.

TNT vehicle unloading in MCL outside Revolution at busiest time of day.

Illegal use of cycle lane and pavement by van during construction of the Revolution pub / bar.

This van using the cycle lane and pavement illegally seems to be a persistent offender. See also photos #10922 and #11282.

Vehicle HY04 AKN illegally parked in the cycle lane and across the pavement, making a delivery here rather than using the proper delivery entrance to the site.

Van HY04 AKN, run by the company Initial, parking/unloading illegally in the Downing Street contraflow lane.

Van blocking both pavement and cycle lane during the construction of the Revolution bar / pub on Downing Street.

This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra.

This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra.

More use of Mandatory Cycle Lanes outside the Rat & Parrot, Cambridge. Enforcement needed.

Vehicle MF54 KCX illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement.

Vehicle EK55 WDO illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement.

Scaffolding vehicle P364 GAV illegally within the cycle lane, unloading rather than having driven into the bay just behind it. Note the cyclist forced into the road with blind vision.

This vehicle was parked outside the Rat and Parrot for over 2 hours between 8:30 and 10:30, and despite requests no police action was taken. Stopping in this section of Downing Street is very dangerous, and here even pedestrians were force ... [more]

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]

Driver of Brandon Tool Hire vehicle VU55 WPL deciding that his needs are more important than the legal ability of cycles and walkers to use their space. Enforcement is needed here, right under a CCTV camera no less.

Lazily-parked vans cause buses to have to enter the cycle lane.

I wonder whether CAT Scaffolding Ltd had a TRO or other permission to block the cycle lane for their vehicle R960ENC. It's a shame that the 'Safe Access Solutions' motto on their truck doesn't apply to walkers or cyclists trying to use thei ... [more]

cycleway

Selfish and illegal car parking forces pedestrians into the road.

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

Delivery vehicle waiting to enter the Grand Arcade via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle was there, obstructing the mandatory cycle lane, for a significant time rather than being directed around the block

A truck delivering to the Grand Arcade development via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle drove along the contraflow cycle lane and up onto the pavement on the south side of Downing Street. Unbelievably there were no traffic marshals in either direc ... [more]

We welcome your feedback, especially to report bugs or give us route feedback.

My comments relate to: *






Your comments: *
URL of page: * http://www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/13/
How did you find out about CycleStreets?:
Your name:
Our ref:

* Items marked with an asterisk [*] are required fields and must be fully completed.