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Gallery: East Road Bus Bay

The dis-used bus stop was not designed as a car park. Signs indicate a car park where cars obstruct the pavement, the dropped kerb and the mandatory on-street cycle lane. This issue has been reported to the police and the "Local Authority Parking Enforcement" (LAPE) office at Cambridge City Council.

This gallery was created on Monday, 25th June 2007

The infamous East Road layby - the new broken white line has helped but it was quickly worn away and infringements began again - now I see it's been repainted. Maybe it'll last longer this time!

After the council applied the little white lines far fewer cars are invading the MCL. Cyclist can now pass this lay-by faster, safer and more comfortably.

"The lines have been installed this morning (and) are sufficient for the bay to be enforced. Therefore any vehicle not parked wholly within the bay markings is liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice. If you do observe a vehicle parked in ... [more]

"The lines have been installed this morning (and) are sufficient for the bay to be enforced. Therefore any vehicle not parked wholly within the bay markings is liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice. If you do observe a vehicle parked in ... [more]

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.

Red car W516 VOJ reported to police at 4:45 pm as incident 0403 / 02102007 ( #11639 ) was still 20% in the 30 min parking 60% in the MCL at 5:23 pm. This vehicle is a regular culprit: #11515, #11517.

Anti social parking on East Road at 6:41 pm. This after reporting another obstructing car to police at 4:45 pm.

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]

Antoher case of "quality parking". Volvo L606 RAH reported as incident 340 / 21092007. Car has sufficient space to not block the MCL.

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

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]

Two cars encroaching the MCL at a dangerous spot with heavy traffic. The driver of the blue Vauxhall Zafira EJ03 MKE works at Anglia Home Improvements at this location and is "a regular" on this MCL.

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.

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.

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 Road. Cyclists leaving the subway cycleway bypass round the Newmarket Rd roundabout have to stear around street furniture to the dropped kerb, around illegally parked cars - avoiding collision with cars coming from the roundabout.

East Road, 8 March 2007, 3:25 pm. Number plate N146 KVG, reported to police with reference 423. On this occasion the car was on the double yellow line.

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.

Improved situation on East Road, while the parking cars are still a dangerous obstacle. 15 Mar 2007 at 3:20 pm.

East Road. Cyclists leaving the subway cycleway bypass round the Newmarket Rd roundabout have to stear around street furniture to the dropped kerb, around illegally parked cars - avoiding collision with cars coming from the roundabout.

East Road. Cyclists leaving the subway cycleway bypass round the Newmarket Rd roundabout have to stear around street furniture. This rainy day Mr Mondeo took care of blocking the dropped kerb, despite of the big bicycle painted right in fro ... [more]

Where has the dropped kerb on this important route gone...?

East Road. Cyclists leaving the subway cycleway bypass round the Newmarket Rd roundabout have to stear around street furniture to the dropped kerb, around illegally parked cars - avoiding collision with cars coming from the roundabout.

After writing several times to the authorities I still encounter cars obstructing this part pretty much every afternoon I pass Eastroad. The disused bus stop needs re-designing.

When cyclists have to steer around the obstructing cars they are in danger of being hit by accelerating cars coming out of the Newmarket Road roundabout. The double yellow line needs to extend to the point where the dis-used bus stop is wid ... [more]

The dis-used bus stop was not designed as a car park. The parking sign (red line) indicates a car park where cars obstruct the pavement, the dropped kerb and the mandatory on-street cycle lane. This picture was taken on day two after Ian Gr ... [more]

The dis-used bus stop is too narrow, cars park on the pavement with one side and obstruct the mandatory cycle lane on the other. This picture was taken on day two after Ian Greasley forwarded message to the "Local Authority Parking Enforcem ... [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 switch from shared use pavement cycleway to on-street mandatory cycle lane on East Rd (Newmarket Rd roundabout) when empty. The bay was designed for buses, not parking. Signs are confusing and need amending to enforce mandatory cycle la ... [more]

The switch from shared use pavement cycleway to on-street mandatory cycle lane on East Rd (Newmarket Rd roundabout). This part of the Ring Road is an important cycling route, but poorly designed and often obstructed. Signs are confusing and ... [more]

This is where cars often park invading pavement and the mandatory cycle lane on East Rd (Newmarket Rd roundabout), forcing cyclist into the car lane. This bay was designed as a bus stop, not parking.

The switch from shared use pavement cycleway to on-street mandatory cycle lane on East Rd (Newmarket Rd roundabout) when empty. Signs on the bay are confusing and need amending to enforce mandatory cycle lane.

Is this meant to be a through cycle toute from Sturton St to East Rd?

Tim asked: Are these for the benefit of cyclists? Simon says: Yes, I think they are. They are there to stop cars parking by this dropped kerb which is near the entrance to the ramp for the Elizabeth Way Subway.

East Road, 8 March 2007, 3:25 pm. Number plate N146 KVG, reported to police with reference 423. In this occasion the car was on double yellow line.

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]

MCL on East Rd. Due to inappropriate design of the lay-by cyclist get pushed into Ring Road traffic (dangerous) or onto pavement (illegal).

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]

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.

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. This is the part where bicycle remerge onto the road from the pavement. The obstructing car (number plate ... [more]

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]

Five people from Anglian Home Improvements, Cambridge (ANGLIAN WINDOWS LIMITED, Company No. 02540020) came out to discuss the photos complaining that it was difficult to find a parking space. Cars with number plates EJ93 MKE and H844 BGW ar ... [more]

In front of Anglian Home Improvements inconsiderate parking on part on MCL, part pavement, part double yellow line, part over the dropped kerb for cyclists causes an obstruction. Cyclists having to navigate around are put in danger. The car ... [more]

In front of Anglian Home Improvements inconsiderate parking in part on MCL, part pavement, part double yellow line, part over the dropped kerb for cyclists causes an obstruction. The double yellow line is somewhat worn out, but continues we ... [more]

In front of "Anglian Home Improvements" inconsiderate parking in part on MCL, part pavement, part double yellow line, part over the dropped kerb for cyclists causes an obstruction. The double yellow line goes way underneath the car N982 SDW ... [more]

Car H844 BGW obstructing Mandatory Cycle Lane at dropped kerb in "legal vacuum".

Car parked in MCL at East Road pushes cyclists who have to steer around it into the main, 3 miles/hr lane. This Zafira EJ03 MKE has been reported to police on previous occasions. Staff at Anglian Home Improvements has been informed and is f ... [more]

That is the shared use pavement part of an intersection of a cycle path on the ring road. Cyclists coming from the right hand side are supposed to push through the car S34 FRP and mount their bicycle in front of the van...

Car blocking on street cycle lane forces cyclists onto the pavement. Car reported as incident 377 - 07Jun2007.

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

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]

Where motorists put their wheels on the CYCLE lane vans and buses on the East Road bend often invade the MCL.

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 .

The design of this cycle way with shared use pavement ending before on street MCL starts is bad. The amount of ugly street furniture and obstructing bollards and posts is awful, the cars parking simply dangerous.

The opposite side of the fence to http://www.camcycle.org.uk/map/location/11135/nearby.html The design of this cycle way with shared use pavement ending before on street MCL starts is bad. The amount of ugly street furniture and obstructin ... [more]

A frequent visitor to the MCL on East Road.

Cars inconsiderately parked in the MCL leave dangerously little space for bicycles.

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]

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