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Is this appropriate? Would you do the same thing in a road?

From my point of view, I cannot cross over the white line onto the pavement to the right, as that would be cycling on the pavement and is illegal. It's also illegal to drive a vehicle on the pavement and to block a cyclelane with a parked vehicle. The jacket thrown down would arguably be obstruction.

Stopping or Parking in Cycle Lanes
Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law)
You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram or cycle lane.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860

Driving in Cycle Lanes
Highway Code Rule 140 (backed up in law)
You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070308

Parking causing an Obstruction
Highway Code Rule 242 (backed up in law)
You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860

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