This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 23.
Parking on cycle lanes and paths is something we’ve highlighted before. But it is something that keeps on happening. You all know it happens all the time. But every now and again we come across some particularly blatant examples which deserve a photo.
Tim Brinton Motors on the corner of Cherry Hinton Road and Hills Road appear to be systematic offenders. Here, they left room for neither cyclists nor pedestrians to get through. And here, the owner of this people-wagon said it wasn’t her fault – the garage had left it there.
This car had obviously been in a crash. And where would it be safe to abandon it? Push it into a cycle lane, of course!
Perhaps the worst example to date was when travellers set up caravans blocking the cycle track just east of the Park & Ride site on Newmarket Road. The Council has since moved them on.
It’s not all bad! The removal company here deserves top marks for consideration towards cyclists when it left the cycle lane clear on Chesterton Road.