This article was published in 2009, in Newsletter 87.

Bateman Street

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In the article ‘The police and the law’ (Newsletter 85), David Earl implicitly claims that eastbound cyclists on Bateman Street are not allowed to ride outside the cycle lane. While this would be correct for most contraflow cycle lanes in Cambridge, Bateman Street is a little odd and is actually a two-way street with entry restrictions east of each junction. Thus, eastbound cyclists are permitted to use the entire width of the road. The precise details of the restrictions in Bateman Street are in The City of Cambridge Area A (Consolidation) Order 1993 (specifically Section 16 and Schedule 16 Part 2).

Ben Harris