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Parking in Mandatory Cycle Lanes

PringlecpPringlecp Posts: 771
edited May 2007 in Campaign
Hi All
Interesting debate here re mandatory cycle lanes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKKy6-lnfhs#agTgoHREweE

What are the rules with "waiting", as opposed to "parking" in a mandatory lane?
I can understand loading or unloading (where there are no other restrictions), but can you pull over and stop in a mandatory cycle lane to make or receive a phone call? If so, could I pull my car over into a bus lane and stop because the phone rings and claim that I wasn't parking but waiting?


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  • zimzum42zimzum42 Posts: 8,294
    Can't you just cycle round him and not worry about it?

    It's simple, you look over your shoulder, move out into a gap, and pass the car.

    I know we're supposed to fight our corner or whatever, but at least they have pulled over to make their call, rather than knocking a cyclist off somewhere else whilst on the phone.

    Cyclists can be sanctimonious buggers sometimes



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  • PringlecpPringlecp Posts: 771
    I Agree ZimZum - I was more interested in the general debate re parking and pulling over etc


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  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    If everyone parked in cycle lanes, there would be less pressure on cyclists to use them.
    Turn them into car parking facilities and then we can get on with riding our road bikes on the road, where they should be![}:)][;)]

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  • dondaredondare Posts: 2,113
    Just get rid of the cycle-lanes and use the whole road.

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  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Anyone else notice that the pillock was also on the verge - another offence?

    Never mind though - any phone call is more important than safety.

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  • Simon L2Simon L2 Posts: 2,908
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pringle</i>


    but can you pull over and stop in a mandatory cycle lane to make or receive a phone call?
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    just don't answer it. Call them back later.
  • on the roadon the road Posts: 5,631
    There's no such thing as a mandatory cycle lane.
  • The BosscpThe Bosscp Posts: 647
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Simon L2</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pringle</i>


    but can you pull over and stop in a mandatory cycle lane to make or receive a phone call?
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    just don't answer it. Call them back later.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    Well what if it might be important?!
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by zimzum42</i>

    Can't you just cycle round him and not worry about it?

    It's simple, you look over your shoulder, move out into a gap, and pass the car.

    I know we're supposed to fight our corner or whatever, but at least they have pulled over to make their call, rather than knocking a cyclist off somewhere else whilst on the phone.

    Cyclists can be sanctimonious buggers sometimes



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  • dondaredondare Posts: 2,113
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by on the road</i>

    There's no such thing as a mandatory cycle lane.
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    There is. It's one that you're not allowed to drive (or park a motor vehicle) in. Doesn't mean that cyclists have to use it.

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  • Simon L2Simon L2 Posts: 2,908
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by The Boss</i>


    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Simon L2</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Pringle</i>


    but can you pull over and stop in a mandatory cycle lane to make or receive a phone call?
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    just don't answer it. Call them back later.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
    Well what if it might be important?!
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    oh, dear, oh, dear, oh dear!
    If it's important they'll get back to you!!!
    What on earth did people do to make themselves feel important before mobile phones?
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