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Impose fines for parking in cycle lanes

Submitted on Tuesday 16th August 2011

Published on Wednesday 17th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 17th August 2012

Signatures: 17

Petition Action

Impose fines for parking in cycle lanes

Additional Information

I believe cycle lanes do help to prevent cyclists coming into contact with motor vehicles.
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This benefit however is lost and worse, becomes a danger, when these cycle lanes are blocked by parked vehicles.
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Parked cars and other vehicles stationary in the cycle lanes require cyclists to leave their designated lanes and move into the road and hence into the path of other vehicles.
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This deviation into the road itself requires both types of road-user to predict what the other is going to do and act according to that prediction. A prediction that if wrong could cause injury to the cyclist or the veering motor vehicle to enter the path of on-coming traffic.
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In my opinion, fines should be imposed upon vehicles found to be clearly parking on cycle lanes for any length of time.


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