Parking across a cycle path

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    Does anyone know if it’s illegal for a car to park across a cycle path? There is a BMW constantly blocking the cycle path that runs along the pavement on Mold Road – just before the B&Q roundabout. I am thinking of contacting the council to report him but just wondered if he was actually doing wrong.




    Parking on the pavement can be obstructing the highway.



    I think there is an issue though as to whether a cycle lane on a road is part of the highway or part of a pavement cycleway as both may have a different legal basis when it come to obstructions..


    Born Acorn

    You MUST NOT stop or park on:

    – the carriageway or the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency (see Rule 270)
    – a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines (see Rule 191)
    – a clearway (see ‘Traffic signs’)
    – taxi bays as indicated by upright signs and markings
    – an Urban Clearway within its hours of operation, except to pick up or set down passengers (see ‘Traffic signs’)
    – a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of the road, except to pick up or set down passengers, or to load or unload goods
    – a tram or cycle lane during its period of operation
    – a cycle track
    – red lines, in the case of specially designated ‘red routes’, unless otherwise indicated by signs. Any vehicle may enter a bus lane to stop, load or unload where this is not prohibited (see Rule 141).



    Thanks for the info everyone –




    I have yet to cycle down Abbot Street, Wrexham (the contraflow cycle path) without someone being parked on the marked cycle path. There are double yellow lines next to this path too but they seem to be completely ignored.

    The same problem is evident in Rossett too, near the Nags Head. The problem is that cyclists are forced out of the cycle lane into the flow of faster traffic. Please park with consideration for others.



    The Abbot street cycle path has a dashed line and is advisory only. A vehicle displaying a valid Blue Badge can park there legally.


    Captain C

    The cycle lane in Rossett is only one way, how do they get back to the starting point?

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