Cyclists are at it too

5 Nov

In Cambridge cycles are making this own claims to the pavement. In this street the back gardens were sold for housing which lost them their back access so the bikes and trailers now end up on the pavement. Possibly a cycle rack in the road in place of a resident parking bay would be in order? I have spoken to a London Borough who wished to do just this, however their legal guys thought that while it was legal to leave a big vehicle on the highway that it was possibly not legal to install cycle racks. They may have a point, but equally according to the Law it is not legal to leave any ‘thing’ in the highway and that includes cars.

Newnham cycles

Someone has since suggested one of these, cycle racking for 6 bicycles in the space of a single car. However there is likely to be a planning issue with installing something permanent on the highway.

Cycle rack the size of a car

4 Responses to “Cyclists are at it too”

  1. ian... November 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    Hiya Peter,

    Maybe you could suggest one of ***these*** (Car Bike Rack halfway down the page).

    The bicycle isn’t your enemy :>)


    • Peter Miller November 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

      Neat. I have added an update to the post with details of the product you show. I agree, the bicycle is certainly not the enemy, but bicycles all over of the pavement are no more helpful to pedestrians than cars or bins all over the pavement!

      • ian... November 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

        Yes true, a blocked pavement is a blocked pavement. I’ll have to send you a picture of some of the pavements near to where I live – it’s near a small rail station so you can guess what Mon to Fri is like I’m sure!

  2. Eric D July 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Copenhagen has one answer

    Maybe just use a no-longer-roadworthy van…

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