19 June 2010
Seeing red (or blue) over blocked cycle lanes
It's been a while since I put up some pictures of drivers illegally parked in cycle lanes with the number plates adulterated in Photoshop.
Fortunately, in London, such a situation is swiftly rectified: a ten-minute scoot round your local streets and you have some more examples to amuse yourself with.
This car is blocking the contraflow cycle lane into Lansdown Way, near Clapham. Obviously that makes it dangerous for anyone trying to cycle against the oncoming traffic, but it's good to polish your slalom skills in preparation for Cycle Superhighway 7, on the adjoining road.
Further along the CS7 route, on Southwark Bridge Road, is this van. The blue stripe for the Superficial Cycleway 7 will go here, right along this stretch of double-yellow-line no-parking mandatory-cycle-lane. Let's hope the van isn't still parked in it when they bring the tin of paint round, or it won't be a white van much longer.
Amazing how the number plate is yet again appropriate (see also 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.)