Parking on cycle-lanes – the inconvenient (legal) truth

(with thanks to the cyclist who persevered and Greener Leith for publishing her findings) 

A regular cyclist on Leith Walk decided to investigate what the actual rules are around double parking in the new advisory cycle lanes on Leith Walk. The responses she got are not reassuring.

Apparently, parking in cycle lanes marked off by solid lines is illegal. Cycle lanes marked off by broken lanes are advisory – driving, stopping and parking is not illegal. Just guess which sort of line Leith Walk’s new cycle lanes have.  As the cyclist who reported her investigation put it, Edinburgh Council ‘has invested a fair amount of money into a second parking lane marked in pretty red with a couple of cycles painted onto it.’

See the full report on Greener Leith’s website.