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Gallery: Downing Street cycle lane

Use of a mandatory cycle lane by vehicles is illegal. These are a few photos which demonstrate a hotspot for such use.

Please report obstructions to the Police on 0845 456 456 4 (report as a dangerous obstruction and make clear it is not a LAPE [Local Authority Parking Enforcement - which basically just covers yellow lines] issue).

The City Council confirmed on 30th July 2007 that the Planning Condition applied to the pub next to the Cambridge Building Society is:

"All deliveries to the Class A3 premises at 3-8 Downing Street shall be completed by 0730 hours Monday to Sunday"

This gallery was created on Wednesday, 23rd May 2007

Cyclists wait as cars use their contraflow (illegally) due to queuing lorries.

On the afternoon of the first Saturday after the new John Lewis opened in Grand Arcade (across the road) this lorry was parked blocking the contraflow cycle lane on Downing Street while delivering to the 'Revolution' bar. This was forcing ... [more]

Tetley / Carlsberg van delivering on Downing Street: 24th August 2007: 09.13 BST

Vehicle HY04 AKN illegally parked in the cycle lane and across the pavement, making a delivery here rather than using the proper delivery entrance to the site.

Vehicle EK55 WDO illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement.

Thoughtless and illegal van parking

South Cambs taxi 1101 obstructing the cycle lane in Downing Street.

Van blocking pavement at Revolution pub, in probable breach of their planning obligations if it is delivering there.

Another delivery blocking Downing Street MANDATORY cycle lane. @parcelforce is this ok? @camcycle @CambsCops https://t.co/zlJW2wTeud

Dangerous illegal parking in contraflow

What cycle lane? https://t.co/V2ZBao5sb9

Nice bit of parking this morning forcing me to go head on with oncoming traffic or stop. I chose to stop, hence the photo. I guess this is a regular delivery so it would be good to hear your opinion please @CambsCops @camcycle @camcitco ... [more]

This vehicle was parked outside the Rat and Parrot for over 2 hours between 8:30 and 10:30, and despite requests no police action was taken. Stopping in this section of Downing Street is very dangerous, and here even pedestrians were force ... [more]

Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15045.

Totally thoughtless (and illegal) blocking of the Downing Street contraflow by Area Scaffolding van, registration P214 LLX. See also #15044, which shows the same vehicle there several hours earlier.

Police car parked in the cycle lane, totally unnecessarily. Not obviously an emergency situation.

Vehicles YU52 XDS, E2 MCT, GN07 HXO and H7 VEW obstructing Downing Street cycle lane whilst resurfacing works were being carried out.

FedEx van X982 GGS in Downing Street cycle lane and most of the pavement. Moved off shortly afterwards.

Pembroke St contraflow cycle lane blocked by a BT van - a particularly bad location, right by the junction.

Loomis vehicle DK56TXT illegally parked in the cycle lane outside the Revolution bar. Thoughtless and illegal.

University of Cambridge EMBS vehicle FE03 UGK illegally on the Downing Street cycle lane and pavement.

A van driver actually being ticketed by a police employee (not sure if a policewoman or a PCSO) for parking/stopping in the Downing Street cycle lane.

Lynx delivery van X861 EKK illegally stopped/parked in cycle lane on Downing Street.

Illegal use of the cycleway and pavement by Carslberg lorry, YJ55 FWC. 23rd October 2007, mid-morning.

TNT vehicle unloading in MCL outside Revolution at busiest time of day.

Illegal use of cycle lane and pavement by van during construction of the Revolution pub / bar.

This van using the cycle lane and pavement illegally seems to be a persistent offender. See also photos #10922 and #11282.

Van HY04 AKN, run by the company Initial, parking/unloading illegally in the Downing Street contraflow lane.

Van blocking both pavement and cycle lane during the construction of the Revolution bar / pub on Downing Street.

This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra.

This van, Y957 UOX, of Acomb Removals & Storage, York, thought the cycle lane would be a sensible place to unload over, rather than entering the University's Downing Site and walking a few yards extra.

More use of Mandatory Cycle Lanes outside the Rat & Parrot, Cambridge. Enforcement needed.

Vehicle MF54 KCX illegally blocking the cycle lane and pavement.

Scaffolding vehicle P364 GAV illegally within the cycle lane, unloading rather than having driven into the bay just behind it. Note the cyclist forced into the road with blind vision.

Vehicle J835EHD, of Sheppard's Removals & Storage, parked illegally and totally inconsiderately in the cycle lane, creating much danger, just before 10am on 14th November 2006. Note the cyclist about to face an oncoming bus, and the bloc ... [more]

Driver of Brandon Tool Hire vehicle VU55 WPL deciding that his needs are more important than the legal ability of cycles and walkers to use their space. Enforcement is needed here, right under a CCTV camera no less.

Lazily-parked vans cause buses to have to enter the cycle lane.

I wonder whether CAT Scaffolding Ltd had a TRO or other permission to block the cycle lane for their vehicle R960ENC. It's a shame that the 'Safe Access Solutions' motto on their truck doesn't apply to walkers or cyclists trying to use thei ... [more]

Footway blocked on Downing Street.

Selfish and illegal car parking forces pedestrians into the road.

Abusive driver stopped in mandatory contrafow cycle lane in Downing Street. Others report that this vehicle has been stopped here on other days.

Delivery vehicle waiting to enter the Grand Arcade via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle was there, obstructing the mandatory cycle lane, for a significant time rather than being directed around the block

A truck delivering to the Grand Arcade development via St Tibbs Row. The vehicle drove along the contraflow cycle lane and up onto the pavement on the south side of Downing Street. Unbelievably there were no traffic marshals in either direc ... [more]

The day after 'Revolution' (new name for pub) were supposed to have been read the riot act, this lorry was stopped for some 20min, and the driver laughed.

Loomis vehicle DK56TXT stopped in cycle lane outside Revolution on Downing Street

Taxi KX53DND using the cycle lane in the rush hour (5.30pm) outside the Revolution bar.

KE53 HKW (illegally) unloading in Downing St. cycle lane

With a little care (less) parking it's possible to block the pavement and the cycle lane. Licensed taxi 148 blocks mandatory cycle lane and pavement outside Revolution in Downing Street, Cambridge

Revolution are at it again. Staff think it is funny when someone complains at the illegal, dangerous and obstructive unloading

The driver was unloading from the back of the lorry, so I stopped and asked him if he knew he was parked illegally in a cycle lane. His reply was “Yes, I know. What are you going to do about it?”. It was a bit early in the morning for a ... [more]

EX52 FFC, parked in the contraflow lane down Downing Street. Again: apologies about the underexposed nature of the shot; my camera's not too happy during mornings and the evenings. I wish winter would hurry up.

Illegal unloading in St Andrews St (24x7 ban) within a few metres of busy junction

Obstruction of contraflow cycle lane and footway in Downing St

Carlsberg lorry unloading to Revolutions bar at 7:30 am on the 14th April 2010 completely blocking the cycle lane causing cyclists to pull into oncomming traffic blind.

Unknown van using up most of the contraflow on Downing Street; couldn't be bothered to get his registration—there's really no point; nothing'll ever get done about it.

Yet another Carlsberg lorry parked on the contra-flow mandatory cycle lane, forcing cyclists into head-on confrontation with oncoming traffic. Registration YJ08 AHL.

Carlsberg lorries are still parking on the contraflow cycle lane, creating dangerous conditions for anyone using it by causing them to swerve directly into the path of oncoming traffic.

Van blocking Downing St cycle lane

HRP (refrigeration / air conditioning equipment) van illegally blocking this heavily-used cycle lane

Global Infusion Group van illegally and inconsiderately parked in a cycle lane and on the pavement

Blocking the Downing Street contraflow cycle lane.

Downing St, Cambridge, 10 mins ago. Dangerous, @BOConline @camcycle ? That's a contraflow cycle lane there. http://t.co/DgjsgcQXoM

Illegal use of contraflow cycleway on Downing Street. Once one vehicle is present, more treat this as carte blanche to join.

DPD van parked, having driven illegally into the cycleway and onto the pavement

Three vans blocking cycleway and pavement working on the Revolution pub, in breach of planning consent C/98/0231 and in breach of the Highway Code.

Van in cycleway, a common problem here.

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Vans parked illegally at Revolution Cambridge, also in contravention of its planning consent, during refurbishment works

Van parked illegally in contraflow cycleway

Van parked illegally in contraflow cycleway

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