Ban parking in bike lanes as well as on pavements, says cycling and walking group

Walking and Cycling Alliance (WACA) call for hushed up and ambiguous law to be reversed

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Cycling and walking groups have called on the government to reverse laws allowing people to park in bike lanes, whilst commending a parliament paper recommending a ban on pavement parking across England.

The current law means people can park in mandatory bike lanes created after 2016, but not those created earlier - despite no visual difference between the two.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.