If cyclists treated car lanes the same way that cars treat cycle lanes then…
… that would make us just as inconsiderate as those motorists we have chosen not to become.
But it still annoys me when cars obscure cycle paths as if they simply did not exist. I know motorists are allowed to park on many paths after hours, but that doesn’t make it right. In many cases, these obstructions occur in dangerous places, forcing cyclists to move into fast-moving traffic.
Hammersmith Road, near Olympia, here in West London, is a case in point. Every night at 6.30pm (and sometimes earlier) the cars start parking up along the cycle path. And if that wasn’t bad enough, you have to watch out for car doors being flung open right in front of you too!