If a cycle lane is marked by signs and a broken white line, you must not drive or park in the cycle lane unless it is unavoidable.

Although there is no specific definition of avoidable and each case will be dealt with on an individual basis, motorists are asked to use their common sense and courtesy and bear in mind the safety of all road users. If a vehicle's presence contributes to a collision or causes an obstruction they could be prosecuted.

We understand that information passed to a shop owner on Hookstone Road by a Police Community Support Officer on 17 January 2014 was not clearly defined. However, this was rectified three days later by a local sergeant. We apologise for this lack of clarity and misunderstanding. However, the cycle lane was in operation several months prior to 17 January.

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