Laura Sharman 10 June 2020

Councils get new powers to tackle misuse of cycle lanes

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Local authorities will be given the power to use CCTV to fine drivers who misuse mandatory cycle lanes, the Government has announced.

The new law - coming into force from 22 June - will enable councils to use CCTV to issue penalty notices to drivers who park or load illegally in cycle lanes.

The Government said the measure would make travelling safer for cyclists who are often forced into the flow of traffic if cycle lanes are blocked by motorists.

Cycling minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, said: 'Across the country there has been a surge in the number of people dusting off their old bike from the back of the shed and cycling, or taking journeys on foot, to get from A to B.

'Giving local authorities more powers to stop cycle lanes from becoming blocked will make it safer for cyclists.'

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