I’ve blogged about Castle Street cycle lane before here: http://mattturner.blog/the-ongoing-saga-of-sheffields-castle-street-cycle-lane/
Today I headed down to try and film some taxis blocking the cycle lane, but I came across another set of vehicles using it…
The police have given us assurances that they know it is dangerous to park in this lane, that it causes traffic problems, that they will move vehicles on when they see them there, but I don’t think they are sincere.
“We come out of Snig Hill time and time again and they’re parked. And I can totally sympathise with you going back up towards Angel Street, we move them on for two reasons. They’re blocking the cycle path and they stick out that far into the road they stop buses as there’s a bus stop. They have a knock on effect that they hold everything else up behind them”
“That area comes under my beat area and I’ll pay it some attention, I’ll get down there as often as I can. Unfortunately I cant be there 24/7, it’s just not possible for us we don’t have the man power at the moment to be there all the time.”
Quote from South Yorkshire Police at a council meeting
Here I present my evidence that they are not being sincere: