AQW 25969/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 19/09/2013
Answered On Date: 08/10/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he plans to introduce a penalty for drivers who park in advisory cycle lanes, particularly during peak times.

Advisory cycle lanes can be marked on the road without the need for accompanying legislation, and consequently a Penalty Charge Notice cannot be issued to a vehicle found parked in one.
Whenever possible, my Department does try to introduce advisory lanes where there are other parking restrictions in place such as clearway regulations, which, if contravened, would attract a Penalty Charge Notice. As you will appreciate, however, this is not always possible.