Concern was raised at the June meeting about what were considered to be the potential dangers resulting from the new cycle lanes in Milton of Buchanan. The Community Council brought these concerns to the attention of the relevant bodies such as Drymen Community Development Trust, Sustrans, Stirling Council and the National Park Authority, as a result of which dotted white lines have been laid in the centre of the road on the bends at either end of the village.
This is what The Highway Code Section 140 states:
Cycle lanes. These are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation. Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable. You MUST NOT park in any cycle lane whilst waiting restrictions apply. Law RTRA sects 5 & 8
Sustrans, who were involved in the setting up of this cycle path, say:
Cycle Lanes – Different types of road markings are used to indicate mandatory and advisory cycle lanes – often lanes will be coloured green or red to help them stand out.
If you see a continuous white line it means that the lane is used solely for cyclist.
A dashed white line indicates that other vehicles can use the lane, which means you’re likely to have to share it with other cars and motorbikes, as well as parked cars.