not reAlly. our street has a parking problem. my neighbour puts an old bike in the space when his wife goes to work in the car to block the space till she gets home up to 12hours later. is this ok.
as it is a bicycle it is not taxed or insured. he puts it on the road side of the kerb strategically placedlongways againt the kerb to stop any cars parking of other residents or visitors parking in front of his house so his wife can park her car when she gets home from work. its not about parking a bike it is purely to to reserve a parking place for a car on a public road. the bike itself doesnt work.he could be using a wheely bin or
a stolen bollard for the same pupose but obviously thinks a bike looks less like deliberately saving the space for the car
Are you saying that it is legally ok to "park" a pedal cycle on a public residential road outside your home (not on the footpath but on the road itself as you would park a car) with the sole intention of blocking that stretch of kerbside parking until you get home from work, move the cycle to your garden and park your car in the space you have reserved with the cycle? But there is a possibility that the cycle could/would be an obstruction? If a neighbour moved the cycle out the road so they could park their car would they be committing an offence?