Pat asked: Can motorists legally park in a designated bike lane?
In most circumstances, parking in bike lanes is prohibited.
The statute that applies is:
s. 316.1945 – Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places
(1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
(b) Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
6. On an exclusive bicycle lane.
For more about short stops to discharge passengers, see: