Parking in Bike Lanes

Question

Pat asked: Can motorists legally park in a designated bike lane?

Answer

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:

http://flbikelaw.org/2010/07/buses-stopping-in-bike-lanes/

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