Parking in bike lanes only yield citations under certain circumstances

Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 18:34:29-04

The bike lane across the street from Gloria Hicks elementary is fairly new.

“Just a little under a year,” said Lieutenant Frazier.

However, if you drive down Carroll Lane you may see cars parked on it.

The bicyclist has basically no choice but to move over into a driving lane but stay as far to the right as possible,” said Frazier.

Frazier says vehicles parked on bike lanes are actually not breaking any laws; by state or local ordinance.

“There’s nothing as far as law enforcement can do,” said Frazier. “It’s good to be neighborly just to be nice and allow the bicyclist to be able to use that lane without them having to move over into the roadway and possibly get struck by a vehicle.”

Frazier added that there are cases where drivers can receive citations for parking in those bike lanes.

“Unless there’s signage that says that there’s no parking in that particular lane,” said Frazier.

But as far as the city of Corpus Christi goes, there is no ordinance barring it.