Kerbside activity

A term used to refer to parking and loading (by motor vehicles) at the edge of the carriageway, adjacent to the footway. It can be presented as a reason why cycleways - which should run between this 'kerbside activity' and the footway - won't work, or would be unsuitable, or would present difficulties.

In practice, however, there is no necessary conflict between loading/parking, and good cycle provision. Parking bays are located outside the cycleway, and then loading takes place across it. Cycleways should be designed in such a way that they can be crossed easily with loads.

Kerbside activity and cycleway Utrecht

Obviously this involves dealing with people cycling as well as people walking, but this only adds a small amount of extra complexity, and should not be presented as a reason to fail to provide cycleways.