During my commuting to work I see vehicles parked on mandatory cycle lanes. Those vehicles are usually vans and even coaches.
According to the Highway code
Cycle lanes. These are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation. Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable. You MUST NOT park in any cycle lane whilst waiting restrictions apply
So I wonder why the other day I was quickly dismissed by a London Police patrol when a coach was parked just after the junction between King's Cross/Farringdon rd. and Calthorpe st.
I understand that the coach has to pick up some people form the hotel that is right there, but given that I've seen those coaches parking there several times, it all sound like there is the need to find an alternative solution.
To simply abuse of a facility for another category of road users, is not a solution and is quite arrogant IMO.