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Others in bus lanes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 16 Nov 2007.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/buslanes.bcc
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Sounds sensible.

    I have never had any problems with motorbikes in bus lanes. Not so sure about mincabs, but they can't be any worse than black cabs........

    What's funny is when people have no idea bus lanes have active hours and I get to undertake them all and save three or four phases of lights.........
     
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Sounds sensible.

    I have never had any problems with motorbikes in bus lanes. Not so sure about mincabs, but they can't be any worse than black cabs........

    What's funny is when people have no idea bus lanes have active hours and I get to undertake them all and save three or four phases of lights.........
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Will these changes slow your journey down?
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Will these changes slow your journey down?
     
  7. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    PTWs use them anyway, and how do you identify minicabs?
     
  8. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    PTWs use them anyway, and how do you identify minicabs?
     
  9. col

    col Veteran

    before you know it,there will be more hold ups in bus lanes,so late buses again.A classic where a taxi is waiting in the bus lane for a gap to go into the next lane,no one wants to give way,as usual,so the bus sits in the bus lane,designed to keep it on time,waiting for the taxi to be let into the other lane,it can only cause more hold ups.
     
  10. col

    col Veteran

    before you know it,there will be more hold ups in bus lanes,so late buses again.A classic where a taxi is waiting in the bus lane for a gap to go into the next lane,no one wants to give way,as usual,so the bus sits in the bus lane,designed to keep it on time,waiting for the taxi to be let into the other lane,it can only cause more hold ups.
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Is that not a contradiction in terms ? We have a two lane road so we'll close one down to anything but buses.
    Hang on, the traffic jams are gettin worse. D'oh.

    I will admit that B'ham city centre and the immediate suburbs do not have a traffic infrastructure that can cope with the amount of vehicles now on the road though.
     
  12. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Is that not a contradiction in terms ? We have a two lane road so we'll close one down to anything but buses.
    Hang on, the traffic jams are gettin worse. D'oh.

    I will admit that B'ham city centre and the immediate suburbs do not have a traffic infrastructure that can cope with the amount of vehicles now on the road though.
     
  13. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    The best way to make the best use of road space is to stop allowing people to store things there. Empty cars, for instance.
     
  14. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    The best way to make the best use of road space is to stop allowing people to store things there. Empty cars, for instance.
     
  15. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    No it isn't. A bus lane is capable of a greater throughput of passengers per hour than is a normal traffic lane full of single occupier cars.

    I don't agree with taxis or PHVs in bus lanes either. They don't represent "sustainable transport" and it seems to me that the motive in allowing them is entirely political.