Everything tagged with bus lanes

Blog post: Addison Lee chairman scores massive own goal with article likely to increase risk to cyclists

London’s largest private hire firm, Addison Lee, has been in the news for the wrong reasons already this week for urging its 3500 drivers to drive illegally in bus lanes, to the detriment of cyclist safety. Now, its chairman John Griffin ...

Blog post: UPDATE: High Court confirms Addison Lee cars are illegal in bus lanes. London cyclists warned to beware.

Cyclists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after the chairman of private hire company Addison Lee told thousands of his drivers that it's lawful for them to use London's bus lanes, when in fact it remains illegal. There are wides...

Blog post: Transport for London ignores increases in road danger, making motorbikes in bus lanes permanent

Despite three years of trials showing increased danger, Transport for London is going ahead with its plans to allow motorbikes to permanently use red-route bus lanes in line with Mayor Boris Johnson's 2008 election promise. The report on the ...

Blog post: Bus lanes trial has resulted in motorbike speeding and more crashes

The mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial even though an independent report has found that it might be placing motorcyclists and cyclists at greater risk of injury. The report, commissioned by Transport for London, concludes that &...

Blog post: More danger from motorbikes in London bus lanes until 2012

photo Despite an increase in casualties the mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial to 2012   The repeat Experimental Traffic Order to extend the trial allowing motorcycles in bus lanes comes into force on Saturday 24 July ...

Blog post: Cycle campaigners challenge increased ‘motorbikes in bus lanes’ danger in High Court

photo Cyclists are bojecting to the increase in road danger caused by the motorbikes in bus lanes trial     LCC and CTC (the national cyclists' organisation), supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund, have withdrawn from a legal ch...

Blog post: Extra danger caused by motorbikes in bus lanes trial costing £500k per year

 photo The percentage of motorcyclists speeding in bus lanes increased from 37% to 47% during the trial   The fact that motorcyclist casualties increased by a third during the first bus lanes trial has prompted Transport for London...

Blog post: London borough of Ealing scraps motorbikes in bus lanes trial

As a result of the increased casualties related to motorbikes in bus lanes, Ealing Council is to scrap the experiment, which has run since January 2009. The council considered data from the London wide experiment on Transport for London roads and...

Blog post: Fury at lack of public consultation over motorbikes in bus lanes

Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to put motorbikes in bus lanes has caused fury due to the lack of public consultation with either of the two groups, cyclists and pedestrians, facing the greatest potential danger from the measure. The London ...

Blog post: Bus Lane Watch to monitor motorbike trial

The London Cycling Campaign is launching an awareness and monitoring campaign in response to an 18 month trial permitting motorbikes into many London bus lanes.  Cyclists and pedestrians are being advised to 'Be Aware, Take Extra Care' in bus...

Blog post: Bus lane trial results in more motorcyclist collisions

Motorcyclists’ collisions have increased as a result of the Transport for London trial of allowing motorbikes (including scooters and mopeds) to use bus lanes on red route roads. The overall conclusion of the independent study for TfL state...