Anger at lack of consultation over motorcycles in bus lanes

Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to have an 18-month trial allowing motorbikes in bus lanes has caused anger due to the lack of prior public consultation with either of the two groups, cyclists and pedestrians, facing the greatest potential danger from the measure.

LCC’s chief executive Koy Thomson said, “This is a decision that’s been taken not only against the advice of transport officials and without the input of cycling and pedestrian groups, but also in the face of a warning that it could adversely affect the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. There has been no attempt to assess the impact of this measure across London for all street users.”

LCC is calling on members to write to the mayor to ask him to why he isn’t carrying out a full consultation.