February 9, 2012
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that, following two extensive trials, motorcycles will be able to drive in bus lanes on a permanent basis on the majority of the Capital’s Red Routes from 23 January 2012.
Analysis from two 18 month trials has shown that allowing motorcyclists to use bus lanes is popular, with an estimated 50,000 journeys a day now being made by motorcyclists in the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) bus lanes.
The key findings of the review include that significant decline in collision rates in bus lanes affecting motorcyclists or pedestrians.
Also motorcyclists’ average speed reduced during the trial significantly.
Enforcement and road safety educational activity aimed at encouraging responsible and safe motorcycling in bus lanes will continue in future.
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