Currently most such lanes are reserved for the use of buses, taxis and cyclists with only a few open to powered two wheelers but a recent study by Transport for
However, their report published today - based on what is claimed to be the definitive analysis of a trial scheme - has concluded that there is no clear evidence of significant safety benefits to motorcyclists while pointing towards potentially increased risks for cyclists and pedestrians.
“The final published report shows only a very small safety benefit for motorcyclists against a larger disbenefit for other vulnerable road users. On this basis I do not propose to further allow motorcyclists to use bus lanes.”
TfL Managing Director of Surface Transport, David Brown said: “We undertook this trial to see if we could improve road safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. The results to date do not support a change in policy in this area.”
What do you think? Perhaps TfL should go further and consider banning taxis from bus lanes, especially if