General Category => General No To Mob Discussion => Topic started by: 2b1ask1 on 07 September, 2020, 11:16:20 AM

Post by: 2b1ask1 on 07 September, 2020, 11:16:20 AM
From 13 September, bus lanes on Red Routes will start to operate 24 hours, seven days a week. Some parking bays will also be suspended to keep bus lanes clear.

If you drive your vehicle in a bus lane that has been converted to 24 hours, you could face a £130 fine. There are some exclusions so please remember to check the bus lane signs on your route.

This is to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemic by helping to:

Make the roads safer for cyclists by providing more space away from the general traffic
Keep the bus lanes clear so bus journey times are more reliable and consistent throughout the day, making it easier for bus passengers to follow the Government's advice to travel outside peak times where possible
Enable bus passengers to plan their journey more accurately
Blue Badge parking facilities and existing access for motorcyclists, licensed London taxis and cyclists will continue.

These changes are being introduced as part of a trial that will last up to 18 months. Your feedback will be an important part of our evaluation. Visit our website for information on how you'll be able to share your experiences throughout the trial.

Find out more and check which roads will be affected.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Mann
Director of Bus Operations

Altogether now: Its ALL about the money!!!
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 08 September, 2020, 12:10:21 AM
One way or another, authorities have to find ways to fill the hole left in their budgets because drivers have simply not been driving as much during the pandemic.

Less driving = fewer tickets + less paid for parking = less revenue.

A simple equation that has quite simply screwed every authority that has come to rely on - AND MORE PARTICULARLY, BUDGET FOR - revenue from motorists so as to bolster their ever dwindling central government handouts.

It's such a pity that their greed will see the most vulnerable in our society suffer most when the next budget round will undoubtedly see authorities slashing funds originally designated to help those who need it most, in order to fill the holes left in their budgets.