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Liverpool scraps bus lanes...

Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
edited October 2013 in Commuting general
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-me ... e-24295610

And therefore bicycle lanes... What are your thoughts?

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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Good job too Mikey, gives us car drivers more room on the road :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • There aren't enough cycle/bus lanes round here , but to get rid of them seems mad?


    Way to go to please car drivers but piss off bus wankers,taxis and bikes
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,360
    I've never understood bus lanes - I mean, why do poor people need to get anywhere faster than I do? :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CygnusCygnus Posts: 1,879
    It's because there's too many of them in the city centre, all it does is to increase congestion. And it won't make any difference to cyclist, the bus lanes in the city centre were always filled with too many busses, traffic was always slow. And outside the city centre the bus lanes were only in operation 7.30 am to 9.30 am Monday to Friday going into the city and 4 pm to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday going out of the city.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I've never understood bus lanes - I mean, why do poor people need to get anywhere faster than I do? :wink:

    Exactly, they pay next to nothing to go on the bus and then expect to get there quicker than me in my car, have you seen the price of diesel :roll:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    I don't think I would be allowed to use my bus pass in liverpool
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Mikey23 wrote:
    I don't think I would be allowed to use my bus pass in liverpool

    They'd probably nick it off you up there anyway Mikey.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    I think people have mis interpretated the story.

    The reason for no bus lanes in Liverpool is that some scouser has stolen them
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    What a ridiculous decision... Time and time again it has been proven that if you increase the capacity for people to drive, more people drive and you just end up back at square 1, except this time you have more traffic sat in jams as there is more space....
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  • andyh01andyh01 Posts: 571
    Cygnus wrote:
    It's because there's too many of them in the city centre, all it does is to increase congestion. And it won't make any difference to cyclist, the bus lanes in the city centre were always filled with too many busses, traffic was always slow. And outside the city centre the bus lanes were only in operation 7.30 am to 9.30 am Monday to Friday going into the city and 4 pm to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday going out of the city.

    That's the point isn't it? s tidle the bus lanes are an advantage at rush hour peak times which means it should be quicker to use public transport to get to/from work then to drive. At quiter times the extra lane can be used for all which helps traffic flow, as the Council states they are triling them and can reinstate if it makes the traffic flow worse, I think it's good to at least try it and see rather than just dismiss the idea. I cycle in a tidle bus lane a lot in leicester 3/4 of my route and IME they can be more dangerous then being in the normal lane of traffic, as drivers don't expect to see anything but big buses or taxi's, so at juctions/side roads they'll creep forward into bus lane whilst waiting for a gap thus pull out on cyclist without seeing us or left hook as turing into minor and cut across bus lane without signilling/looking.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,360
    arran77 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I've never understood bus lanes - I mean, why do poor people need to get anywhere faster than I do? :wink:

    Exactly, they pay next to nothing to go on the bus and then expect to get there quicker than me in my car, have you seen the price of diesel :roll:
    Serves you right for driving a diesel, they are are the work of Satan. I mean, why else would the French drive so many of them?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I've never understood bus lanes - I mean, why do poor people need to get anywhere faster than I do? :wink:

    Exactly, they pay next to nothing to go on the bus and then expect to get there quicker than me in my car, have you seen the price of diesel :roll:
    Serves you right for driving a diesel, they are are the work of Satan. I mean, why else would the French drive so many of them?

    No choice, company car, has to be diesel :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    What a ridiculous decision... Time and time again it has been proven that if you increase the capacity for people to drive, more people drive and you just end up back at square 1, except this time you have more traffic sat in jams as there is more space....
    Long term plan to justify introducing a congestion charge??
    Or am I just being too cynical?
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