am pee’d off. Have just received a bus lane ticket, whilst on my bike in West Hendon Broadway (A5). (The one going north after Cool Oak Lane)
It transpires that it is a Barnet Council one, rather than a TFL one.
How can you be expected to know which is which. I know that you should look for the bike picture on the sign, but there are still some TFL ones which don’t have the signs updated.
Will give an appeal a go, but has anyone had a stroke of luck and got off these. Common sense does not prevail with these camera operators. (It was a real time camera on a post)
Grateful of thoughts.
I’s stay out of the one with no updated sign, and use the one with it on…
Just comes down to observations…
Tough to get a ticket though, unlucky
is it a red route? if its not unfortunately you’re not allowed in it.I haven’t come across a red route bus lane that we’re not allowed in unless you can prove me wrong.
didn’t somebody else rack up loadsa fines for riding in a barnet council bus lane?
kato, the barnet one was in the papers, which was in Edgware has been removed.Looks like I shall have to assist Barnet with their debt problems by investing in a donantion of £60!
Sounds like an invstment with an Icelandic bank, with similar nil returns!
there are not bike usable bus lanes in barnet
Even on red routes, if there are no bikes on the bus lane signs, bikes are not allowed - eg the new bus lane at Balham Station on the A24.
If there is no sign the bus lane is not enforceable - eg the red route bus lane under the bridge in Clapham High Street on the A3 and where the red route recommences under the bridge in Westminster Bridge Road.
I live in Barnet and i wish Barnet council would open their eyes and open bus lanes for bikes.
You answered your own question!!!
Pay the fine, and learn from your mistake!!