OK, so tomorrow is the ‘big day’ :rolleyes:, the bus lanes will be opened to bikers.
However I am really confused as the new rules apparently only apply to certain routes - something to do with tfl lanes and local authority lanes :unsure:
How are we to know the difference . . . is there an army of blokes out tonight changing all the signs or what?
Is there going to be any leniency for riders who accidentally ride in closed lanes? (Not likely . . . !)
Whilst I’m all for opening things up, I do think making some lanes open and others not is going to be a right mess . . . Not opening up contra-flow lanes makes sense but why not just leave it at that eh?
Basically my understanding is that bus lanes that have single or double red line(s) on the left hand side along the pavement can be used by motorcyclists from 5th January. Those with yellow lines cannot as their management belong to local councils (unless the local council has specifically advised otherwise).
Also the buslane in Lambeth from Lower Marsh Street to past St George’s is NOT bike friendly. Bet they make a huge amount of money on this one. I found 95% of the buslanes were clearly marked if you were allowed to use them. Made the journey a tad smoother, I only dip into them if I need to.
Yeah its all about reading the signs, same as before
99% of the A3 is biker friendly now, and make my journey a lot smoother. Apart from the 25m part at the end after the traffic lights before the roundabout before elephant and castle where there is a concrete barrier down the middle…a pity cos that is a nasty two lanes of cars going into one lane on a tight right hand corner job and would be nice to miss that melee…