You can ride in bus lanes on red routes, these are controlled by TFL (Boris) and local authorities cannot rescind access. For all other bus lanes you need to obey the controls sign posted, at the start of lanes, with the occasional repeater on longer bus lanes.
If the signs don’t match the permissions the bus lane is unenforceable. For example, I routinely ride in the bus lane in Westminster Bridge Road from where it becomes a red route. The signs don’t say bikes are allowed in, but they don’t say the hours of operation either so are unenforceable. I have never been PCNed for ths bus lane, even though I have been riding in it long before Boris changed the rules.
The bus lane when it is not a red route in Westminster Brodge Road is very well policed by Lambeth CCTV and I know loads of people who have had bus lane fiunes for using them, but the signs are clear.
I went through a fair bit of the A4020 in Ealing/West Ealing the other day in the bus lane… because the blue signs had the motorbike on it… hope I don’t get caught, as I didn’t realise they’d already stopped it… but if I do is there grounds for appeal as the signs still have the motorbike logo on it? :crazy:
Don’t “live” in Ealing so I shouldn’t really have any reason to know if I was average Joe.:crying: (the A4020 is not a regular road I ride)
What happens if they change the signs whilst the ticket is being sent to you in the post? I got 3 tickets for the same right hand turn I was doing every day - one came 3 weeks after I did it, the others took 4 weeks after the ‘offence’…