I recently started biking and biking to work, and had been using the Bus lanes in both directions wrongly on this road. I’d been doing so for about 20 days before my first PCN had arrived. Then the second, and the third. There xould potentially be 40. Obviously, since I received the first I’ve stopped using them now(!)
I must have looked and for some reason assumed the lanes were OK, and didn’t think to look again.
Now, the only way I’m gonna get out of potentially £2600 in fines is if the bus lanes are unenforceable.
So, I went down to WBRoad and checked it out. I fully admit that I was in these lanes. I rode the length of them on multiple occasions in both directions.
Going towards the bridge, there is scaffolding that has moved diagram 959 so its not visible to oncoming traffic:
Also, the lane isn’t 4 metres wide, it doesn’t have a 1:10 taper, and there isn’t a sign 30 metres before the lane begins.
I wasn’t impeding any bus.
Do I have a case?
Going away from the bridge:
I travel this way at around 6:30/7pm. There are usually a few buses. The first sign (diagram 958) is just before a bus stop, where buses stop. I’m arguing there’s a visibility issue.
Next, the 959 isnt visible to oncoming traffic, due to scaffolding and the sign being moved…
Its been moved by the scaffolding:
I also dont think that the lane is 4 metres wide.
Do i have a case? Someone say yesssssssss