Bus Lane

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1062
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The bus lane on the Coulsdon Relief Road is not being used by TfL's London Buses as there are no buses that run along the Relief Road. Would it be better to scrap the bus lane?

Answer

Answer for Bus Lane

Answer for Bus Lane

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The "bus lane" you refer to is a priority lane for specific classes of vehicles. These include:ยท other bus services such as school buses, minibuses, coaches and long distance scheduled services, goods vehicles (over 3 tonnes), taxis, motorcycles, cycles. The priority lane does, therefore, provide a benefit to these classes of vehicles. However, as traffic patterns settle down Transport for London will be monitoring the operational performance of the relief road and the priority traffic lane will be kept under review.