Tuesday 2 December 2008 11.08am
Can I chuck into the mix the Mon-Sun 7am-7pm operation of the Grange Road
bus lane when, outside rush hours Mon-Fri, the road is very quiet!
But, jumping on my soap box, this is a pet "when I'm in charge" topic of mine - the standardisation ACROSS LONDON of operating/enforcement times for bus lanes and parking zones etc. etc. Let me make it clear, I'm not proposing a one-size-fits-all, blanket approach because I'm more intelligent than that, and I realise that local conditions may need to prevail in certain hotspots BUT something which meant - say - that parking restrictions are only ever A or B or C or D, not some random variation (A, but + half an hour on Fridays when there's an R in the month), would really make everyone's lives easier.
I would also introduce a Congestion Charge "amnesty zone" for people who drive into it by mistake, but then turn straight around and exit!
Of course, the conspiracy theorist in me says it's not in the interests of local authorities and TfL to do this, because of the reduction in their revenue that would result!