Friday 20 November 2009 3.31pm
Also - Cyclists are allowed to go in bus lanes just like motorbikes now are.
Niggly point of information (excuse me), but m'bikes aren't allowed in all bus lanes, whereas bicycles are.
Some parts of bus lanes are under the control of a local borough. On these bus lanes, it's up to each borough whether they want to allow m'bikes. Southwark don't, but other councils do. So I can cross an LA boundary and suddenly I can ride in the bus lanes if I want to.
Other bus lanes (those on Red Routes) are under the control of TfL. I can ride in all of those. However, the stretches which are under TfL control can fade in and out like cycle lanes. This leads to the bizarre situation where e.g. if I come over W'minster Bridge heading south, I can ride in the bus lane on the bridge, but then have to stay out of the bus lane on WBR which goes from the Lower Marsh
junction, past Lambeth North tube and up to the junction by Morley College
. However, once past Morley College
and heading towards St George's Circus
, I'm back in TfL land (bus lanes are OK).
Which is one reason why you will still find plenty of people on bikes who avoid the bus lanes all the time.
...if you press it, they will come.