I drive buses between Merton and Tooting Broadway where this cycle lane runs. As a cyclist too, I always stay clear of the blue lanes and find it easy to pull into stops that are clearly marked. What I do object to is the amount of motorcyclists using this highway for their use. Motorcylists are the epitome of bad road users. They are inconsiderate, dangerous and think they own the road. I have had in incident while sitting in traffic where 2 motorcyclists came scooting down the cycle lane and undertaking a police car who were clearly just wanting to get the kebab shop in south wimbledon where they all gather. I have also witnessed, while sitting in the traffic queue, a black taxi cab use the cycle lane from longley road to collyers wood station. I was gobsmacked. More policing with clear instructions of use please, Mr Johnson.
PS :- Phoney, I cannot believe that someone in this day and age has to google to see how to fix a puncture. When we were kids with our BMX's, we were always taking them apart to work out how everything worked. Technology kills brains as well I guess, lol. Do people not have intelligence of their own today? and Tolstoy, the expandable sealent is a one off use in your innertube. It will not prevent punctures and is extremely messy. They make plastic strips to run round the inside of tyres to help prevent punctures but unfortunately, they are always unavoidable.