No motorbikes in bus lanes

This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 30.

Cambridgeshire councillors have unanimously decided ‘that powered 2-wheelers should be accorded the same status as cars in terms of priority measures and consequently should not be allowed to use bus lanes.’

The motorbike lobby had sought to allow motorbikes to use the county’s bus lanes. Before the meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Environment and Transport Committee on 30 March I presented our petition opposing the request, for reasons described in previous Newsletters.

Councillors considered a report from officers that ‘on environmental grounds, it appears that motorcycles should be accorded the same position in the road user hierarchy as cars.’ Councillors also expressed concern at the effect the proposals would have on cycle safety, and on the Council’s ability to reach its casualty reduction targets.

Clare Macrae