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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 333rocky333, 2 Jul 2008.

  1. 333rocky333

    333rocky333

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    Our new bus lane,

    I think it is 24hr 7 days a week

    A lot of people say it is not.

    who is right
    :?:
     
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    it usually has the times so maybe it is.
     
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    If the sign doesn't display times, then it applies for 24 hours.

    "A bus lane which states ‘At any time’ or has no hours of operation on the sign operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A sign with hours but no days operates 7 days a week."

    See here.

    Bus lanes rob the motorists and truck drivers of space we've paid for, leading to poor road utilisation and sometimes to danger. Most of the time, they're not used at all; when a bus does come along, it may be empty or sparsely occupied.

    They're designed to make life easier for the few, not the many.
     
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    You'd be better using the bus then. A bus takes something like a hundred cars off the road.
     
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    Park and Ride.

    Hmmm, what a triumph of political spin: the loss of acres of greenbelt land to build massive car parks, car park lighting left on all night every night, stinky buses doing about 4mpg and 4mph, costs of and materials used to create bus lanes, increased congestion in remaining lanes...
     
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    Doncaster's Park and Rides are abuot ONE acre each.
    Maybe, but compared to the overall impact of street lighting, also paid for by taxpayers, its not much.
    Doncaster's new bus corridors have the newest buses on them. First buses invested £18m buying about 18 brand new double deckers (something like that anyway)
    On Doncaster's new bus corridors, the bus lane is always an additional lane, they didnt green over any existing road. They renewed all the street lighting on its whole length, with a simple row of HPS lighting on each side - it looks a lot neater and better than the old LPS lighting, some of which was in the middle, and some on the roadside. The kerbs and pavements were also resurfaced to give better access to bus stops, and every bus stop has been replaced. Doncaster does it right ;) :LOL:

    I admit, I'll probably never use Park and Ride, since I work in a different town, thus public transport is not an option. And the Park and Ride is a mile further from the town centre than my house is! But when I travel into town I will take advantage of the new buses and bus lane. :)
     
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    You should see the ones on the outskirts of Norwich then - they are kin huge, well in excess of several acres. Plus new access routes to them, loads of tarmac and general denudation of the outskirts; release of land for construction, more business parks, inadequate infrastructure, further new roads as a result, yadayada.

    Aside from spreading the light pollution ever outwards into the sticks, what is so important there that it needs every single light on? I'd love to see the electricity bill for those.

    Grants from the LA, paid by the locals = new buses. New bus stops, for the two semi-ambulant people a week that make use of them = more money coughed up by the locals, most of whom live closer to the city centre than the park and ride, which doesn't stop en-route, is and hence, don't use the thing that they've had no option other than to cough up for.

    Love 'em.
     
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    In gatineau qc. across the river from Ottawa ont. bus lanes have times posted on the signs, they also allow for busses, taxis and cars pooling with 3 or more people.
    In Ottawa bus lanes are for busses only and people hate it expecially on our 417 expressway equal to you A1.
     
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    Do buses run 24 hours a day 7 days a week then?! They certainly well don't up here!!
     
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    although busses do run 24/7 , the sign enforcement is for rush hours only.
     
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    Only when they're full ;)

    Down here (and in most other rural areas I've been to) they are about 10-20% utilised I'd say based on observation and run very infrequently.

    I agree with the poster who said that the bus lanes are a waste of time (in towns with a predominant rural catchment anyway) because they simply aren't practical and generate more congestion due to wasted road capacity ... Taxis love them however and most people think they are actually taxi lanes down here :LOL:

    I use public transport in London because its practical and would do so elsewhere if it was equally so but we are a million miles from that at the moment so ... The speeding Honda it is :evil:

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    Doncaster experimented with night buses for the drunkards spilling out of the pubs at 2-3am, but I think they ran them too early - there were something like 3 services on 3 routes per night, on fridays and saturdays, between like 1 and 2am. But its too early. People would rather get a taxi. And the routes were ridiculous. To get to my house, I'd have to be on the bus about 45 minutes, since it would be on the way back to town. I only live 2 miles from town. I would walk, but one of my mates was badly beaten up on his way home a few years ago, in an un-provoked and un-motivated attack.
     
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    Public transport has its place but the Government needs to accept that there are also areas where it isn't the answer ... One size doesn't fit all.

    MW
     
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    we have a "night rider" in leics been running for over 2 years with no probs.
     
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    We've had the fight rider in Leeds for years.

    Does the job if you've pi**ed all your taxi money against a wall :LOL:
     
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