Bus lanes are part of the road that is indicated on the carriageway by a thick white line. They are reserved for certain vehicles, shown on the sign. They increase journey time reliability and safety for certain vehicles and encourage the use of sustainable transport such as public transport and cycling. When you can enter a bus lane The times of operation and the type or types of permitted vehicle are indicated on a blue sign. The sign is located in advance of the bus lane and repeated if the bus lane is long. If you want to turn left across a bus lane, an arrow or a dotted white line on the carriageway will indicate if this is permitted. 24-hour bus lanes trial As part of a trial from the 13 September 2020, most bus lanes on the red routes will start to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemic by helping to make bus journeys more reliable and consistent. It'll also help reduce bus congestion and create more space to help make the roads safer for cyclists. To keep the bus lanes clear, some parking bays will be suspended during the trial. Blue Badge parking facilities will not change. Loading bays are not affected for now, but we'll monitor how they're being used and how they impact bus reliability to understand if they can be moved in the future. Road users such as taxis, motorcyclists and cyclists will have the same access to bus lanes as they had before. Only the hours of operation will change. This page has further details about which vehicles can use a bus lane. Bus lane signs will be changed to indicate the new hours of operation. Before you travel, you can check a list of roads that are affected in your borough. The trial will last for up to 18 months and will be carefully monitored. Find how you can have your say.
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