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Letters to the editor: Issue 556 15 Oct 2010

DfT’s claims for M4 bus lane removal demand scrutiny

Peter Miller, ITO World Ltd, Ipswich

Research conducted by TRL after the introduction of the M4 bus lane showed that an impressive 21% of people using the section of motorway heading into London were able to use the bus lane using just 7% of the vehicles.

These people gained a three-and-a-half minute advantage over other users during rush hour. Other reported benefits included faster travel times for non-bus lane users, smoother traffic flows and reductions in noise, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Off-peak journey...

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