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Cyclists’ opposition to motorbikes in bus lanes ‘baseless’ says council

17 July 2009
 

Motorcyclists have been granted permanent access to bus lanes in Sheffield after the city council hailed the success of a trial.

A ‘before and after’ study has concluded that allowing motorbikes to use bus lanes has had no detrimental impact on accidents, levels of cycling, or bus journey time reliability.

The results prompted council officials to voice doubts about the evidence base underpinning cyclists’ opposition to the policy.

Sheffield announced in 2005 that...

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