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#1022595 - 9th Oct 2016 2:34pm Motorbikes in Bus Lanes
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Does anyone know if its legal on the Wirral,or
where can i find out,,,Cheers

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#1022607 - 9th Oct 2016 5:00pm Re: Motorbikes in Bus Lanes [Re: Fireblade]
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Only allowed in London on Red Routes I believe. This pic is off Borough Road in Birkenhead showing what type of traffic is allowed. Buses, pushbikes and taxis only.


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#1022608 - 9th Oct 2016 5:04pm Re: Motorbikes in Bus Lanes [Re: sonylegs]
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Cars taking a left over a bus lane would not expect a Motorbike to be there, its bad enough on the road. Proven that it is more dangerous to allow the Motorbikers in bus lanes. Glasgow gave it a trial run, and stopped it.

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#1022641 - 9th Oct 2016 7:35pm Re: Motorbikes in Bus Lanes [Re: sonylegs]
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Pity really,as it would be safer,than bike filtering which is legal,you say,cars taking a left would'nt expect a motorbike,
what about a pushbike,small, no engine noise,and a bell for warning other drivers,i know what i'd rather be on.
Thanks for posting the pic btw happy


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#1022656 - 9th Oct 2016 8:52pm Re: Motorbikes in Bus Lanes [Re: Fireblade]
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a pushbike is arguably more agile than a motorbike and i think they can use the bus lane so that they have a lane width to themselves which is a LOT safer than mingling with regular traffic on a two-lane road. And i think the "cars turning left" thing is just something us cyclists need to be aware of.

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