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Overtaking around pedestrian islands

Overtaking around pedestrian islands

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Johnnytheboy

15,455 posts

109 months

Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Nigel Worc's said:
Here in downtown Worcester, the council deliberately place them opposite bus stops, to hold non bus traffic up, on "bus priority routes".

They also close bus laybys.

These islands are meant to cause drivers problems.
Hampshire County Council do this.

I honestly can't see any other explanation than car hating dogma.


Nigel Worc's

7,969 posts

111 months

Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Johnnytheboy said:
Nigel Worc's said:
Here in downtown Worcester, the council deliberately place them opposite bus stops, to hold non bus traffic up, on "bus priority routes".

They also close bus laybys.

These islands are meant to cause drivers problems.
Hampshire County Council do this.

I honestly can't see any other explanation than car hating dogma.
Worcester County Council actually admit as much, these roads have been declared bus priority routes, and priority will be given to busses !

Johnnytheboy

15,455 posts

109 months

Wednesday 7th November 2012
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Nigel Worc's said:
Worcester County Council actually admit as much, these roads have been declared bus priority routes, and priority will be given to busses !
It's what our left wing friends would call a 'race to the bottom' though, isn't it?

Make the bus relatively faster by stopping the cars entirely.

rolleyes

Nigel Worc's

7,969 posts

111 months

Wednesday 7th November 2012
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Johnnytheboy said:
Nigel Worc's said:
Worcester County Council actually admit as much, these roads have been declared bus priority routes, and priority will be given to busses !
It's what our left wing friends would call a 'race to the bottom' though, isn't it?

Make the bus relatively faster by stopping the cars entirely.

rolleyes
Indeed, and it seems to be going on in most major cities, along with places like Oxford banning the private car from its center, Durham and London having extra charges for using roads within the center, Nottingham charging companies for letting their employees park on company land etc etc etc.

Ken Livingstone even admitted to rigging the traffic lights in an anti car session.