Congestion made worse by buses is not fare comment

Adam White moans that 50 per cent of the road is taken up by a small number of buses and that bus lanes are worsening congestion.

Adam White moans that 50 per cent of the road is taken up by a small number of buses and that bus lanes are worsening congestion.

He may be overlooking the fact that the bus is probably carrying 50 or more people, so is equal to about 50 cars (and my highly technical rush hour observations have led me to deduce that the majority of cars have only one occupant). A lower number of vehicles doesn’t mean a lower number of people.

It was far better when you could hop on and off the bus at will, but I shudder to think how much you could sue London Transport for if you fell off. Also, those with mobility problems were unable to access them. We bus users are smug because we pay less and have become resigned and accustomed to trundling along and enjoying the scenery at a slower pace than stressed drivers and fraught Tube users below. Long live the bus lane.

Eleanor Black

Junior designer

Shelter

London EC1V

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