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Old 01-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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From Paddy at MAG

After much lobbying and in light of the recent Transport for London
decision to permanently open red route bus lanes to motorbikes,
Westminster City Council have today announced that they shall follow suit.

Councillor Lee Rowley said: "Our long term objective is to solve the
congestion problems in London by creating a safe, clean and vibrant
environment in which all road users can benefit from Westminster's streets.

"With the use of scooters rising by over 11% in 2011, it is important
that the council takes action to help two-wheeled road users get around
the capital safely."

MAG have been working very closely with Westminster Council for months
on this issue and it is the realisation that motorcycles can play a
significant part in traffic congestion reduction and in the reduction of
emissions that swayed the balance.

Since the mid 1990's MAG has been working with Councils around the
country to achieve access to bus lanes for safety, environmental and
convenience reasons. Councils as diverse as Bristol, Bedford and Swindon
have seen the sense and approved the idea.

Bikes do not cause congestion and it is terrific that a flagship council
such as Westminster is prepared to begin consultation on 6th March for 3
weeks having acknowledged the safety and environmental arguments. Much
credit must go to MAG's Dr Leon Mannings for his work on this.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:56 PM
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