Permanent Bus Lanes Proposal20/10/21
A PAIR of city centre bus lanes, introduced as a temporary measure during the pandemic could be made permanent.
Introduced at Meadowside and West Marketgait/Hawkhill (at Westport) to help the bus operator’s recovery through improved journey time reliability, they were funded by the Transport Scotland Bus Priority Rapid Deployment Fund.
Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City council’s city development committee said: “These lanes have proved to be successful in giving buses priority at a couple of busy junctions which cover a number of routes to and from the city centre.
“Our experiences during the pandemic have taught us a great deal and it is important that we learn from that and deliver the benefits into the future.”
Councillors will be asked to approve the preparation of a Traffic Regulation Variation Order, which will also allow taxis to use the bus lanes.
This move will provide consistency with other bus lanes in the city, and recognises the significant role taxis play as part of a range of sustainable transport options for the travelling public.
An existing cycle lane facility will operate adjacent to the Meadowside bus lane and a short diversion route will be required for all other vehicles by way of Bell Street and Victoria Road.
At Hawkhill all restricted vehicles will be required to use the adjacent northbound traffic lane with no additional diversions required.
The city development committee meets on Monday (October 25).
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