read the LCC report and view their trustees
This is the view being promulgated on their website by this very bizare campaign group which claims 11000 members and seems to be operating as a charity. Is any of it true? ;
Despite three years of trials showing increased danger, Transport for London is going ahead with its plans to allow motorbikes to permanently use red-route bus lanes in line with Mayor Boris Johnson's 2008 election promise.
The report on the second 18-month trial, published on 21 December 2011, shows a sharp increase in both motorcyclist fatalities on red-route bus lanes and the rate of cyclist collisions with motorbikes.
Cyclist-motorcyclist collisions increased from 10 to 25, while motorcyclist deaths increased from one in the first 18-month trial to seven in the second trial.
Collision rates for motorcyclists didn't improve significantly during the second trial, which included an extensive and expensive police-enforcement programme to reduce the large number of motorcyclists ignoring speed limits.
TfL's press release makes no mention of any safety gains despite initiating the original trial expecting safety improvements.
The first trial concluded that "motorcyclists appear to be less safe since the scheme has been introduced".
The second trial says its results "did not change the relative overall safety of motorcyclists".
The second London-wide trial also found that "collision rates of cyclists with motorcyclists on the TLRN (red route) bus network during the current trial significantly increased".
London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "Cyclists and motorcyclists are both especially vulnerable to bad road policies; TfL's action does nothing to reduce danger for either group."
LCC's road danger expert Charlie Lloyd said, "The overwhelming conclusion from the latest bus lane trial is, yet again, that there are no safety benefits.
"The results of this trial should act as a warning to other authorities not to risk allowing motorcycles in bus lanes."