London Mayoral candidate Boris Johnson says he will allow motorcycles to use bus lanes in the city, if he is elected to the post during polling in May.
- Luton councils view on motorcycles in bus lanes
The Conservative MP believes motorcycles are a key element in cutting congestion and pollution in London. “I want to encourage people to get out of their cars and use other forms of transport,” he states in a press release, noting that allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes would be a key element in achieving that goal.
Johnson says allowing motorcycles into bus lanes would not have an adverse affect on the safety of other road users, citing a Transport for London report which shows the move would actually cut the number of accidents involving motorcyclists.
“I have studied this report and, as a cyclist myself, I think this is a no brainer,” he states.