MP Boris Johnson says motorcycles in bus lanes a “no brainer”

Published: 26 February 2008

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.

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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.

 

 

  • Boris Johnson says motorcycles should be allowed to use bus lanes