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Greenwich road changes off to rough start as drivers ignore bus lanes

Bus queues

Changes to the road network in Greenwich including removing the busway have seen confusion and disruption as some drivers appear to be ignoring newly installed bus lanes and bus drivers are unaware of changes.

Council staff have been on site but there are complaints this has done little to alleviate issues on the first days.

Bus users have complained of a bus lane with long gaps heading to North Greenwich and thus slower progress.

The busway was a failed attempt at guided bus lanes. It became a bus-only road directly alongside a normal road. Now the entire layout has converted to something akin to a conventional dual carriageway.

2 Comments

  1. GreenwichRes

    I don’t understand why there are long gaps in the bus lane (assuming there are, I haven’t been), I can’t see a need for more than one gap, in both directions, along West Parkside.

  2. Emily

    Drivers sometimes pull into bus lane gaps then struggle to exit which is holding uses up. Basic design flaws.

    With bus cuts slowing them down on the approach to North Greenwich is madness.

    And then comes IKEA.

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