Transport for London have today announced a trial over the summer which will see more bus lanes in operation 24/7.
However, “disabled parking bays, Blue Badge parking facilities and most loading bays will also be retained in the trial” so not all will be clear day and night.
And whether it’s enforced remains to be seen. Notorious parking in bus lanes on Plumstead Road has gone on for many years day and night.
In other areas bus lanes are being removed. one such area covered on this site is Creek Road in Deptford:
Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations, at TfL, said: “This pandemic has changed the way we all live, work and travel. For that reason, we need to adapt our network, be flexible and continue to help people travel safely and reliably as London gets back on its feet.
“The proposed changes to the operational hours of bus lanes will have significant benefits for bus passengers and people cycling beyond the current hours of operation, many of which were introduced years ago in a very different situation. We will carefully consider all feedback to ensure the trial has the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people and supports London’s recovery from coronavirus.”