Plans revealed for new cameras to keep bus lanes clear

Friday, June 4, 2021

New bus lane enforcement cameras are planned in Accrington, Burnley and Lancaster.

The council is proposing to install cameras in four new locations to ensure existing bus lane restrictions are respected by drivers, with buses able to use them as intended to provide a reliable service for passengers.

County Councillor Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "As we promote cleaner modes of transport, we have to support our bus network and that includes ensuring the bus lanes are safe and clear.

"We already have cameras in place to enforce bus lanes in a number of locations in Lancashire where they have been shown to be successful in discouraging drivers from abusing the bus lanes and making sure they're clear for the buses to use.

"These new proposals are for further locations where we're looking to ensure the traffic priorities put in place to improve journeys by public transport are respected, helping to make sure bus services are on time and reliable for the passengers who depend on them."

The proposals are made in a report being considered at the council's cabinet meeting on Thursday 10 June which outlines the result of public consultations on the legal orders needed to enforce the bus lanes at Church Street in Burnley, Whalley Road and King Street in Accrington, and North Road in Lancaster.

If the changes to traffic regulations are approved by councillors, work to introduce the bus lane enforcement cameras will take place later this year.

Tagged as: Roads, Parking and Travel

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