Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Bus lanes 'not fit for purpose'

Is it not time to review the absurd bus lanes on the main arterial routes into Belfast city centre?

Belfast is a small city served by a limited public-transport system that does not meet the needs of the majority of commuters.

As there will be no money available in the forseeable future to materially improve public transport, it is high time that this was recognised and our main road network fully utilised to reduce congestion.

Clearly, these ill-conceived bus lanes are not working as Belfast was recently listed in a survey as one of the most congested cities in Europe and the third most congested city in the UK after London and Manchester.

This is truly lamentable given our relatively small population.

BRIAN KENNEDY

Belfast

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