Cycling in the Bus Lane – (Photos)


I love bus lanes. They are a great place to cycle. It’s just about the only time you get a really solid gap between you and cars. Also the bus lane is so narrow buses can’t come past. It’s strange but bus lanes are usually much better than cycle lanes. And as this picture shows you can beat the traffic to boot.


York Cycling

More typical cycle lanes. Great shock as the taxi stops behind the advanced cycle box. In Oxford, taxis and other vehicles invariable ignore these markings.

York Cycling

On the way to work.

York Cycling

Today the first snow has fallen in Oxford, but I’m still getting around to posting images from Autumn.

York Cycling

Nice shot. Even if I do say so myself.

York Cycling


York Cycling

It was a murky morning.


York Cycling

Squeezing through the inside

York Cycling

York wheel in the background

York Cycling

Everyone in York pays attention to the cycle box.

York Cycling

Bike is quickest

York Cycling

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3 Responses to Cycling in the Bus Lane – (Photos)

  1. jonomc January 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Having been hit whilst in a cycle lane twice – I think I should post a warning!

    Firstly, a disclaimer, the cycle lane I am talking about is in Lewisham SE London – to those not in the know – to live in Lewisham you need to be a fully paid up member of the “God forgot to give me brains” brigade (why else would you choose to live in such a cruddy place) – so all bike lanes are not the same probably.

    When going down a bis lane – watch out for left hand turns – it seems that drivers are incapable of using their left hand wing mirror and indicators when driving down a road with a bus lane on the left – I have side smacked two cars turning left with no warning and did not haver the time to stop.

    I have seen two buses in my time being hit in the same fashion (though the results to the car were different – if a driver can’t see a bus I don’t think me on my bike are going to have a better chance.

    So this is a long winded way of saying – when going down a bus lane, take real care when you see a left turn up ahead – I know I do and it has saved me a 50 or more further accidents. Either that or don’t cycle through Lewisham.

  2. ken Downing December 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Bus lanes,cycle lanes in Leeds are full of pot holes,bebris wash in by rain water and grit glass.

    Bad places to ride best to avoid at all times

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