Motorcycles in bus lanes
We will now make a permanent traffic regulation order to reflect the decision.
Benefits include reduced journey times for motorcyclists and less carbon dioxide emissions. The safety of motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users is unaffected.
It also helps achieve a key strand of the Mayors Transport Strategy - helping to smooth traffic flow.
Read the independent report from the trial and appendix:
Listen to our radio safety advert highlighting the importance of looking out for motorcycles in bus lanes.
MapsTo check which bus lanes can be used by motorcycles, use the maps below and look out for road signs.
Information about the second trial
Information about the first trialRead the full independent report into the first trial (PDF 1.64MB)
Download appendix A (PDF 2.4MB)
Download appendix C (PDF 4MB)
* Note - all other appendices are included in the main report
Download the Evaluation of journey time and emissions of motorcycles in bus lanes report (PDF 3.9MB)
Download appendix 1 (PDF 38KB)
Download appendix 2 (PDF 288KB)
Download appendix 3 (PDF 179KB)
Download appendix 4 (PDF 1.42MB)
Download appendix 5 (PDF 233KB)
Initial data for the first six months of the trial shows little variation in casualty figures or commuter habits:
Motorcycles in bus lanes interim report November 2009 (PDF 4.7MB)
View the first and second phases of customer research undertaken as part of the trial:
Motorcycles in bus lanes: customer research report - wave 1 (PDF 937KB)
Motorcycles in bus lanes: customer research report - wave 2 (PDF 943KB)
If you have any questions about the bus lane trial, you can contact us:
Post: Stakeholder Engagement
Transport for London
Level 11 Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8NJ