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DfT Consultation – allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes by default

  • Tuesday April 23, 2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) are currently consulting on the topic of allowing motorcyclists access to bus lanes. As a member of the IHE, we can provide a collective response to this consultation.

Your contributions are important on shaping our stance on this matter.

Please share your thoughts on the following:

  • How far do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘Local authorities should continue to be able to choose whether to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes on their networks’. Please provide an explanation for your reply.
  • How far do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘If it is safe to do so, motorcycles should be allowed to access bus lanes by default’. Please provide an explanation for your reply.
  • How far do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘There are benefits in allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes’.
  • In your opinion, what are the benefits in allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes?
  • How far do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘There are risks in allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes’.
  • In your opinion, what are the risks in allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes?
  • Do you have any relevant information that you can share with us (research, studies, reviews, reports of trials, statistics)?
  • Do you have any other comments?


Please share your input by the 17th May 2024 to cyrena.lafronte@theihe.org so that we can contribute to the discussion and influence future policy decisions.

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