But I am very frustrated when I see the bus lanes not being used. I urge mandatory use of bus lanes where they are provided in the interests of fairness to all road users.
dex wrote:If im running early or have more time to kill, i may not use the bus lanes, yes you want to get home, but i have a job to do. Im not going to sit in a bus lane that i know may or may not work. Please dont get started on faulty bus lanes!!!
Denning-6V71 wrote:You mentioned it was a school bus. I don't think school buses have the authority to use bus lanes. I drive coaches and I'm not allowed to use bus lanes at traffic lights or on the regular roads (Victoria Parade, for instance) because I'm not running to a government set timetable. I'm pretty sure that's the same for school buses. Only public transport buses are allowed to use bus lanes.
venturatiger wrote:As for Bus lanes on the 903, half of them are there because there is room to put one , not because those particular spots need one . The places they are badly needed don't get one because it would cost them to much to set up.
Mercedes wrote:Alot of bus lanes particularly Stud road are extremlely rough and un even and using them when th enormal running lanes are quiet is stupid. The bus lane at traffic lights at intersections with Eastlink are also narrow and often to squeezy to use.
Flinders Flyer wrote:And not to mention that there are bus lanes on Canterbury Road at EastLink where there are no bus services operating. Although, it may be forward planning in case they re-instate the old 739 Heathmont - Forest Hill bus.
Denning-6V71 wrote:TBR, I caught the 216 back from Sunshine to Deer Park today. Outbound Ballarat Rd, the driver pulled up at the lights in the left lane, not the bus lane. I think though that this was because traffic on Station Rd was already crossing, so it was unlikely he'd be on the loop in time to get the green B.
It is VERY dangerous to drive as the 'orange' bus you've mentioned would be. Not only is that classed as going against a red light, but the other bus may start to pull into that lane and get side-swiped! Not good driving on the orange bus driver's part! (And I know who you're referring to, so I won't mention them either.)
tonyw wrote:I will use whatever suits me is a selfish and inflamatory attitude. We all have to use the roads. That attitude is not conducive to a co=operative spirit on the roads. So how about I use the bus lane when the bus driver has chosen not to use it. I'll drag him off at the lights and then cut across in front of him becuase I have a job to do, I have to get to my next appointment.
For example, on weekends, services run early even in normal traffic circumstances so there isn't much need to use bus lanes as it would probably make them ahead of schedule and hence have to sit at the next time point until departure. Also, it's a bit of an overreaction to say that buses should be 'required' to use bus lanes. You would not believe the amount of people that get p***ed off when a bus runs 1 or 2 minutes early than the time printed at the stop, only for that bus to sit for 5 or so minutes at a time point further down the route.
tonyw wrote:Finally, someone mentioned that a bus had missed the phase and was the first vehicle on the grid, so it chose to gon the general traffic lane as it has probably been too late in the phase to activate the bus signal. Too bad. Swings and Roundabouts. You will win some and lose some.
tonyw wrote:RailwayBus wrote:This thread is stupid. Why should a bus be forced to use a bus lane?
Please explain to me how a bus lane is any different to a tram track in a Fairway, other than the fact that there are metal tracks. If the Fairway is sacred to trams why isn't the bus lane sacred to buses? Trams have to use the Fairway, why shouldn't buses use the bus lane? If you guys won't use the bus lane, may I use it? If not, what is it there for?
tonyw wrote:Many comments refer to the reliability of the B signals and quality of the tarmac on the bus lanes. Surely these are issues that should be addressed by DoT/VicRoads. Clearly, if they don't provide you guys with proper facilities you won't use them. If that is one of the reasons why you don't use bus lanes, then let's get that fixed!
I always see the route 477 bus taking the regular lanes on Melrose Drive... Why? Because the bus lane is crap and makes you wait unnecessarily.
I will use whatever suits me is a selfish and inflamatory attitude. We all have to use the roads. That attitude is not conducive to a co=operative spirit on the roads. So how about I use the bus lane when the bus driver has chosen not to use it. I'll drag him off at the lights and then cut across in front of him becuase I have a job to do, I have to get to my next appointment.
Trams have to use the Fairway, why shouldn't buses use the bus lane?
Tonyw , have an idea for you , catch a bus then its one less motorist to get stuck behind a bus
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