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SCOOTERS AND MOTORBIKES SET TO USE BUS LANES AS ELEMENT OF SIX-MONTH COUNCIL TRIAL

Reduce damage to the environment and the trial, which begins on February 10, intends to enhance traffic flow on the other side of the city.

Councillor Ramesh Patel, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: "In Cardiff we are doing all we can to keep Cardiff going and ensure traffic flows across the city.


"This trial will help us discover whether allowing accessibility to private hire and two wheeled powered vehicles gains the city as whole.
"Environmentally, there are potential benefits in allowing access to additional vehicles. Two wheeled powered vehicles for example require less parking space at their destinations and cause less congestion than cars.


"If we can encourage this as a form of transport, it will contribute to reducing congestion in the city."


The trial scheme will soon be reviewed after six months and, if it's deemed successful, bus lanes around Cardiff will be permanently altered to adapt the both scooters and motorbikes.


The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) supports the trial and said: "We are intending to have a little get together on the 10th to possess a first ride in the bus lanes.


"MAG has long campaigned throughout the united kingdom for local authorities to join the ever increasing amount that allow the common usage of bus lanes.


"Bikes and scooters are an environmentally friendly, alternative type of transport which leads to reducing air pollution.
"Sharing bus lanes with bikes makes best use of the limited road space in urban areas and reduces battle between vehicles which leads to improved road safety.


"The Cardiff division of MAG want to thank The City of Cardiff Council for their adopting and knowledgeable way of the trial introduction of the measure which we're confident will prove to be a success."