Birmingham city centre bus lane enforcement due to start

By on 09/07/2013 in Cllr Ali, News
 
 
 
 

Cllr Tahir Ali

Cllr Tahir Ali

Bus lanes will be enforced in Birmingham city centre from Monday 15 July and motorists are being warned that if they cross the line, they'll pay the fine.

 

Bus lanes and bus only streets will be enforced in the main bus corridors along Lower Bull Street, Moor Street Queensway, Priory Queensway and St Martins Queensway using static and mobile CCTV.

Birmingham City Council cabinet member for Development, Jobs and Skills, Cllr Tahir Ali, said: “Bus lanes are being enforced in a bid to improve bus journey times, encourage people to use public transport and reduce our C02 emissions.

“Motorists who ignore the signs and drive in clearly marked city centre bus lanes will face fines of £60.  We have consulted widely and more than two thirds of people we asked thought more should be done to stop car users driving or parking in bus lanes.  We are therefore confident that we have public backing for these measures.

“We have 30 kilometres of bus lanes across Birmingham in total.  City centre enforcement is the first phase and in due course there will be a rolling programme across the city using mobile CCTV.”

For further information visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/buslanes
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For more media information contact Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476 / 078801 80385

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