Driv­ers’ snub for 70yd lane


A 70-YARD bus lane has been slammed as so point­less bus driv­ers avoid us­ing it.

The tiny stretch, in the Es­sex vil­lage of Bow­ers Gif­ford, is only of use to buses turn­ing left.

Driv­ers want­ing to go in other direc­tions are forced to change lanes at the last minute and bus driv­ers don’t bother us­ing it as it’s more trou­ble than it’s worth.

Lo­cals claim they have suf­fered an ap­palling amount of noise and dis­tur­bance be­cause of the mul­ti­mil­lion-pound junc­tion scheme.

One, Joan Heg­wein, 67, said: “This bus lane has ap­peared from nowhere. There was no con­sul­ta­tion on it. It is so short it seems point­less.”

An County Coun­cil spokesman said: “The bus lane was de­tailed in the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion.”

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