HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c166W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the extent of(a) improvements in regularity and punctuality of service and (b) compliance with bus lane regulations, as the result of the pilot enforcement measures being tested on bus route 32 on the A5/Edgware Road corridor. [99277]

Mr. Hill

The intensive bus lane enforcement being piloted on bus route 32 is showing positive results:

  1. (a) in rush hour traffic, London Transport Buses have reported bus journeys up to 11 per cent. faster; and,
  2. (b) after four weeks the boroughs involved had reported a reduction in illegally parked vehicles of between 35 per cent. to 50 per cent.