Saturday, 1 November 2008
Red Asphalt Function Creep
Strictly speaking, taxis and motorcycles are only allowed in bus lanes which display a white taxi or motorbike symbol on a blue background on signs. It's my understanding that there are some bus lanes where they are not permitted and these have a subtle clues on the signage - can you guess what?. However, many drivers and motorcyclists seem to think that all red asphalt is fair game. Motorcyclists take it one stage further and use cycle lanes and the advance stop line (ASL) for convenience. Well, any patch of red asphalt says it's okay, doesn't it?.