Advance Stop Lanes, or ASLs, are a waste of space.
They are a sop to cyclists, who, we read, are an articulate and vociferous minority.
To the general motoring public, however, they are a waste of good road space. They increase the length of our traffic jams, and contribute substantially to our waiting times at traffic lights. They lessen the length of our 'platoons' that can get through on a green, yellow or red light. They are rubbish.
Which is why we're heartened to see that the two major providers of rubbish disposal in our great city are fiercely competing to get rid of this wasted space.
SITA have the inside, VIRIDOR have the outside. Between them they have the wasted space covered.
And look, not a tax-doging cyclist in sight.
So much for re-cycling.