New bus lane cameras operational in the Capital

Three new bus lane cameras went live in Edinburgh this week, helping to improve the flow of public transport in the city.

Cameras at Commercial Street, Liberton Road and South Gyle Broadway aim to dissuade drivers from using the existing bus lanes during peak hours, and became operational on Monday, 27 May.
 
Only buses, taxis, motorcycles, pedal cyclists and emergency service vehicles can drive in lanes at these locations during the hours of operation – 7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. 
 
Transport and Environment Vice Convener, Councillor Karen Doran, said: “Bus lane cameras discourage lane misuse by drivers, helping ensure the smooth flow of public transport and in turn encouraging the public to choose to take the bus as a reliable mode of transport.
 
“Enhancing and developing public transport provision in the Capital is a real priority for us - with a rapidly expanding population it’s essential that we continue to provide sustainable ways to travel.”
 
Yellow advisory signs are in place informing drivers of the restriction and the commencement date.
 
Drivers risk receiving a charge notice if they drive in the bus lane during restricted times. However, warning notices will be issued during the first two weeks of operation, with a further week before charges are issued.
 
Further cameras will be installed later this year.

Find out more about bus lanes in Edinburgh online.

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