Auckland Transport have been looking into ways to make it a bit easier to work out if you’re abiding by bus and T2/T3 lane rules – and they have a
nifty a bit daft little game to help test your knowledge of the lanes. Here are the details:
In working towards the most efficient use of the city’s roads, Auckland Transport is trialling new ways to mark bus and transit lanes. These changes are aimed to help motorists identify the 50m maximum entry point where they can move into a bus/transit lane in order to turn left at an intersection.
Changes to road markings include:
- The use of a solid green line, adjacent to the solid white line, demarcating a bus or transit lane
- Changing the solid green/white line (marking a bus/transit lane) to a broken green/white line 50 metres in advance of an intersection. This shows the maximum point where motorists can legally enter a bus/transit lane to make a left turn at an intersection.
These trials will take place on:
Great South Rd
In Vincent St we will also be trialling the use of LED pavement markers, in conjunction with painted road markings.
The trial will start in July 2012.
I think it’s good to educate drivers how bus and transit lanes work, so that we can avoid the stupid debates over bus lanes that pop up every once in a while. Here’s a link to the game to test your knowledge.
In not such great news, Auckland Transport also confirmed they caved into the idiotic Orakei Local Board and agreed to turn the Remuera Road bus lanes to a T3 lane – though interestingly only as a trial. I’d love to see the results of the trial and then, if they show it really should be a bus lane (which seems likely), the bus lane eventually return.