In the city of Cardiff, traffic congestion is a major issue and this leads to frustrating delays for those on motorbikes and passengers in private hire taxis. As a result, city councillors have decided to allow motorbike users and private hire taxis to avail of the city centre’s bus lanes. It will be a 6 month trial period initially as the city council waits to see if it is an idea worth persevering with.
According to the cabinet minister for transport, planning and sustainability, Ramesh Patel, motorbikes and scooters cause less congestion than cars and this new plan will encourage people to start using these forms of transport. If the trial is a success, it is likely to become a permanent arrangement.