Let taxis use lane

I AM so pleased that the bus lane has now opened but, as a taxi driver, I am deeply disappointed that taxi drivers are not allowed. Does anybody know why? The new bus lane is two-tenths of a mile, whereas to go round the ring road is 1.2 miles. So, if I d

I AM so pleased that the bus lane has now opened but, as a taxi driver, I am deeply disappointed that taxi drivers are not allowed. Does anybody know why?

The new bus lane is two-tenths of a mile, whereas to go round the ring road is 1.2 miles. So, if I do five hospital trips a day, I am clocking nearly 10 miles to get back to the bus station. I could be doing one mile, which would be a considerable saving. Our carbon footprint could be reduced. And I thought taxis were part of the public transport solution.

There would also be a saving for our customers, ie a £2.50 fare from railway station to bus station. At present it is nearly £5.

D J WILLIAMS, Judson Court, Huntingdon


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* SAYING the new bus lane reduces congestion is a load of rubbish. It has already started adding congestion and delaying my journey time to work.

Traffic using the right lane of the ring road is unnecessarily held up by the traffic lights, as traffic has to wait for non-existent buses to make a right-turn out of George Street onto the new bus lane. The traffic management and traffic light sequence have been ill-conceived, as usual by Huntingdon town planners.

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MAURICE ALLAIN, Ingram Street, Huntingdon

* Editor's note: The road network in Huntingdon is the responsibility of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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