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Bussing in ideas from New York


The article on buses in London (NCE 27 June) reminded me of my visit to New York earlier this year when I had been very impressed by the facility for wheel-chair access to their buses. I wondered how much longer we would have to wait to see such provisions over here.

The other various provisions you describe for a more speedy service are very laudable. But will they also take on board any delays that may be introduced as drivers get out of their cabs to assist an elderly wheel-chair occupant to enter the bus?

The idea of smart pelican crossings may also be usefully copied to the lights for cyclists.

I have often been conscious of possible delays to cars at a junction when the lights have changed just for me as I managed to slip round the corner on my bike at a slight lull in the traffic on the road that I am joining.

Ewan Cappitt, 317 Eastfield Road, Peterborough

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