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    pedalling paul wrote:
    You may be referring to the raised boarding areas that have to be legally provided to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act. If you were a wheelchair user wishing to board, your perspective may be very different.

    Or do you simply believe that buses are not part of "traffic" and that car users should continue to have priority over everyone else?
    Buses are part of "traffic" one of the worst parts. Buses will continue to be the cause of the congestion not the solution without a full system of dedicated bus lanes, for which there is not room on many of York's roads.

    Public Transport, badly implemented, makes the problems worse not better and your blinkered approach does nothing to serve their cause. Woot joined up solutions, implemented in full they are nothing but a folly."
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A bunch of buses

THE debate about “bus bunching” seems to have stimulated a few letters recently in The Press, the latest from Phil Shepherdson and Paul Hepworth. Mr Hepworth offers various reasons (Letters, December 28th) for the problem and a few solutions.

However, I wonder if the narrowing of the road on some bus routes has contributed to this problem. I refer to the ‘pushing’ out into the road various bus stops, the idea being to use the bus as a mobile road block to stop traffic overtaking it while passengers alight.

The one nearest me on my route into York is near The Fox on Holgate Road. When the bus stops so do all the cars, vans and other buses behind the bus, and the traffic lights are blocked. Maybe it’s time to get the traffic flowing again and pull the bus stops back into the original position.

Stuart Wilson, Vesper Drive, Acomb, York.

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