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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?
    I find it hard to believe that you would use the disabled as an excuse for the polluting congestion the council is creating in its quest to comply with the self created national and local co2 reduction targets. Can’t you just say it as it is?
    There are no entry/exit points at the back of buses these days and this is mainly where the pavements are extended into the road at the stops so as to impede other road users, including cyclist, when a bus stops so don’t try shifting the blame on to a group of people who are less fortunate than yourself."
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A bunch of buses

First published in Letters

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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