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Anyone else disappointed at the sheer number of people who do not read the bus lane signs at the top of Earlham Road?

PUBLISHED: 16:16 03 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:45 05 January 2017

Earlham Road, Norwich.  PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Earlham Road, Norwich. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

I would like to point out a fact to the wonderful drivers of Norwich. I am disappointed at the sheer number of people who do not read the signs at the top of Earlham Road regarding when they can use the bus lane.

It clearly states 7.30 to 9.30am. I have stopped myself from driving on this road in busy times as I cannot cope with the abuse you get from other drivers and of course I love sitting in a massive queue for no reason. Going back a few years I actually got pulled over by a very impolite off-duty police officer who was unhappy at what I had done!

The only reason I have written this letter is because last night, on one of the busiest shopping nights of the year, my son in-law decided to take us into the city and guess which road he used? Yep, you guessed it and it happened again! More abuse and arguments.

Please could someone speak up about this matter as I’m sure there are other people with the same views.

J Allen of Firs Road, Norwich, added:

How I sympathise with Michael Ong regarding the Earlham Road bus lane.

I am amazed that the vast majority of motorists persist in driving in the middle of the road. Before moving to Hellesdon I used Earlham Road most days and have been abused by other motorists when driving in the bus lane after 9.30am. I contacted the council requesting a sign be erected stating that the bus lane should be used. The response: “We do not have the resources to erect and maintain a sign.”

There are, however, funds for a sign in Duke Street advising cyclists that it is 18 miles to Aylsham. How many cyclists need this information?


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