|Bus lanes are not to blame for congestion.|
We reacted with some disbelief at Lisburn's UKIP man wanting rid of bus lanes, blaming them for congestion. We really shouldn't be surprised - this isn't UKIP’s only silly idea after all. Anyone who stands at a roadside during rush hour will see with their own eyes it is single occupant cars that cause congestion. If 1 out of every 2 of these people shared a lift the problem would half overnight. Northern Ireland is the home of the UK's most congested city, Belfast. Not only is a crawling commute home annoying, burning all that petrol makes the air dirty and more people sick because of it. Even the smell of the air changes. Widening roads or adding lanes isn't even a possibility let alone a solution - and it would be very expensive. Bus lanes allow buses, cycles and motorcycles to whiz easily past as well as being less harsh on our environment. Cars are comfy but too expensive to maintain and feed with petrol for many hard-working people, and there are cheaper and better ways of getting home. UKIP are plain daft to say otherwise when the evidence is so clear.