FOI request detail

Bus Gates

Request ID: FOI-1299-2021
Date published: 28 October 2020

You asked

Dear TFL, Could you please provide the definition of a Bus Gate and list all the road markings and signage required.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1299-2021/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 7 October 2020 asking for information about Bus Gates.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Bus gates are lengths of road or parts of a road where access is restricted to buses, although sometimes other vehicles such as pedal cycles, solo motor cycles, taxis and trams can also be admitted. Signage must be in accordance with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 as advised in the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 3 Regulatory Signs Section 9.7.

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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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