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Bus lane enforcement

We are proposing to introduce bus lane enforcement to restrict access to some streets in Blackpool. 

The proposals are:

Restrictions

As part of an effort to make Blackpool better, we will be installing new bus lane enforcement cameras in the town centre. This is to improve public transport access, increase safety and ease congestion.

The following proposed restrictions will apply:

Roads

  • Market Street from West Street to Church Street
  • Church Street from Market Street to Corporation Street
  • Corporation Street from Church Street to West Street

Operation times

Restrictions are proposed to apply between 10.30am to 6.00pm daily.

Vehicles

Vehicles which can use bus lanes

  • Buses
  • Taxis (both Hackney and private hire)The licence plate must be displayed to drive within bus lanes
  • Cyclists
  • Coaches
  • Emergency vehicles

Enforcement

Enforcement will be carried out by Department of Transport approved cameras. Software checks the number plate against the registration details of permitted vehicles.

If you are caught entering, stopping or driving in bus lanes during hours of operation, you will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for £60. This will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If the charge is not paid after 28 days it will increase to £90.

Have your say

You can have your say on these proposals by emailing: highwaystraffic@blackpool.gov.uk