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Urban traffic management - A tale of two cities

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As of today (21st October), Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has enacted his policy of the closure of all bus lanes in the city for a 9 month trial. His reasoning behind this move is that the anticipated rise in bus passengers hasn’t happened and passengers appeared to have either lessened or stayed the same. Ironically Liverpool is a city with some of the lowest car ownership rates in the country.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the East Lancs road, new bus lanes are under construction on the East Lancs in order to quicken bus journey times between Leigh/Wigan and Manchester. Leigh will gain faster journey times to Manchester when the guided bus way opens in 2015. This is of course great news for us in Leigh!

Although the progress of the situation in Liverpool will be watched by other cities across the world, it is a little ironic that a reverse policy is taking place in a neighbouring city with construction starting on the same day.

Stephensons’ road traffic accident team works hard to secure compensation for the damages and losses suffered as a result of an accident on the road that was not your fault, whether you were the driver or passenger in a car, a cyclist or pedestrian. The compensation we provide is designed to get you back on your feet in the aftermath of an accident and replace anything you might have lost. Contact us if you need further advice about making a claim.

By Stephen McCulley, personal injury department