32.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with an amendment to the recommendations with regard to taxis using the bus lane.
32.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) agree to the implementation of a 12 month trial allowing powered two wheelers and taxis to use the bus lanes along the A259 Bexhill Road; and
(2) authorise the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order permitting the use of the bus lanes on the A259 Bexhill Road by powered two wheelers and taxis.
32.3 The A259 Bexhill Road bus lane between Glyne Gap and Filsham Road in Hastings is part of the Link Road complementary measures and will be implemented in 2018/19. Allowing powered two wheelers to use the bus lane would potentially reduce the exposure of riders to general traffic, improve safety and reduce journey time, as well as reduce pollution levels. A safety assessment has not identified any issues with PTWs using the A259 Bexhill Road bus lane that should prevent a trial going ahead.