From T.S. Landsberg:-

THE only letters I have seen in support of the bus lanes have been from Wirral Borough Council and Merseyside Transport Ltd - the very people responsible for the creation of queues of traffic all pumping out fumes for a longer period than they did before the green paint came out.

These supporters have never responded to the criticism that they have inhibited traffic flow through Birkenhead with cars and buses being held up in the tail backs as two lanes try to merge into one.

I agree there is a case for getting more cars off the road and more passengers onto buses. Bus lanes, in some areas, work well. However, it is clear that the scheme in Birkenhead has backfired and it is surely time to get out the paint remover.

Heywood Boulevard, Thingwall.

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