Leicester 24-hour bus lane to be permanent

A 24-hour bus lane which has helped cut journey times into Leicester is set to become permanent.

The £300,000 pilot scheme along the A6 in Oadby was put in place to help reduce congestion.

Monitoring has shown it has led to a 44% drop in bus journey times between Oadby Parade and the city boundary, the county council said.

A report has now recommended keeping the bus lane. It will be discussed at a council meeting on Tuesday.

Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "A 24-hour lane gives passengers a more reliable, punctual and higher-quality service which in turn, helps to encourage use of public transport.

"Monitoring shows that this innovative idea is making a real difference to commuters by cutting journey times."

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