The charge would therefore discourage other drivers from filling road space
in front of buses, thus creating what you might call a "bus-friendly" lane and giving buses a clearer run.
A council transport spokesman added: ``This is not anti-motorist but is aimed at ensuring everyone gets a fair crack of the whip of the limited road space
Infrastructure - the designation of road space
for the exclusive use of goods vehicles and other economically essential traffic.
"At a network level this means rebalancing the allocation of road space
, rather than perpetuating the dominance of single occupancy car drivers."
is a precious resource, our policies must optimise its use.
They advise motorists to share the road space
considerately and allow time for cyclists to manoeuvre.
He said he could not understand Prof Begg's remarks since the director-general of the Department for Transport had personally asked Birmingham to be more innovative in the way it used scarce road space
Expanding the Midland Metro is a non-starter because it would be horribly expensive and would mean eating into already scarce road space
Buses are the most efficient users of road space
Most could quite easily get out of their cars and instead use the bus, freeing up road space
and causing less pollution.