Public outcry for rising bollards after car gets stranded on guided bus lane in Cambridge

Members of the public have asked for rising bollards to be installed following a recent incident when yet another car was stranded on a guided bus lane in Cambridge, a news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The car’s front tyre burst after the wheel got stuck in the tracks about 75 yards from the Histon junction. This follows other guided busway mishaps this year, including a Volkswagen Golf wedged at Cambridge North, another car stranded near Addenbrooke’s and the most recent accident involving a van stuck near St Ives.

Numerous motorist and bus users have called for the council or private bus companies to do more to both signpost the busway and physically prevent cars from driving down the bus lanes. Installing rising bollards at the entry to each section of the busway was one of the most popular suggestions.

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