Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Is Bus Lane Signage Unfair to Patients?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Is Bus Lane Signage Unfair to Patients?

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STEVE Robson's article about the Oxford Road bus gates was very interesting (M.E.N., March 1).

I have been taking my wife to the MRI for chemotherapy treatment since last September and, coming from Stockport, we've approached the hospital via Upper Brook Street and left the same way.

After her appointment on February 13, we wanted to go to Didsbury, so I left Grafton Street car park, turned left onto Oxford Road, and inadvertently drove through the bus gate between there and Hathersage Road. This resulted in a £30 fine and although I genuinely didn't see the signage, I paid the fine rather than be faced with the increased amount of £60 after two weeks.

The proximity of the bus gate to the hospital and the inadequate signage are very unfair as it is possible to enter the car park from a different route, and then exit Grafton Street onto Oxford Road within yards of the restricted zone. …

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