What is a bus lane?

A bus lane is a section of road that during specified hours of the day can only be used by buses, taxis, emergency vehicles and other specified vehicles. All of our bus lanes are located within Bath.

Where are the bus lanes in Bath?

Road Name

Operational Days

Operational Times

Argyle Street

Monday - Sunday

24 Hours

Dorchester Street (East bound lane only)

This experimental traffic restriction has now been removed.

For more information, please view operational times

Green Park Road

Monday - Sunday

24 Hours

High Street

Monday - Sunday

10.00 - 18.00

London Road A4

Monday - Sunday

24 Hours

New Bond Street

Monday - Sunday

10.00 - 18.00

Northgate Street

Monday - Sunday

10.00 - 18.00

Pulteney Bridge

Monday - Sunday

24 Hours

Wells Road A367

Monday - Saturday

08.00 - 10.00

Wellsway A367

Monday - Sunday

24 Hours

Map of Bus Lanes in Bath City Centre:

How will I know what a bus lane looks like?

Bus Lane Sign

Below are some of the ways that you can identify a bus lane, some are a legal requirement and others are good practice, so may not always be in place.

  • Signs directing traffic away from the bus lane asking you to move into the correct lane.
  • Road markings with arrows pointing traffic away from the bus lane and into the correct lane.
  • A sign stating that CCTV is being used (this is a symbol of a camera).
  • A sign stating what vehicles are allowed on this part of the road this could be a picture of a taxi, bus, bike and emergency vehicle.

How do I pay a fine?

How do I make a representation if I feel the fine has been incorrectly issued?

Please note that we have to have all representations in writing to ensure that the process is fully auditable. If you require aid in writing this please call 01225 477133 or visit the One Stop Shop

If you choose to make Formal Representations

Parking Services staff are unable to discuss details of this PCN over the telephone. This is because written evidence is required for audit purposes and for presentation to an adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal if an appeal is submitted. (See below)

Representations should be received by the Council within 28 days from the date of service of the PCN.

If the Council accepts your representations, you will be notified of this decision, the PCN will be cancelled and no payment will be due.

If the Council rejects your representations, you will be sent a Notice Of Rejection and details of how to pay the penalty charge or appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

The current regulations concerning PCNs are The Bus Lane Contraventions (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005.

To protect your right of appeal the above procedure must be followed.

How do I appeal a decision?

If your representation is rejected you will receive a Notice of Rejection. Within this letter there will be information on the appeals process. The appeal will from this point be dealt with by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal; they are an independent body who will make a final decision that is then binding.

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