COUNCILLORS are to consider allowing motorcyclists to use Huddersfield's bus lanes.
They agreed yesterday to refer the matter to the Kirklees Council transportation scrutiny panel for investigation.
Panel members will report back to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Group with their views.
This proposal follows a recommendation by councillors David Payne and Mark Hemingway.
The council's cabinet recently agreed to an 18-month pilot project, starting in December, allowing taxis to use bus lanes on Wakefield Road.
At an earlier meeting Tory spokesman Clr Mark Hemingway said bus lanes, which were created as a means of encouraging public transport, were often under-utilised and even empty at certain times of the day.
"The Conservatives feel that the opportunity exists to extend the use of bus lanes to other forms of transport," he said.
But a report to the committee said motorcyclists were the second largest road user group - after car drivers - involved in accidents in Kirklees over the last three years.
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