Huddersfield's new bus gates have changed the way drivers navigate around the town centre — and our latest dashcam video gives a taste of town centre driving during the weekend rush.
Examiner photographer Simon Morley sent in the clip above, noting the "mad one-way system when trying to park near the banks".
Altering where cars can go – and just as crucially can’t go – is always going to be controversial.
Kirklees Council’s installation of camera-enforced bus gates in Huddersfield town centre has certainly sparked some strong opinions.
We asked you what you thought of the new system after our launch-day gallery captured some motorists ignoring the new signs.
Some think the ‘gates’, which restrict some town centre roads to buses and hackney carriages, are a good idea.
Christopher James said: “Had bus gates in Leeds years. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the signs. If people can’t understand or read the signs then (they) shouldn’t be driving.”
Jason Brook said: “Whatever we do to (the) town centre drivers will moan and cry. If you don’t want a fine, don’t enter the area. It’s that simple.
“Go park in a carpark and walk to where you are going. Why do you need to be outside each shop door? Can’t you use your feet?”
But others aren’t pleased with them.
Hackney carriage driver Mohammed Aslam said: “Huddersfield town centre is busy but it’s not busy enough to have bus gates.
“My colleagues who drive private hire cars aren’t at all happy about it. It’s better the way it was.
“The money could have been spent better. There are potholes in the road and they could have been repaired rather than spending money on bus gates.”
Mark Eastwood said: “Not content with turning Dewsbury into a ghost town by fleecing motorists with parking fines dished out by over-officious traffic wardens, they’ve now turned their attention to Huddersfield.”