This is Lonsdale Street. Bus lanes bring undoubted benefits, allowing buses to overtake stopped traffic. But policing them seems to be rare, and it’s not uncommon to see a bus carrying dozens of people held up by a car with one. It may be as simple as a motorist stopping a few centimetres too far over the line.
Hoddle Street is also a problem, for a different reason. There is no bus lane in the northbound direction — instead there is a T2 lane, theoretically limited to buses and cars carrying two or more people, but again, enforcement is non-existent, leaving buses to get caught in the traffic.
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