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Ha! We were on holiday in Cambridge last year and I remember saying to the wife, 'I wonder how many people attempt to drive down these things'.

Now I know the answer is at least one this year!
 

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Fabulous, maroon should be more like moron,can you believe some people. Can't be me as I can't drive yet!!!!!
 

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OMG - that is incredible but I have to admit that I have never even heard of a busway or a car trap before. Also - she's on the wrong side of the road.

How does a car trap catch cars without also catching buses?

What the heck is a busway?
 

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I think mini girl means the driver sting Ray! It appears to be a track dedicated to trams like the San Francisco trolley buses.
 

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OMG - that is incredible but I have to admit that I have never even heard of a busway or a car trap before. Also - she's on the wrong side of the road.

How does a car trap catch cars without also catching buses?

What the heck is a busway?

I think it's similar to the system used over here, although here it's only a few metres long. It's simply the middle off the road being alot lower, the only way to get across is to have a wide enough car/truck/bus. To stop the buses from going in the tracks with one wheel they have guidelines on the sides that will center the bus if you're off course.
 

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I think mini girl means the driver sting Ray! It appears to be a track dedicated to trams like the San Francisco trolley buses.
In San Francisco, the cable cars just share the same lanes as the cars but they run on a kind of small railroad track embedded into the road so that it doesn't interfere with cars. I have never seen a road that is dedicated to bus traffic that runs on regular tires.

In Vancouver we have "trolley" buses that have an electric pickup that feeds in the electricy to power the bus. They just run on regular tires and also share lanes with cars. They are restricted for the obvious reason to routes that have the overhead wires for the pickups.

 

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San Francisco has buses like that as well. Or at least it did the last time I was there (20 years ago).

Yes, the Cable Cars run on dedicated tracks. But there are far fewer of those.
 

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Angib and kernow,those photos are amazing. Loved them.
 
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