This is a gentleman who, during the election campaign, claimed that Labour's proposal to electrify the bus fleet was part of their ongoing war against the motorist - see https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/06/labour-vows-to-electrify-englands-entire-bus-fleet-by-2030
Other than that small detail, there is the issue of how these new government proposals just announced will actually work.
I normally travel to work on a bus service where actually getting a seat would be considered a major miracle, since it is ram packed with students, so much so that that particular service has been christened informally with the name of the college most of the students attend- lol. Given that said students can travel a significant distance, it is not likely they will choose to cycle on a very busy A road, even with "temporary" space, should it ever exist- and given the finances of our local authorities, I have my doubts on that one. So when eventually they all go back, it will be same old service, but with less students, which means longer waits for the same service to ensure social distancing- again, not holding my breath on that one. It's even worse on a Friday when all the colleges close at just about the same time, and they all descend on the bus station at the same time. Social distancing my *****.
The alternative is an 8 mile trip on the bike each way which means a sustained 1 in 6 descent/ascent on a busy road shared with HGVs. Not great in summer. Not doable at any other time of year. I know, as I used to do this on certain days when my working hours started at an off peak time. It was only possible then. It is not possible to safely do this at peak. I speak as someone who has done thousands of miles on my own and with the local club, and plenty of commute experience. I am now in my late 50s and have been riding at a significant level since my early teens, and have been a CTC (now Cycling UK) member since the early 80s. So - 16 miles a day, 5 days a week I would be riding to work, according to this. Assuming my dodgy knee can tolerate it, if I could do this, I really should be a domestique for a pro team, not riding to work- doh..