'Floating' bus stops
Our proposals will mean that bus stops are redesigned along the Upper Bristol Road, between junctions with Midland Road and Charlotte Street. The new cycle lanes will run next to the kerb in both directions, and the new bus stops will be on 'islands' set into the roadway. This means that you will need to cross the cycle path when you get onto or off a bus, but you will have priority over cyclists, with crossing points clearly marked, like a standard zebra crossing. To ensure that cyclists slow down and look out for bus users, there will be a ramp when approaching a bus stop and textured paving. The cycle path surface will rise to match the pavement at bus stops, so that the new route onto the bus shouldn't cause additional problems for wheelchair users or buggies.
To fit in with the new design, existing bus shelters will move slightly, and new ones will be created at bus stops where none exist at the moment.
The scheme should also have a positive impact on safety for all road users, as the speed limit will reduce from 30 to 20mph.
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