"Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops in UK cycle lanes"

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"Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops in UK cycle lanes"

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"Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops in UK cycle lanes":
https://www.theguardian.com/news/articl ... ycle-lanes

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Re: Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops

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Jdsk wrote: 10 May 2024, 3:20pm
Bmblbzzz wrote: 16 Mar 2019, 8:56pm
thirdcrank wrote:Of course, cyclists and buses playing leapfrog between stops can be a PITA for all concerned and as I've posted somewhere above, plans for driverless buses seem to involve farcilities round the back of bus stop shelters.
Floating bus stops. Common in some places, being introduced in some parts of UK. They're nothing to do with driverless buses, which are still at least a decade off, probably more.
NB date.

"Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops in UK cycle lanes":
https://www.theguardian.com/news/articl ... ycle-lanes

Jonathan
I'm ambivalent about floating bus stops as a cyclist. Certainly some are badly designed, bringing unnecessary cyclist-pedestrian (not necessarily bus user) conflict and encroaching on pedestrian space in order to leave "car space" free. But this feels like another dead cat especially at this point.

And more generally, why do you always write "NB date" when the article is recent? It would make far more sense to bring the date to our attention when it's old (or 1st April).
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Bmblbzzz wrote: 10 May 2024, 3:48pmAnd more generally, why do you always write "NB date" when the article is recent?
IMO Jdsk uses "NB date" to indicate threadcromancy. This one had been dormant for over five years.

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Re: Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops

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I read about the recently announced review on floating bus stops.

Took it to be another thread in the failing Govt/pre election pro motorist anti bike campaign.

Interesting figures in that Guardian article showing the true scale of the problem.

"In London, which has the highest number of floating bus stops in the UK, statistics for 2020-22 showed that of 623 pedestrians injured after being struck by a bike, 0.6% of them – four in all – were hit at floating bus stops. None of these incidents appeared to have happened at a designated crossing point."
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They’re like a lot of things: OK once you get used to them, both as a pedestrian and as a cyclist. I’ll admit to having found them a bit alarming to negotiate at first.
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Someone from TfGM on Radio Manchester pointing out that in three years there have been a tiny number of issues about floating bus stops in GM, and the most serious was outside a pub at kicking out time.

This is culture war nonsense again, but is a lever to stop cycle lanes being built. The line of counter argument is that if we can't build safe cycle infra, more people will continue to cycle on the pavement which is probably a bigger danger?
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