Bus stop bypasses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4556
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How is Transport for London (TfL) monitoring for conflict between bus users and people cycling past at sites where bus stop bypasses have been installed? Please list the locations that are and are not being monitored and share TfL's findings so far.

Answer

Answer for Bus stop bypasses

Answer for Bus stop bypasses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL monitors the entire Cycle Superhighway network to ensure it is operating safely and effectively. This includes more than 50 bus stop bypasses across the capital. There have been no reported collisions between pedestrians and cyclists at bus stop bypasses. 

However, I do understand concerns raised about them, particularly from vulnerable pedestrians such as older people and blind and partially sighted people. 

As a result, TfL has established a working group of key stakeholders representing older and disabled people and cyclists, to support a trial of zebra crossings at bus stop bypasses at the following locations:

       Blackfriars Road, Stop U

       Blackfriars Road, Stop SA

       Whitechapel Road, The East London Mosque

       Whitechapel Road, Stop C

       Stratford High Street, Stop J

       Stratford High Street, Stop M.

The trial sites vary in the numbers of cyclists and pedestrians using them and are spread between Cycle Superhighway 6 and Cycle Superhighway 2, including both one-and two-way cycle tracks.

These sites will be monitored before and after the zebra crossings are installed, using video surveys, pedestrian and cyclist surveys and accompanied journeys with disabled people. The results will be published by spring next year.