Bus Stop Bypass at the start of Wilmslow Road

A bus stop bypass on Wilmslow Road
This bus stop bypass is an example of best practice. The pavement is very wide here, so space is not an issue, but this design can be used in more confined spaces. This has not been paid for by Cycle City Ambition Grant money, I believe, but instead through money allocated for improving the bus corridor along Oxford Road. The decision was made that buses would find it better if they were not crossing cycle lanes to get into and out of bus stops, as the bus drivers would have one less thing to worry about. The clearly defined cycle lane lets bus passengers predict the movement of cycles, and there is a mini zebra crossing in the middle, to give clear priority to bus passengers if necessary.

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