Cyclists have to give way to pedestrians at the crossing By Ali Vowles & Nathan Heath
A new style of cycle lane which runs between bus stops and the pavement has received a mixed reaction in Bath.
Pedestrians have priority at the bus stops and people using the cycle lane must stop to allow passengers to get on or off.
The system on Upper Bristol Road has been installed by Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES).
"Stepping off the bus into a cycle lane – it’s an accident waiting to happen," said resident, Dominic Violante.
"The road has been made more narrow to fit the system which makes it dangerous for vehicles too – it is absolutely ridiculous," he added. Mr Violante said that bus users are no longer safe on the road Other residents say that the new design is not only unsafe but has also increased pollution in the area."I live here, and I don’t think it’s necessary," said Paul Neary."It’s caused major congestion and with that comes more pollution – it’s been a headache from start to finish," he added. Saskia Heijltjes said the new system will improve the experience of cycling in the city However, cyclist Saskia Heijltjes, the Bicycle Mayor of Bath, said she felt the new system shows "big improvements" for cyclists."It is safe, when I am cycling, it is clear to me that I need to stop for bus users – the markings on the path are easy to see," she said.The scheme […]
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