Transport and Roads , Tackling the climate and ecological emergency , Delivering for local residents , Improving people’s lives New separated cycle lanes that are part of a vision to help more people leave the car at home for short journeys in and around Bath have opened at A4 Upper Bristol Road today (November 25).
New types of bus stops not seen before in the city have also come into use which operate by the cycle lane running between the bus stop and the pavement.
Pedestrians have priority at the bus stops and people using the cycle lane must stop to allow bus passengers to get on or off the bus. A video explaining how the bus stops work can be viewed here
Crossing points for pedestrians have also been improved with new continuous footways introduced along the route.
A continuous footway is a relatively new method of giving people priority over vehicles where side roads join main roads, to improve safety. Kerbs and tactile paving are removed to give the appearance that the pavement continues across the entrance of the side road. There are also ‘give way’ lines to show drivers they have to give way to people crossing.
The new measures are part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s active travel scheme to make it safer and more convenient to walk, wheel and cycle in this part of the city.
Councillor Sarah Warren, cabinet member for Climate and Sustainable Travel, said: “The new cycle lanes, bus stops and continuous footways are […]
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