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Cardiff’s bus stop cycle bypasses are ‘hazardous’ says passenger group

Infrastructure

Rhodri Clark
05 October 2021
An ‘island bus stop’ on Newport Road, Cardiff
An ‘island bus stop’ on Newport Road, Cardiff

 

A bus watchdog has criticised the use of ‘island bus stops’ in central Cardiff to accommodate new cycle tracks, but the local authority says the layout is prescribed in Welsh Government guidance.

Concerns have previously been expressed over similar layouts in Edinburgh (LTT 2 November 2020) and Enfield (LTT 7 June 2019), but the updated Welsh design guidance of July 2021 includes the island bus stop as an option for local authorities. “The safest and most comfortable way to...

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