Sadiq Khan‘s plans for ‘Floating’ bus stops have taken a blow today after leaked data revealed that 60 per cent of cyclists refuse to give way at zebra crossings.
Documents show that more than half of cyclists do not stop at London‘s 121 floating bus stops’ zebra crossings, prompting the London mayor’s cycling commissioner to admit they ‘feel dangerous’, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
The research also revealed that two pedestrians were seriously at such sites while another two people suffered minor injuries.
‘Floating bus stops’ – also called ‘shared use bus boarders’ (SUBBs) – have a cycle lane between the bus shelter and the road – forcing passengers to venture through incoming bike traffic to board their bus.
Transport officials have previously described them as ‘polished turds’ and said they were not inclusive to people with disabilities, with one mobility scooter user stating he would be ‘anxious’ to board or exit a bus from a cycle lane.