As part of the Cycle Enfield project, there are plans to install cycle lanes on a number of key roads throughout the Borough. These plans would include design changes at bus stops along these routes.
These bus stops will be designed so that pedestrians have priority, whilst also protecting people cycling by not forcing them into the carriageway with motor traffic.
Although new in Enfield, these designs have been used in other parts of London and the UK. Their use continues to be monitored and there is no evidence that suggests the designs have resulted in any serious incident between people cycling and people using the bus. These designs are commonplace in Europe and have been used for many years, with communities soon becoming familiar with how they work.
We have created a series of images below to help better illustrate the bus stop design.
Bus Stop Boarder (view from above)
There are a number of these proposed throughout Enfield. The illustration shows how the space around the bus stop is raised to the level of the pavement. A 0.5m buffer strip is also included to create some initial dedicated space for people stepping off the bus.
Bus Stop Boarder (approach)
This illustration also shows the 'light segregation' that will be used along many of the routes. The cycle lane is separated from the motor traffic by a solid white line and a series of rubber humps. We have clarified that dial-a-ride and blue badge holders will be able to enter these cycle lanes to set down and pick-up passengers.
Bus Stop Bypass
Where there is more space, Cycle Enfield will use the bus stop bypass design. This is where the cycle lane diverts behind the bus stop, creating pavement space for those people waiting for a bus and additional pavement space for those people who are walking.
Visit our major projects page if you would like to see further details of the designs for individual roads.