Cambridgeshire ‘floating bus stops’ interaction analysis

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December 2015

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Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) are implementing a series of ‘floating bus stops’ within the Cambridgeshire area. Due to this new planned infrastructure, CCC are interested in establishing whether the new ‘floating bus stops’ designs are generating any unsafe interactions between road users, in particular cyclists and pedestrians. To do this, two sites where ‘floating bus stops’ are already in place were monitored: Huntingdon Road and Hills Road.

The specific interactions that were closely observed included any interactions between cyclists and pedestrians, any interactions between cyclists and buses and any interactions between cyclists and cars. An interaction score was assigned to the interactions relating to their risk and severity. It was also noted whether cyclists continued to use the road or the new cycle lane.