The zebra crossing wars on whiteladies road are hotting up. The bus companies had put together a proposal to make it harder to walk over the road -replacing some zebra crossings with pelican crossings, and here, by Oakfield Road, moving the crossing away from "the line of desire" and zig-zagging it so as to stop anyone with bicycle from using them. By discouraging walking and cycling, those people who don't have cars now have no reason not to use FirstBus, so will be a revenue stream.
Sadly, the troublemakers -and we know who they are- pushed back, and this crossing will remain as is. What can we do? Well, FirstBus knows what to do, it's pretend the crossing isn't there. The more people realise that buses will go straight through it, the less tempted they will be to use the routes.
Congratulations, then to WX06OMO, for showing strength of will and not even bothering to slow down for the person standing by their bicycle waiting to cross this junction.
Monday, 4 April 2011
FirstBus joins our campaign against Zebra Crossings!
Posted by Bristol Traffic at 07:07
Labels: bus, clifton, firstbus, oakfield-road, whiteladies-road, zebra-crossing, zebras-belong-in-zoos
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Strangely the law says that (as a driver) you don't have to stop unless the ped is on the crossing. Consequently I now always plant a foot onto the crossing instead of standing at the side (like any sane person would).
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