Safer access to bus stops

The ability for pedestrians to safely cross roads to access bus services and reach their destinations is a concern, particularly at mid-block locations between intersections where higher frequency services (SmartBuses) are typically located on busy arterial roads. These mid-block bus stops are particularly problematic for the mobility impaired, including those using mobility equipment and parents with prams. Mid-block pedestrian accidents for the elderly account for 20 per cent of all pedestrian accidents.

The provision of dedicated safe crossing points along major bus routes will improve pedestrian safety and reduce the incidence of accidents, while also increasing the natural catchment areas for bus patrons.

FTG Rd bus stop merged photo 2