I am writing regarding the floating bus stop at Battersea Power Station Stop A.
Floating bus stops have become increasingly prevalent around London as well as in Battersea. Whilst I support measures that tackle the climate crisis, I believe the expansion of floating bus stops is dangerous. They pose a serious risk to the safety of blind and partially sight people people as well as the elderly as a result of the lack of direct access from the bus to the pavement.
In particular, I would like to draw your attention to Battersea Power Station Stop A towards Vauxhall which is a floating bus-stop with a Zebra crossing provided at some distance from the actual bus-stop itself. Given this distance, its availability isn’t always apparent to passengers, and, as a result, there have already been numerous incidents where elderly passengers have been injured as they attempt to cross the busy cycle-lane.
Given the clear risk of injury posed by this design, I would like to see the bus-stop changed so that it provides direct access from the bus to the pavement. Failing that, I would urge you to bring the Zebra crossing much closer to bus-stop itself so that it is feasible for passengers to use it when crossing the cycle lane.
I look forward to your response.
Marsha de Cordova