A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

They think you should stay on the bus

Posted by Alan on November 1, 2010

Bus stop and railings

Stay behind the railings!

 

Last weekend I took the bus shopping rather than cycling. Apart from the pangs of frustration at running to someone else’s timetable, something I spotted was this ‘intervention’. ┬áIn London buses generally have doors in the middle to let people off – so why, oh why, would you build railings roughly where the ‘out door’ would be (remember the bus will stop with the front bumper pretty much next to the stop ‘flag’).

And are railings really necessary anyway? They look ugly and do they actually do anything?

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One Response to “They think you should stay on the bus”

  1. They restrict the ability of pedestrians to cross, allowing motorists to drive faster whilst paying less attention. I like to climb over them to cross the road, that’ll show ’em

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