‘Illogical’ bus stop blamed as cause of cyclists’ accidents

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Highways chiefs have been accused of ‘discriminating’ against ordinary motorists by installing a bus stop which juts out into the road.

Sheffield Council’s opposition Liberal Democrats say they have been made aware of two minor accidents where cyclists have collided with the kerb and bollards.

The build-out has been created on Abbeydale Road South, outside Dore and Totley rail station, to deter motorists from overtaking buses.

Coun Ian Auckland, the party’s transport spokesman, said: “Once again, transport priorities seem to be set by the needs of Town Hall bureaucrats instead of the genuine concerns of local people.

“These kinds of measures, which may discriminate against motorists, may make sense in the corridors of the Town Hall but they appear completely illogical to ordinary people.”

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “We have no record of any accidents happening here.

“The design of the bus stop outside Dore and Totley station was done to deter drivers from overtaking when buses are picking up or dropping off passengers. The scheme was also designed to encourage traffic to adhere to the speed limit and to ensure the road layout is as safe as possible in such a busy area.”