One of the most scary things when you are riding a bike is interactions with buses. Often, when a bus has stopped at a bus stop, the person riding the bike has to pull into the traffic lane to go around them, only to be overtaken again by the bus later on. This can be scary for the person riding the bike and the person driving the bus.
To try and remove this problem on Mascot Avenue, a new design of a bus stop was tested as part of Te Ara Mua – Future Streets. The idea was to bring the bike lane onto the footpath, behind the bus stop, and then back onto the road. From all accounts so far, it appears to be working well.