Foxwood Lane bus stop moved over concerns for safety of pedestrians

A BUS stop in York will be moved following concerns for the safety of children and pedestrians.

The route along Foxwood Lane is used by a number of bus services, and one motorist contacted bus operator First with concerns about the stop.

The complaint read: “Regularly there are two buses stopped outside the shops on Foxwood Lane.

“The second bus is stopped in the zig-zags of the pedestrian crossing.

“For cars travelling from Gale Lane, they cannot see if anyone is waiting to cross or even if they are crossing. “Also, pedestrians waiting to cross cannot see if anything is coming.

“Already I have seen two children crossing and narrowly being missed by cars.”

Although no crashes have been reported in the area, once the issue was raised, First Bus decided to replace the bus stop as a precaution.

A spokesman for First Bus said: “This stopping point will be moved as soon as possible and we are happy to meet this request made by local people.”

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11:45am Fri 7 Dec 12

Saywhat says...

Blimey!! First York have actually listened to, and are acting upon a request by a member of the public. Now that has to be a 'first'.
Blimey!! First York have actually listened to, and are acting upon a request by a member of the public. Now that has to be a 'first'. Saywhat

12:18pm Fri 7 Dec 12

xtc says...

Saywhat wrote:
Blimey!! First York have actually listened to, and are acting upon a request by a member of the public. Now that has to be a 'first'.
Now the uni ones too and it ll be great,whichever idiot thought putting two right opposite each other needs firing!
[quote][p][bold]Saywhat[/bold] wrote: Blimey!! First York have actually listened to, and are acting upon a request by a member of the public. Now that has to be a 'first'.[/p][/quote]Now the uni ones too and it ll be great,whichever idiot thought putting two right opposite each other needs firing! xtc

4:30pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Barstool Knowall says...

I always thought the siting of Bus stops was the responsibility of the council, not the Bus companies?
It is more likely that First passed on these concerns to the Council.
I always thought the siting of Bus stops was the responsibility of the council, not the Bus companies? It is more likely that First passed on these concerns to the Council. Barstool Knowall

5:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Oaklands Resident says...

This can' t be right. This is one of the busiest bus stops in the suburbs of York.

It has a shelter and build out.

However, I understand that recently this “terminus” has been used as a "timing" point. Buses wait there if they are ahead of schedule.

It would be relatively easy to move the "timing" point, for the number 4 coming from Acomb, to another bus stop. It used to be at Acomb Green
This can' t be right. This is one of the busiest bus stops in the suburbs of York. It has a shelter and build out. However, I understand that recently this “terminus” has been used as a "timing" point. Buses wait there if they are ahead of schedule. It would be relatively easy to move the "timing" point, for the number 4 coming from Acomb, to another bus stop. It used to be at Acomb Green Oaklands Resident

9:22pm Sat 8 Dec 12

was york now rotherham says...

when did the bus termonuse change from Foxwood lane Otterwood lane end to Foxwood shops as i have always know Otterwood lane end been the termonation point even back as far as the 1960's(well not me personally but my parents and other members of my family who worked on the buses at that time)
when did the bus termonuse change from Foxwood lane Otterwood lane end to Foxwood shops as i have always know Otterwood lane end been the termonation point even back as far as the 1960's(well not me personally but my parents and other members of my family who worked on the buses at that time) was york now rotherham

9:54am Sun 9 Dec 12

Oaklands Resident says...

was york now rotherham wrote:
when did the bus termonuse change from Foxwood lane Otterwood lane end to Foxwood shops as i have always know Otterwood lane end been the termonation point even back as far as the 1960's(well not me personally but my parents and other members of my family who worked on the buses at that time)
In October when the number 4/5 bus routes were changed.
[quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: when did the bus termonuse change from Foxwood lane Otterwood lane end to Foxwood shops as i have always know Otterwood lane end been the termonation point even back as far as the 1960's(well not me personally but my parents and other members of my family who worked on the buses at that time)[/p][/quote]In October when the number 4/5 bus routes were changed. Oaklands Resident

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