Bus stop tests for Muswell Hill

Publication date: Tuesday 30 August 2011

Muswell Hill bus stop relocationThe first round of safety tests to check whether a busy Muswell Hill bus stop may be relocated have been carried out.

Cllr Nilgun Canver, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, met with TfL representatives to see first hand how the W7 bus stop on Muswell Hill could be relocated to the roundabout to make it more accessible.

Cllr Canver said:

“We have listened to passengers’ concerns about the W7 bus stop, which we understand can be hard to reach for people with mobility problems or those with pushchairs.

“We are exploring the possibility of relocating the stop to the roundabout, and the recent tests gave us the chance to measure how the new stop might impact on traffic, visibility and safety.

“We are in talks with TfL and the bus operator Metroline to explore all the different implications of moving the bus stop, such as motorist visibility, and safety for pedestrians and bus drivers and passengers.

“Further detailed studies are needed to decide whether the relocation is possible and we will be carrying out more tests in September.”

Passengers currently board the W7 a short way down Muswell Hill, and the route finishes on the southern edge of the roundabout at the top of the Hill.

The tests are exploring moving the stop to the northern edge of the roundabout, between Dukes Avenue and Muswell Hill Broadway, outside Boots and Giraffe.

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