The busway extension is not open yet, and probably won't be until there is a station to go to, but part of the adjacent cycleway/footpath is.
There is a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing at the end of the current busway to cross Milton Road (in one leg - no intermediate islands). The entrance to the new busway extension is clearly closed with metal fences, but the entrance to the footpath/cycleway is open.
|View from Milton Road|
The "Busway" is a normal single carriageway road, with a short section of surface-mounted metal guide-rails and a car-trap at the entrance.
|Closer view of the bollards|
- They are about twice the height,
- Painted black and white
- With a reflector near the top
- And a pair of handles.
The handles appear to be to help lift the bollard out of the socket.
The path continues just round the bend from the furthest point visible in these photos, then you are forced to turn right along a short path to join Nuffield Road.
I wonder if National Cycle Route 51 will be diverted to use this new path?
Update 16 Jan 2016Today I took some more photos.
Finally, a photo of the bollards where the connecting path from Nuffield Road meets the new busway extension:
These are very similar to the old bollards along the busway, but with proper reflectors at the top, and black/yellow stripes below that.