I got out my camera and took the two photographs below. In the first one the lights are in the process of changing and the bus is still stationary. In the second the bus has vanished round the corner and you get a better view of the road markings.
A great deal of media attention is focused on cyclists who go through red lights - 'rogue cyclists' in the shrill words of the Evening Standard. My guess is that the rise in the numbers of cyclists red-light-jumping is an evolutionary response to the contempt which many drivers have for ASLs. Not only did this bus driver wilfully put cyclists and pedestrians at risk by illegally invading the whole of the ASL and beyond, if you look carefully you will see that the ASL in the background (on Lea Bridge Road) is completely blocked by a large truck and a Smart car. The truck is just the kind of vehicle which crushes cyclists to death when turning left at junctions of this sort.
I have no objections to the police handing out tickets to cyclists jumping red lights, but I would expect it to be a very low priority indeed and I would want to know what resources they put into ticketing drivers in ASLs. According to the Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign website:
Figures from Transport for
255 FPN's a month averages out at less than