Bristol likes to regard itself as a place of innovation.

Bearing this inventive spirit in mind, contractors working in Old Market Street for Bristol City Council have invented a new public conveyance vehicle – the bup.

image of bus stop featuring words Bup Stop

A spokesperson for Bristol City Council said: “We take the misspelling of road marking very seriously and will soon be appointing an expensive CONsultant to advise us of the best possible solution.” (That quotation was made up, wasn’t it? Ed.)

Hat tip: Bristol Post.

Update 27/08/14: the orthographical gaffe was corrected yesterday, according to the Bristol Post.