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Pooling of water on footpath/cyclepath

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 21:36, Mon 27 November 2017

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

Following rain, this section of footpath especially, as indicated by the map marker, is currently suffering from pooling of water that takes a long time to clear. Please can the drainage be improved?

This is the main route for people commuting between the southerly section of Festival way or Paxton Drive area, and Ashton Avenue bridge.

The entire stretch from Ashton Avenue bridge heading south to Paxton Drive is very poor for people on foot. The path mentioned above floods, as does the area further along underneath Brunel Way. This section is also very dark.

Continuing along the current directed route (through the Metrobus works) more uneven pavements and pooling of water is experienced.

Is there a reason why people are being diverted through these various obstacles, when there is a well lit pavement/cyclepath alternative alongside the new Metrobus route south of Ashton Avenue bridge?

Unfortunately this section is still fenced off to people, although no progress appears to be happening currently with this section of the Metrobus route.

Please can this section be opened, like the section between the northern end of Ashton Avenue bridge and Avon Crescent has been?

It is cleaner, with no signs of flooding, and properly lit. Yet frustratingly it is fenced off, causing people to take a poor quality, dark diversion through above mentioned obstacles.

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  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:11, Thu 30 November 2017

  • Further investigation required.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:26, Tue 5 December 2017

  • Further investigation required.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:11, Thu 7 December 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:46, Wed 27 December 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wed 17 January 2018

  • This has not been fixed despite a notification informing me so.

    In fact, the problem has been particularly bad over the past few days, the path has remained flooded at the marker point shown, forcing people to turn back and find a different route, or attempt to make their way over the adjacent boggy area of grass.

    Why has this been marked as fixed?

    Posted anonymously at 11:24, Wed 17 January 2018

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:25, Wed 17 January 2018

  • I can only surmise that nobody from Bristol Council has taken this route on foot during conditions described above.

    Action is required at present. To say otherwise suggests that you're happy with the state of this route which is obstructive especially for elderly, wheelchair users, those with pushchairs etc.

    Happy to describe issues on site if Council are willing to listen?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Wed 17 January 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:55, Wed 17 January 2018

  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:02, Wed 31 January 2018

  • Bristol Council - Please can you add some detail/explanation to your last 2 updates "Customer follow up" and (once again) "Under investigation"?

    What, exactly, is being done in the short term to resolve the problem for those needing to use this route?

    A quick win would be to remove the fencing and open up the pavement alongside the Metrobus route, south of Ashton Avenue bridge.

    Attached are photos taken after Bristol Council had listed this as "fixed" on 17 Jan.

    Posted anonymously at 21:01, Thu 1 February 2018

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 21:05, Thu 1 February 2018

  • Further investigation required.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:38, Wed 21 March 2018

  • Job raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:26, Tue 27 March 2018

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Bristol City Council at 17:18, Wednesday 28 April 2021

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