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The bus gate is being abused, even with the ANPR cameras and fines in force.

Reported anonymously at 09:10, Fri 8 December 2017

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

The bus gate between Romney Avenue and Danby Street, is being consistently abused by private cars. The bus gate has signage, which has failed to deter incorrect use, changed road colour and texture, again hasn’t deterred use, activation of the ANPR camera and fines, which hasn’t deterred use. The roads surrounding the bus gate have clearly not been designed for vehicles to fly along (sometimes as fast as 50-60mph), with houses at the road side and no protection for residents. I have observed a handful of near misses with children crossing the road (thinking it is clear as it is buses only and no buses in sight), only for a car at speed to swerve out the way / loudly beep their horn. I have also observed three cars using the bus gate as a personal racing track, with two of the vehicles side by side racing (one car on the wrong side of the road). The council maintain that they would monitor the abuse of the bus gate through the ANPR camera, and install additional measures as required (for safety). I can confirm that this has not been done, and they are clearly not monitoring the data accurately, as they would see that there is no change / dramatic drop off in abuse as they thought there would be. The road needs to be physically narrowed, and raised at the bus gate, to act as physical deterrents to use. Please can you confirm what else is going to be done, and make sure that these changes are maintained following the Romney house development?

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