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Short notice closure of footpath with no alternative route provided

Reported anonymously at 19:23, Wed 30 May 2018

Sent to Bristol City Council 2 minutes later

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Providence Place has been closed to vehicular traffic due to construction on the east side of the road (GallifordTry have made themselves a nice carpark, after taking away residents spaces on the road). Now the KIER construction company have moved in on the west side of the road and have posted notices today saying they'll be closing the remaining footpath on Providence Place from Friday (1st June, less than 2 days notice).

This leaves no reasonable pedestrian routes towards Temple Meads for residents on Old Bread Street (or pedestrians/commuters/shoppers coming from the city centre south via Broad Plain/Straight St) because the path on New Kingsley Road has also be closed.

You now have to cross New Kingsley Road (poor visibility going west-east due to construction signage and bend of the road) and walk half way down Anvil Street just to get south to Avon Street. Next keep walking east to the Puggs Lane pedestrian crossing. Then you have to double-back west along Avon Street (or the river) to get back to the bendy Valentines Bridge (the more direct Meads Reach Bridge to the west was damaged by a commercial vehicle months ago and remains closed). This doubles the walking time. Going via Temple Way will triple it for residents!

No effort was made to notify residents or any of the regular daily users of this footpath, surely some consideration is due!? Please require this path is left open until suitable arrangements can be made by the two huge construction firms that makes some effort towards the locals.

Many thanks

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  • No response from Council after a month. New Kingsley Rd is currently usable (after a brief period of pedestrians in road on a blind bend), but still has signs saying not to use it - so presumably no action has been taken.

    Posted anonymously at 16:00, Fri 29 June 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Abandon hope all ye who enter here, I'm out.

    Posted anonymously at 17:59, Tue 31 July 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This road/footpath has now finally been reopened.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 14:18, Monday 3 May 2021

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