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No signage for bus lane

Reported in the Road Signage category anonymously at 09:32, Sat 16 February 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 3 minutes later

I rarely drive to Bristol (from Peasedown in Banes) and have never driven up the M32 before. Yesterday I had a paper map and was attempting to get from home to Cribbs Causeway via the M32 and then Filton Road. I saw blue motorway signage on my left indicating Filton turn-off next left, so I took the next left. I was rather puzzled as there was no signage at all next to this turning but carried on. It was only when I got over the bridge and spoke to a man at a bus stop did he tell me it was a bus lane. We then spent an ensuring 40 minutes completely lost (no satnav) and off my map and struggled to get to Cribbs. I wish I could say it was worth it. I do hear of complaint about bus lanes on Radio Bristol frequently and can now understand better the issue. I am in my 60's and drive daily and have for 10 years - and in central London. I have never come across so poorly indicated road as this one. Why can you not just in big bold letters on the entrance roadway itself put 'Bus Lane Only'? I work part-time in the NHS and live alone and cannot afford a fine. Ssurely more(signage) has to be better in this instance especially as hundreds of people reportedly get caught out by it - probably most of them, like me, inadvertently. I had no wish to get lost on the edges of Bristol I can assure you. I will be monitoring this in the media also and especially Radio Bristol as I listen to it daily. Please can you cancel this fine and think again about the signage - even if it does comply, it isn't enough. Thank you.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:35, Sat 16 February 2019

  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:17, Mon 18 February 2019

  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:39, Mon 18 February 2019

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate contractor for action.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:00, Mon 18 February 2019

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Mon 11 March 2019

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