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New road sign blocking the pavement

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 12:13, Thu 2 May 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 17 hours, 27 minutes later

A new ‘one way’ illuminated road sign has been installed in the pavement on Lower Redland Road opposite the end of Greenway Road. It duplicates an existing ‘turn right’ sign at the end of Greenway Road. The attached first photo shows both signs. However, the new sign has been placed in the footway so that it blocks the pavement for pedestrians. This footway was widened to 2m as it is a route to St John’s School Annex on Lower Redland Road. But the new sign restricts the width to only 1.2m at a critical point, where there is no footway on the opposite side of the road. This route is regularly used by groups of small children moving between the two sections of the school, as well as by parents with small children and buggies. The new sign could have been installed at the rear of the pavement, where it is inset, thus also avoiding a telecoms access cover and potential underground cables (see second photo). However, given the existing ‘turn right’ illuminated sign and the ‘turn right’ arrow in the roadway, there seems little need for this additional sign. It should either be removed or re-sited so as not to block the footway.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 04:40, Fri 3 May 2019

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:43, Wed 25 September 2019

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:05, Tue 15 October 2019

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 1619194 in your new report if it is an update on this one.