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Cannot access private forecourt due to incorrect signage

Reported in the Road Signage category anonymously at 18:09, Mon 30 September 2019

Sent to Bristol City Council 1 minute later

A bikes only left turn sign on Kellaway Avenue on one end of the forecourt on cairn's road and 2 bikes only signs the other side has legally left our clients and employees breaking the law to park on our busy PRIVATE forecourt. This is not council land and it has been blocked off by the signs

To make matters worse, a sign post has been put where a drop kerb could go to access the forecourt...

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:10, Mon 30 September 2019

  • Customer follow up.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:00, Tue 1 October 2019

  • Under investigation.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:05, Tue 1 October 2019

  • Customers, employees and locals are having to break the law to use the drop kerb for the Private business forecourt as well as for the public parking spaces. The parking spaces have been marked by the council...? How can cars use them if bikes are the only transport allowed in this section? (See pics).

    Solution - take away the bike only signs, or at lease the turn left bike only sign on Kellaway avenue.

    Posted anonymously at 08:56, Tue 1 October 2019

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:45, Fri 25 October 2019

  • Further to my previous post, you can see all the other signs indicate cars one way and bikes the other, so the left turn sign is incorrect, it should state 'no right turn!'

    Solution: put up a no right turn sign.

    Posted anonymously at 14:44, Fri 25 October 2019

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:10, Fri 25 October 2019

  • So this just happened today, little old lady tried turning right up cairns road off of kellaway avenue and went straight in to the concrete bollard. Luckily she was only going slow but did quite a bit of damage to the underside of her car and then drove off back along Kellaway Avenue. All due to the incorrect sign on Kellaway Avenue. If it had said no right turn instead of no left turn then it would not have happened. Please change the sign from no left turn to no right turn, you're putting lives at risk!

    Posted anonymously at 16:07, Fri 25 October 2019

  • Update - council has informed me that to access the forecourt customers need to drive around the block and then cross directly over Kellaway Avenue. Effectively cutting off a local business from the main road and passing trade. This is unacceptable, the local MP has been informed. If no resolution is found soon then I will be contacting the local papers and starting a petition.

    Posted anonymously at 17:29, Sat 1 February 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:15, Sat 1 February 2020

  • We've investigated this issue and don't think any further action is needed at this time.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:07, Thu 23 April 2020

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