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Dangerous crossing for pedestrians - crossing required

Reported in the General Highways Enquiry category anonymously at 15:42, Thursday 6 February 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council 3 minutes later

The top of Tower Hill is extremely dangerous for pedestrians for cross. The area has dropped kerbs, presumably to make access easier for cyclists, with the resultant blurring of where the carriageway ends and the pavement begins. There is a slight speed bump in the carriageway, which has white triangles painted on it to mark it, but no crossing like a zebra crossing. Cars approach from the direction of Old Market and do not signal their intent to go down Tower Hill or Lower Castle Street - often changing lane at the last minute. Because there is no clear priority between cars vs cyclists vs pedestrians there is often conflict with pedestrians having to run out of the way. Car drivers see no marked crossing, so drive at the pedestrians. For pedestrians the road and pavement just merge (no kerb), and with the marked speed bump many assume that it is crossing - which it is not. By putting a clearly marked zebra crossing here the safety would be greatly improved. There would be a clear crossing point, and no ambiguity.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:45, Thursday 6 February 2020

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:17, Thursday 6 February 2020

  • The existing crossing at the top of Tower Hill is to be replaced by a formal pedestrian crossing as part of the wider cycling/pedestrian improvements in the Old Market area.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:55, Monday 17 February 2020

  • The existing crossing at the top of Tower Hill is to be replaced by a formal pedestrian crossing as part of the wider cycling/pedestrian improvements in the Old Market area.

    Posted anonymously at 12:55, Monday 17 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:00, Monday 17 February 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:35, Monday 17 February 2020

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:56, Tuesday 18 February 2020

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Thursday 27 February 2020

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Tuesday 10 March 2020

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