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Cars parking on double yellow lines, obstructing the pavement with open doors, and limiting the flow of road traffic

Reported in the Obstruction category anonymously at 15:52, Mon 15 June 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Every day for months (particularly in the better weather) multiple cars have been mounting the pavement and parking over the double yellow lines along Stapleton Road (between Berwick Road and St Mark's Road, opposite the shops), either with occupants waiting inside them, or whilst their owners go shopping on the opposite side of the road (where designated parking already exists). Frequently occupants open the car doors across the pavement and congregate around the cars on the pavement side, causing obstruction to pedestrians walking, and in particular not leaving a space wide enough for a pushchair or wheelchair to pass on the pavement. A user of either would have to cross into the road to get past the cars. In addition the parking of cars on this side of the road also partially obstructs a traffic lane, and disrupts the flow the two-way traffic on this busy road. Could the council consider erecting some railings to deter parking here, or enforce penalties for parking on the double yellow lines. This is a real safety issue and is also causing disputes between pedestrians and motorists.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:52, Mon 15 June 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 11:08, Wed 15 July 2020

  • This issue is not resolved and this is a really terrible problem that no one is dealing with

    Posted anonymously at 15:57, Fri 31 July 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:57, Fri 31 July 2020

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:03, Wed 5 August 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2156908 in your new report if it is an update on this one.