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The row of buildings, containing the Merchants Arms and The Vet have been hit 8 times in the last 10 years. An elderly gentleman was killed on the crossing last year. It is a very fast section of the A4. When the pavement was modernised recently, part of the job was to install railings, but this was cancelled as the job went over budget. Please make this corner and footpath safe.

Reported in the General Highways Enquiry category anonymously at 10:48, Tuesday 18 August 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Safety railings need to be installed before the children go back to school.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:48, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • This section of road is really dangerous and railings are most definitely required to help make it safer for pedestrians, residents and customers of the affected businesses. Drivers do take the corner far too quickly - often to get through either sets of traffic lights before they change. I've also frequently see cars turn out of the small road to the left of the pub (facing it) in the wrong direction driving towards ongoing (one-way!) traffic. This heightens the risk of a serious collision right at the point where railings are needed.

    Posted anonymously at 11:04, Tuesday 18 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:04, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • This definitely needs looking into. Especially as people have got a bit more relaxed in lockdown - I spotted an elderly gentleman heading to the pavement without using the crossing yesterday. Railings would make people and cars safer in every way.

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Tuesday 18 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:43, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • I very much support this. Bristol City Council - please provide some railings as suggested before another serious accident occurs

    Posted anonymously at 16:04, Tuesday 18 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:04, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • This issue absolutely needs to be addressed. There is clear potential for a serious fatal accident.

    Posted by Allen McCarrol at 11:13, Sunday 23 August 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:13, Sunday 23 August 2020

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:48, Friday 4 September 2020

  • I fully support this request as a customer and member of the community

    Posted anonymously at 14:34, Thursday 8 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:34, Thursday 8 October 2020

  • Railings are really important along this stretch of road to protect pedestrians as cars take the corner very fast.

    Posted by Nancy Jones at 09:31, Monday 12 October 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:31, Monday 12 October 2020

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