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Incorrect bollard causing a dangerous hazard

Reported in the Road Signage category anonymously at 14:34, Wed 23 September 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

The bollard incorrectly directs cyclists to go to the right of the barrier when in fact they should go left. This causes a dangerous situation where the cyclist can be heading directly at a motor vehicle coming the other way. The bollard must be removed or changed to show the arrow in the other direction.

Previously the bridge was set up to allow 2-way traffic controlled by traffic lights allowing only northbound or only southbound across the narrow section. At that time, the bollard would have been correct.

Now, the traffic lights are gone and the bridge is closed to northbound traffic completely except for cycles which are supposed to use the pedestrian section to the left, meanwhile southbound traffic can go across any time. The bollard still directs northbound traffic to the right though, and it is all too easy for a cyclist to obey the right-pointing arrow and find themselves head-to-head with an oncoming motor vehicle.

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  • No change one month later.

    Posted anonymously at 15:55, Wed 21 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:55, Wed 21 October 2020

  • Unchanged

    Posted anonymously at 22:37, Wed 18 November 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:37, Wed 18 November 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:07, Wed 18 November 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 23:37, Wed 18 November 2020

  • I recently observed another cyclist obeying the incorrect bollard and riding dangerously into the path of oncoming traffic. It is an obgoing problem

    Posted anonymously at 08:02, Thu 17 December 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:02, Thu 17 December 2020

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:36, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • A job has been raised with contractors and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:14, Wednesday 17 February 2021

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wednesday 10 March 2021

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