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Illegally arked vehicles causing accident hazard

Reported via mobile in the Car parking category anonymously at 16:38, Sat 3 October 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 2323500.

There's always vehicles parked half on, half off the pavement at the nearside of Epworth Road, about 50 yards after turning onto it from the main road (Knole Lane). These vehicles completely block your view of vehicles coming down Epworth Road and around the corner. These parked vehicles, of which some are large vans, are causing a serious obstruction DIRECTLY OPPOSITE A NURSING HOME! These vehicles force wheelchair-bound people entering & exiting the building to go out into the road, & hidden from traffic coming down Epworth Road. I have had DOZENS of near-misses because I couldn't see cars coming down that road until we meet head-on, right in front of the nursing home. IF THIS SITUATION IS NOT RECTIFIED BY THE SENSIBLE INTRODUCTION OF DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AROUND THAT PARTICULAR SECTION OF EPWORTH ROAD THERE'S GOING TO BE A SERIOUS, IF NOT FATAL ACCIDENT. Just yesterday a lady pushing someone in a wheelchair was almost hit by a car because she had to push the wheelchair out into the road without being able to see around the large vans & 3 cars ILLEGALLY, & VERY INCONSIDERATELY, PARKED HALF ON THE NEARSIDE PAVEMENT AND HALF ON THE ROAD. The simple solution is to install some Double Yellow Lines for about 30 or 40 yards around that bend in front of the nursing home. This would completely clear the road of dangerously (and illegally) parked vehicles causing an obstruction. Mark my words when I say that if action isn't taken to rectify this obstruction, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED.

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  • What's the point in telling you but then you don't bother to tell the council?! Who's going to solve the problem? OBVIOUSLY NOT YOU!!!

    Posted anonymously at 21:12, Sat 31 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • If the issue still exists, please review the location and the description and let us know by creating a new enquiry on FixMyStreet

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:27, Wed 11 May 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2323500 in your new report if it is an update on this one.