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Vehicle parked causing issues on one way street

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category anonymously at 08:36, Wed 25 November 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

This was car parked in Hebron Road (near no. 26) 3 and 1/2 weeks ago. It is parked facing the wrong way down a one way street. The road is narrow and by convention and common practice residents park using part of the pavement. This vehicle has not parked like this and is being badly damaged by larger vehicles trying to get past. It looks as if the vehicle has been dumped. An owner living nearby would have noticed.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:36, Wed 25 November 2020

  • Other than facing the wrong way, there is nothing wrong with the way this vehicle has been parked. It is illegal to drive on to the pavement to park, and this is highlighted in the highway code. Other motorists who drive on to the pavement are breaking the law.

    Posted anonymously at 09:36, Wed 25 November 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:36, Wed 25 November 2020

  • Fair enough comment but if you lived on the road you would appreciate the problem caused by the way the car is parked. It is severely scratched which is wasn’t when it was parked after having driven down the road in the wrong direction. It is sitting so the waste collection lorries, ambulances and larger vehicles like this cannot get passed it without mounting the kerb, thus driving on the pavement.

    Also in the Highway Code, Rule 239 states ‘do not park facing against the traffic flow’. This vehicle clearly has. In addition Rule 242 states ‘You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes obstruction of the road’. Given that the vehicle is now badly scratched wider vehicles must be struggling to get past. It is not a complete obstruction but partial.

    Posted anonymously at 11:18, Wed 25 November 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:18, Wed 25 November 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 11:40, Wed 25 November 2020

  • Perhaps BCC should review the layout of the road, and put double yellows on both sides if refuse lorries can't get past with a single car parked on one side legally. No excuse for pavement parking

    Posted anonymously at 12:18, Wed 25 November 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:19, Wed 25 November 2020

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wed 16 December 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2404240 in your new report if it is an update on this one.