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Dangerous road and crossing

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction category anonymously at 14:55, Sun 12 September 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

The recently install pedestrian and cycle crossing has turned what used to be a safe stretch of road into a deathtrap. Prior to the crossing cars parked on one side of the road only, which kept this busy road open to two flows 9f traffic. The new crossing haas removed a lot of parking spaces, so cars now park on both sides which reduces it to single file traffic. To make matters worse there is significant hummock in the road at this point (much like the brow of a hill) which means that approaching cars cannot see how the single file stretch extends and if any traffic is already coming the other way. The restriction causes traffic to tail back, often blocking the very crossing that is causing the issue. I have seen many near misses here, both car on car and car on pedestrian. It is only a matter of time before there is a significant accident there.

The crossing should be removed (it should never have been put there with the close proximity of the hump in the road, and side road crossing, the parking situation and the fact that another crossing is just 50 yards away.

Either remove the crossing or make one side of the road completely double yellow lines.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:55, Sun 12 September 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:31, Sun 10 October 2021

  • 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 12:40, Wed 27 July 2022

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Wed 17 August 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2995747 in your new report if it is an update on this one.