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Loading bay issues - signage required

Reported via desktop in the Road Signage category anonymously at 13:57, Thu 14 October 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Good afternoon,

I represent The Southern Cooperative, and we have a retail convenience unit on Ashley Down Road.

We are continuously missing deliveries due to the loading bay adjacent the unit on Ashley Down Road being used for parking. This is detrimental to the local community who rely on the store.

Please can you install Loading bay only - no parking signs along that area, and increase patrols as necessary?

Thank you in advance

Reginald Smith Estates Surveyor The Southern Cooperative

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:57, Thu 14 October 2021

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:13, Thu 14 October 2021

  • My suggestion is signage along Loading bay, something like "Goods vehicles only between 07:00 -1900 Mon-Sun" or similar depending on range of times and days of all the deliveries to store, placed along Loading Only bay, but not posts near the kerb as the lamppost had to be moved for being struck by vehicles manuevering. Perhaps a single yellow line also to add weight. I believe there is a public perception, even among law enforcement also, that it's ok to park even on double yellows for upto10 mins if they are just popping into a store to purchase, but as I understand it "loading" (or unloading) has to be continual to count. The other parking bay just along from the Loading only bay could have "Co-op customers only 07:00-23:00 Mon-Sun 15mins max". Last time I looked there was a tiny sign saying "no parking at any time" on post (existing light or downpipe) by wall & facing the wall, clearly ignored, and not being enforced, and may have been moved from Loading bay perhaps. So parking over night allowed, but this could lead to confusion. Image from Sept 2020 shows how because of selfish parking on loading bay, delivery vehicle had to either park on busstop, and bus then stop on pedestrian crossing, or double park or drive away as I have seen also.

    Posted by Martin Stocker at 19:18, Thu 10 February 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:18, Thu 10 February 2022

  • Many months ago while waiting at the busstop I noticed; one of the cars parked in the Loading bay was apparently owned by a resident of Ashley Heights as that's where he appeared from and drove away, presumably parked all night and till mid morning. One car was apparently a Yoga Furie customer so there for at least an hour. Other cars and or vans appeared, drivers nipped into co-op bought small amounts and drove off, being then replaced by the same, one vehicle cheekily parked on busstop. Even if double yellow lines, parking services usually give 10mins grace, enough time for co-op customers to still park there briefly and be replaced by next vehicle, so that might not be a perfect solution. Signage could be fitted to any downpipes or posts on the inside of the pavement nowhere near kerb to avoid collision with back end of long vehicles as they're pulling out into traffic, also seen.

    Posted by Martin Stocker at 06:37, Fri 11 February 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 06:37, Fri 11 February 2022

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