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Vegetation and earth are encroaching on the cycle/footpath

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction category anonymously at 20:49, Mon 11 December 2023

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5308599.

The shared footpath/cycle path is now extremely narrow along most of it's length on Bath Road from the junction of Iron Mould Lane, up the hill, past the allotments. The vegetation and earth is covering most of the width, reducing the clear pavement to less than a metre in places. This is getting dangerous as cyclists and walkers use the pavement in both directions, next to a very busy dual carriage way, and I have seen some near misses due to the reduced width. The undergrowth and earth just need to be scraped back and it would be so much wider

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:49, Mon 11 December 2023

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:34, Wed 13 December 2023

  • Hi - is there any update to this? All this needs is for the mud/growth to be scraped back to reveal a lot more tarmac and increase the width of the path

    Posted anonymously at 15:52, Monday 11 March 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:53, Monday 11 March 2024

  • We're getting into the summer and the vegetation is even bigger now with even less space on the pavement. This needs to be cut back and managed properly before a fatal accident occurs. Bristol City Council, you have been warned so it will be on you when something happens on this stretch of pavement/road.

    Posted anonymously at 10:42, Monday 20 May 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:42, Monday 20 May 2024

  • This picture shows how wide the path could be if everything was cleared/scraped back. It shows just how narrow the path has become. How can pedestrians and cyclists share this part of the path. The road is also narrow so that when buses use the inside lane, they are extremely close to the path. There will be an accident here if the path is not fully opened up

    Posted anonymously at 12:13, Wednesday 22 May 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:13, Wednesday 22 May 2024

  • BCC please take cyclists seriously. The path is very narrow and when passed by cars and buses it feels dangerously close. At the point of riding in the road and taking up a whole lane to make the point.

    Posted anonymously at 12:01, Monday 3 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:03, Monday 3 June 2024

  • I cycle along this path regularly to get to work, and indeed it is the main route for cyclists between Bristol and Keynsham, Saltford or Bath. The vegetation has encroached so far that in places my handlebar has to pertrude into the road, where buses and cars zoom by very close at 40 mph (see pictures). I do not feel safe any more, this will deter people from cycling, and someone is bound to have an accident. This overgrowth needs to be cleared back, and a schedule set up for future clearing (I would expect 3 per year - spring, summer and autumn).

    Posted by Ben Hargreaves at 22:43, Wednesday 5 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 22:43, Wednesday 5 June 2024

  • Vegetation massively overgrown. Barely wide enough for one person in places. Unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians. Please sort.

    Posted anonymously at 08:24, Friday 7 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:25, Friday 7 June 2024

  • This is ridiculous. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS for cyclists and will soon cause a serious accident. It is now not possible to use this path without being whipped by encroaching vegetation, let alone pass someone coming the other way. Buses pass at speed inches away. Can't remember when this was last cut back. URGENT URGENT URGENT.

    Posted anonymously at 11:03, Monday 10 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:04, Monday 10 June 2024

  • Update 12Jun2024. Council have cut it back, but still not good enough. Ground and roots needs to be scraped back at least a couple more feet. Path still not legally wide enough to be a cycle path in places. Buses race up behind you missing your head by inches with their wing-mirrors. This is because the left lane is not wide enough for buses so they drive along the curb.

    Posted anonymously at 13:28, Wednesday 12 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:29, Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • Thank you for cutting back the weeds etc. This has made the pathway slightly wider but unfortunately about a third of the path is still covered with mud etc. Please can this be cleared back? It would make the usable space so much wider!

    Posted anonymously at 20:13, Wednesday 12 June 2024

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:13, Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • 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 12:25, Monday 1 July 2024

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