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Problems with parking

Reported in the Faded road markings category anonymously at 13:37, Thu 7 March 2019

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 2 minutes later. Council ref: 1564765.

For the sake of traffic using Lansdown Road in Bath, please could the Council review the lack of parking restrictions on a very short stretch of this road? Outside Lansdown Mansions (opposite Lansdown Place East) is a recessed parking bay for use of the Mansions only. Uphill of this bay is a very short stretch where there are no parking restrictions - about 2 - 3 car lengths - then there is a marked parking bay on the highway. This unmarked section is the section to which I refer. Many regular users of Lansdown Rd know that the unmarked stretch is actually a pinch point, and if any vehicle parks there (which they can legally at present) it reduces the road to one lane only. When there are lorries, coaches and Park & Ride buses going up and down this road all day, reducing it to one lane creates a dreadful backlog.

For some reason, recently there has been a lot more parking at that point, sometimes by vans as well as cars, and there have been quite a few traffic jams. I cannot remember whether there were yellow lines on the unmarked stretch before the road was resurfaced last year, but personally I believe that parking should be prohibited between the recessed bay and the marked parking bay, so that the log jam effect is prevented. Thank you for looking into this. I had to choose an incorrect subcategory. Sorry.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 13:40, Thu 7 March 2019

  • We are looking into this issue. You can check back here for further updates.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 16:50, Thu 7 March 2019

  • MISSING WHITE LINE TEAM 2 months ago a team of white liners arrived to paint a line on Lansdown Road to prevent parking This followed gridlock with a First P&R bus not able to get past parked cars Unfortunately one car was parked in the unlined spaces so the team were unable to paint the road They left no parking cones which 2 MONTHS LATER are still here Please can BANES send out a search party for the missing white liners

    Posted by Andy Talkington at 22:17, Wed 22 May 2019

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