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Road Safety Concerns A368

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 11:33, Wed 18 August 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2942863.

I write with sadness upon hearing of a recent fatality of a young cyclist in the lanes surrounding Bishop Sutton. As a cyclist and resident of the parish I felt compelled to contact you regarding a number of ongoing concerns.

I reside within the Summer Leaze development having moved to the village 6yrs ago. During this time it has become more apparent around the dangers of navigating the roads and lanes on foot and bike.

The speed in which vehicles approach and pass through the village via the A368 is excessive and dangerous and is only a matter of time before serious harm is caused to a pedestrian.

Is any consideration being given to speed calming measures or a change in speed restriction in a village that is densely populated with residential homes and schools?

It is clear that the change from national speed limit to a 30mph limit occurs far to close to the village and as a result vehicles are invariably travelling at an excessive speed when approaching the bend near to the Bonhill Road junction.

Many of the other neighbouring villages and towns have successfully adopted a 20mph limit to mitigate the dangers to pedestrians and cyclists and I am wondering why our village hasn’t followed suit.

Every time I walk my juvenile daughter to pre school I have an uneasy feeling of having to run the gauntlet; often with speeding heavy goods vehicles passing within a metre of a narrow footpath.

There are no pedestrian crossings or speed deterrents at any point through the village; just some temporary yellow signs requesting drivers to provide sufficient passing space.

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:33, Wed 18 August 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:24, Wed 15 September 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:40, Fri 15 October 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:21, Fri 12 November 2021

  • We have looked into this issue and no action will be taken. We will continue to monitor this and take future action if required.
    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:21, Wed 8 December 2021

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