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Increased bicycle traffic on pavement

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 14:08, Mon 11 October 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3055259.

The temporary diversion to access the river footpath directs cyclists, walkers etc. to a route via Windsor Villas. This has meant that the pavement outside Windsor Castle is extremely busy which is unsafe for pedestrians using the pavement.

I am neither elderly or disabled but I feel threatened. Cyclists are meant to dismount. Who is monitoring this?

I appreciate it is a temporary measure but with the volume of 2 wheeled traffic on the pavement it is going to cause an accident or injury. People are really aggressive and assume they have right of way. The bus stop adds to the congestion. I am concerned for our safety.

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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 14:08, Mon 11 October 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 08:21, Tue 12 October 2021

  • The response seems to have been to block the access through Windsor Villas.. which makes the issue worse for cyclists and pedestrians trying to access the Riverside Path either side of the closure. It was supposed to reopen by end of December. The works are clearly continuing. Something needs to be done to provide a safe crossing point and diversion route

    Posted by The Careful Cyclist at 00:50, Tue 18 January 2022

  • We have now closed this report. If you disagree with this decision, please raise a new report. Please include your previous reference number and an explanation of why you wish the report to be reopened.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Systems Team at 10:33, Friday 13 January 2023

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.