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Carterweys near the bend

Reported via desktop in the Kerbs category anonymously at 17:31, Thursday 22 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359649.

The parking on this road is appalling. Today there was double parking near the bend, cars parked on the grass verge due to the school kicking out and as a result my daughter got hit in her car because the visibilty was zero. You have put lines to stop people parking over drivers but if this continues there will be more accidents and not just cars getting hit, probably pedestrians. I walk this road every day to walk my dog and crossing at any time of the day is awful because you can't see if anything is coming.

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  • Thank you for contacting us with information relating to a Highways issue. Your request has been passed to our Traffic Management Team for further investigation. They will inspect the area, look at existing records and investigate the feasibility of the request. They may need to carry out new surveys and consult local Councils or other bodies. They will consider existing budgets and other requests before deciding on the best course of action. All cases vary but this work can often take 4 or more weeks to complete. Please contact us 0300 300 8049 if you would like more information on the progress of this report.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 19:05, Tuesday 27 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us to request a parking restriction.
    The issue of parking and how to deal with problems is often viewed differently and there may not be a simple answer to a problem, especially where demand outweighs available road space. Parking restrictions will only be introduced where there is a clear need, with priority given to those relating to road safety. Central Bedfordshire Council currently reviews new parking restriction requests on a holistic basis, taking the wider area into account. Reacting to one concern in an isolated area can potentially move the problem to another area.
    You may wish to contact your local parish or town council in the first instance as they will need to support any request for further consideration to be given. Other factors considered when assessing requests are:
    -accessibility
    -the possibility of displacing the parking problem to another street
    -how many people support or do not support the request.

    Where a request is confirmed and justified by Officers and there is enough local support, they may be included in a future consultation to make a change to the Traffic Regulation Orders for that area. The whole process can be quite lengthy, and it can take up to 18 months to introduce any new parking restrictions. Thank you once again for your feedback.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:44, Wednesday 28 July 2021

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