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Dangerous Parking on bend

Reported via desktop in the Road markings and lining category anonymously at 11:22, Mon 29 November 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 364272.

Cars started parking on this bend a few months ago causing a blind corner. Cars are having near misses on a regular basis with the regular traffic on this estate. It's also causing issues for the buses/HGVs from the estate.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:22, Mon 29 November 2021

  • This has been passed to our Transportation team to be assessed for safety.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:11, Tue 30 November 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:

    -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 15:33, Tue 30 November 2021

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