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Parking Nightmare

Reported via iOS in the Road markings and lining category anonymously at 09:30, Saturday 19 March 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 369409.

Cars are parking on the roundabout and blocking traffic, one side of the road should be double yellow lined.

Parking this close to a junction is illegal but people need reminders.

MAKE OUR ROAD SAFE AGAIN

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:30, Saturday 19 March 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us with information related to a Highways issue. Your request has been passed to the Traffic Management team. In the first instance, they will investigate the feasibility of your report by looking at existing records and data held. All cases vary but this work can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Please contact us on 0300 300 8049 if you would like more information on the progress of your report.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:50, Monday 4 April 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us to request a new parking restriction.
    There may not be a simple solution to a parking issue as the demand for on-street parking often outweighs the available road space. The number of licensed vehicles has, for the most part, steadily increased since the Second World War, with nearly 40 million registered vehicles owned in the UK. Approximately a quarter of these are estimated to be parked on the street overnight. It is hoped that in the long term there will be a reduction in car dependency but in the short term, car ownership is unlikely to significantly reduce.
    We have learnt that reacting to one parking concern can often move an issue to another street. With this in mind, Central Bedfordshire Council review new parking restriction requests on an annual basis, identifying any trends and looking at the wider area before any changes are considered. Your request will be kept on file until the annual review has taken place.

    Restrictions will only be introduced where there is proven road safety issue, the issue is not likely to be moved to another area and, if the proposals are supported by local Ward Councillors and Town/Parish Councils. Officers will monitor this junction over the coming months to determine if there is a critical safety issue that requires attention.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:55, Tuesday 12 April 2022

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