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Crossing at the junction of Ampthill Road and Ridgeway Road.

Reported via desktop in the Crossings category by Robert Crudgington at 06:44, Friday 25 March 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 369670.

The dropped kerb is very high at the crossing. I have now twice had a problem crossing on my mobility scooter at this junction, one damaging my scooter and again with my scooter overturning with me on it and falling into the road and damaging my scooter again. I was helped by passers by and motorist. The pavements in this area are totally unsuitable for mobility scooter use. Also there is a problem parking on the pavements in this area. This problem has been like this since I moved into the area over 5 years ago.

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  • I have added photos.

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    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:01, Friday 25 March 2022

  • I have added photos.

    Posted by Robert Crudgington at 14:01, Friday 25 March 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us in relation to the Ridgeway in Flitwick. Firstly, we shall visit the junction to assess the drop kerbs and their suitability for mobility scooters in the next few weeks. The footway along the Ridgeway is curently considered to be in acceptable condition, however if there are specific locations in Flitwick where the footway has been damaged please report this, providing location details so that the maintenance team can review. Without restrictions, such as double yellow lines, we are unable to enforce footway parking. Unfortunately, this is a regular occurance across the region, including Flitwick, and there is no simple solution to stop this occuring without moving on-going parking issues to other streets in the area. We are mindful of this issue and have trialled various methods to reduce the impact on pedestrians and those with mobility issues but without enforcement many motorists continue to park on the footway. If there is a specifc road where this is a significant issue we are happy to assess whether there are any simple measures that might reduce this from occuring. Thank you once again for your feedback.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:40, Monday 4 April 2022

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