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Bus stop on East side of Southcourt Road close to junction leading to train station and adjacent side of the roadand adjacent

Reported via desktop in the Bus stops and shelters category anonymously at 09:10, Tuesday 13 February 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 401737.

Additional parking restrictions need to be considered by the Highways team in this area as cars are parking on both sides of Southcourt Road near the bend and by the bus stop. This is dangerous and particularly dreadful on Saturdays. To clarify, this fairly new bus stop frequently has cars parked in the road and partially on the pavement making it impossible for the bus to pull in by the bus stop to pick up passengers. This is particularly dangerous as the road has regular traffic coming in both directions and is close to a bend on the other side of the road. Cars often park on and around the bend (see photo) which makes it dangerous to get out of the driveways safely as vision is greatly reduced. Could Highways please investigate upgrading the single yellow line to a double yellow line, thereby prohibiting waiting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or installing a ‘no stopping except buses’ restriction. Thank you

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:10, Tuesday 13 February 2024

  • Saturdays and Sundays continue to be an issue in Southcourt Road. Saturdays being the busiest and lots of parking issues, including parking on the road where pedestrians walk.

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://fixmystreet.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/ photo/ c/ 13425303.0.full.jpeg?0dc4143b ]

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 17:11, Sunday 18 February 2024

  • Saturdays and Sundays continue to be an issue in Southcourt Road. Saturdays being the busiest and lots of parking issues, including parking on the road where pedestrians walk.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 17:11, Sunday 18 February 2024

  • Saturday 24th February - 1st photo - parking on the road where the bus needs to stop and a car is extremely near the junction. 2nd and 3rd photo of illegal parking between 7am and 7pm on a Saturday. Please consider further parking restrictions in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 12:21, Monday 26 February 2024

  • Saturday 24th February - 1st photo - parking on the road where the bus needs to stop and a car is extremely near the junction. 2nd and 3rd photo of illegal parking between 7am and 7pm on a Saturday. Please consider further parking restrictions in the road.

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://www.fixmystreet.com/ photo/ c/ 13559524.0.full.jpeg?8a745f84 ]

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:22, Monday 26 February 2024

  • Saturday 6th April - the trains weren't stopping at Leighton Buzzard train station and only a couple of cars were parked near the bus stop. It seems therefore likely, that the main issue with cars parking in the road is that drivers prefer to park free instead of using the ample car parking at the train station, even though it makes the road hazardous at the weekends for pedestrians, cars and buses.

    Posted anonymously at 12:54, Tuesday 9 April 2024

  • Saturday 6th April - the trains weren't stopping at Leighton Buzzard train station and only a couple of cars were parked near the bus stop. It seems therefore likely, that the main issue with cars parking in the road is that drivers prefer to park free instead of using the ample car parking at the train station, even though it makes the road hazardous at the weekends for pedestrians, cars and buses.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:55, Tuesday 9 April 2024

  • Customer called again regarding this enquiry. I have provided customer with the update found on Insight.

    Customer advised that parking issues have increased and it's making it very difficult for the residents.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:56, Thursday 13 June 2024

  • Saturday 29th June parking in Southcourt Road

    Posted anonymously at 10:47, Sunday 30 June 2024

  • Saturday 29th June parking in Southcourt Road

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://www.fixmystreet.com/ photo/ c/ 15472171.0.full.jpeg?62543735 ]

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:48, Sunday 30 June 2024

  • The issue continues with parking at the weekend and is chaotic on Saturdays

    Posted anonymously at 12:09, Sunday 30 June 2024

  • The issue continues with parking at the weekend and is chaotic on Saturdays

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://www.fixmystreet.com/ photo/ c/ 15472939.0.full.jpeg?7d2465fa ]

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:10, Sunday 30 June 2024

  • Parking in Southcourt Road continues to be an issue for pedestrians, cars and buses. These photos were taken on Saturday 6th July 2024

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://fixmystreet.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/ photo/ c/ 15608622.0.full.jpeg?9ff14e61 ]

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 18:55, Sunday 7 July 2024

  • Parking in Southcourt Road continues to be an issue for pedestrians, cars and buses. These photos were taken on Saturday 6th July 2024

    Posted anonymously at 18:55, Sunday 7 July 2024

  • Another example of congested parking

    [ This update contains a photo, see: https://fixmystreet.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/ photo/ c/ 15782740.0.full.jpeg?7dab2c74 ]

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:22, Tuesday 16 July 2024

  • Another example of congested parking

    Posted anonymously at 12:22, Tuesday 16 July 2024

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