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Parking bays too close to road junction.

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Owen Bird at 15:01, Tue 14 November 2017

Sent to Bolton Borough Council 4 minutes later

There are marked parking bays situated too close to the road junction of Chilham St. and St. Helens Rd. Bolton, making it difficult for drivers to turn out safely onto the main road. The Highway Code Rule 243 states "Do not park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space." These marked parking bays which are too close to road junctions are also evident in many other locations in Bolton.

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  • Repy from Bolton Highways Division:

    I can advise that there have been no injury accidents at this junction in respect of motorists exiting/entering the junction of Chilham St and St Helens Road. Any restrictions promoted at this junction would require the promotion of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) which currently costs in excess of £3,000. The Department does not have funding available at this time to fund these types of intervention. That aside if we did promote a TRO the likelihood is that we would receive objections from residents given their limited parking provision and the scheme would fail. On this basis I am unable to support your request for waiting restrictions at this junction at this time. Regards Joe Fox Principal Engineer Network Planning, Safety and Management Highways and Engineering Division Department of Place

    Posted by Owen Bird at 14:08, Thu 16 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:53, Tue 12 December 2017

  • Bolton Council Highways Dept .are ignoring any requests to move these parking bays to a safe distance of 10 metres away from the road junctions, and creating a danger for all road users!!!

    Posted by Owen Bird at 16:53, Tue 12 December 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:42, Wednesday 10 January 2018

  • The council don't appear to care that their traffic calming measures are actually making our roads more dangerous!

    Posted by Owen Bird at 12:42, Wednesday 10 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:51, Wednesday 7 February 2018

  • These parking bays are illegal!

    Posted by Owen Bird at 14:51, Wednesday 7 February 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:54, Saturday 10 March 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:46, Sunday 8 April 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:20, Wednesday 9 May 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:45, Thursday 7 June 2018

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