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'Traffic light ahead' has detached from its frame (attached by one corner) and presents a hazard to cyclists in particular.

Reported in the Road traffic signs category anonymously at 17:57, Wed 6 December 2017

Sent to Edinburgh City Council 2 minutes later

'Traffic light ahead' sign is only attached by bottom right corner and is therefore hanging off the dark metal frame in a potentially extremely hazardous way. On the 21st November, this exact sign (in this broken state) caused my girlfriend to go over her handlebars and break her collarbone and I would not like a similar accident to happen to anyone else. In addition to the sharp edge of the sign facing oncoming traffic, the sign is unlit. and is obstructing the cycle lane. I have temporarily fixed the sign and moved it out of the cycle lane as much as possible, but I am concerned that the strong winds forecast will cause it to happen again..

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  • The day after submitting this online, we phoned the council directly. They were great, and followed it up IMMEDIATELY. Within 20 minutes there was an engineer there (I happened to be passing the spot when he arrived, and we had a very productive chat about the situation). He said that he would start whatever discussions needed to be started in order for the situation to be resolved, and within about a week, the signs and the temporary crossing had actually been removed. This means that (other than the 'roadworks ahead' sign), there are now no obstructions (broken or otherwise) in the cycle lane.

    My girlfriend is still in a pretty bad way though, but healing slowly.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 10:39, Thursday 4 January 2018

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