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Lines required to prevent dangerous parking

Reported in the Road markings category anonymously at 11:55, Thursday 18 April 2019

Sent to East Sussex County Council 5 minutes later

At the end of the zigzag markings to the road crossing there is a tiny section of unlined road. This allows a single vehicle (usually a white van) to park blocking half the road. It makes it difficult to turn left out of Field Way as traffic move into your lane going around the parked vehicle, not realising that you are pulling out onto the main road. It isn't always easy to see around the vehicle to see if any traffic is coming. One day there will be a head-on collision. I have been caught out a few times and I consider myself a cautious driver. Can either the zigzag lines be slightly extended or could double yellow lines be added to this small section?

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  • Well, this is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Had this email:

    We carry out regular parking reviews for Hastings borough and I have added your request to the list for consideration.

    We receive many requests for changes to parking controls or for new restrictions. To manage these and make effective use of our budgets we have a priority ranking system. Prioritisation will begin in March 2020, all requests will be considered and locations given the highest priority will be progressed. If your request is progressed you will be written to. Full consultation will then have to be undertaken before any changes can be made and any objections taken into consideration. We anticipate it would take 12 to 14 months from when we start assessing all the requests at the start of the review for any restrictions to be installed on street.

    There is a more detailed guide to our parking reviews available on our website.

    Posted anonymously at 18:18, Friday 3 May 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:33, Thursday 16 May 2019

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