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Unsafe exit from railway path

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Chris M at 19:41, Sat 30 June 2012

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later

There is a stairway that provides access between the Bristol-Bath Railway Path and the A4 just north east of it's junction with the A36 (the junction signs name it as "Twerton Fork"), on the south side of the road.

The access is unsafe however as you emerge directly onto the very narrow verge where there is no footway (there is only one on the north side of the road) allowing room for only 1 person to stand clear of the fast-moving traffic that has no warning to expect a pedestrian presence, let alone one partially obscured by vegetation.

I am not certain what the answer to this is, but it may involve either constructing a footway on the south side of the road and/or moving the railway path access to the north side of the road where there is an existing footpath.

At the very least a warning to traffic about pedestrians emerging and crossing is needed.

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  • Apparently this will be addressed "in due course" - "An item has been included on the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to address this issue, and it will be addressed in due course. Unfortunately I cannot put a timescale on when this will happen, but I will forward your comments onto the team who will be dealing with this issue."

    Posted by Chris M at 03:16, Sun 8 July 2012

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by an administrator at 14:34, Thu 12 April 2018

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