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Public Footpath / No Cycling sign missing etc

Reported via mobile in the Road signage category anonymously at 08:46, Tuesday 9 January 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5417200.

This public footpath is becoming more and more dangerous since the NO CYCLING signs were damaged and subsequently removed. Whilst 'please give way to pedestrians' signs at either end have been installed. It feels that message is not strong enough for cyclists who continue to cycle at speed through the lane. If ever challenged that it is a footpath and not a cycle path in me and my local residents experience only get abuse and told we are wrong. They suggest 'please' on the signs is optional. Today my 5 year old daughter was almost off nocked over by a woman cycling down the lane. I appreciate cyclists may want to use the lane and policing it so they walk the bike down the lane may not be realistic, however I really feel No Cycling signs being at either lane will help as it did previously. I also feel to reduce the speed they travel down the lane a further restriction set of cycle bars at the Henleaze Park end of the lane, as are installed at the Phoenix Grove end would slow cyclist down. I don't need to remind you the lane leads to Claremont Special School as well as Henleaze Infant and Junior School, therefore lots of children and being Henleaze, the elderly use the lane to walk and it is only a matter of time before someone seriously hurt by a cyclist. I am already aware of a neighbours walking their dog just before Christmas being knocked over by a cyclist. Luckily she wasn't too hurt. I should add its adults using bikes rather than children causing the issues. The children primarily walk their bikes down the lane. Please could this matter be reviewed before someone else is hurt.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:46, Tuesday 9 January 2024

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:17, Tuesday 9 January 2024

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:13, Friday 26 January 2024

  • This footpath, although a PROW (128), is not owned by BCC they have no legal power to prohibit cycling or install signs saying so. Signage would do nothing to stop the bad cyclists and encourage pedestrians into confrontations with them. The current approach of trying to encourage use as a shared path where both cyclists and pedestrians to respect each is the right approach

    Posted anonymously at 16:49, Monday 5 February 2024

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:49, Monday 5 February 2024

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:56, Tuesday 6 February 2024

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:06, Monday 18 March 2024

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