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Street furniture in middle of shared use path

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction by unpermitted skip, scaffolding, building material on pavement category anonymously at 15:31, Monday 26 February 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Gloucestershire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5633995.

New street furniture has been installed on the shared use path between Stratton and town, opposite the Abbey way petrol station.

For some unknown reason this has been installed near the middle of the path, and not against the wall as shown in the photos.

As well as unnecessarily narrowing the path, this is an unmarked obstacle. In particular it is a small, black, unmarked cross-section that could easily be hit in the dark by a cyclist.

Ideally this would be moved, but at the very least it needs to have some sort of high visibility markings added to the sides to help avoid this risk.

It would be good to understand why it has been installed in this position, and whether there is guidances/rules that apply to work done on public right of ways.

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    Posted by Gloucestershire County Council at 15:31, Monday 26 February 2024

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Gloucestershire County Council at 10:37, Wednesday 28 February 2024

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Gloucestershire County Council at 10:37, Wednesday 28 February 2024

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