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Entrance to Court Road - Cars parked on both sides causing limited view of oncoming vehicles when turning into road.

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 15:18, Wed 10 February 2016

Sent to Hounslow Borough Council 2 minutes later

When turning from the roundabout onto Court Road and cars are parked on both sides at the entrance to the road it becomes very dangerous. This is made worse during school pick up and drop off hours when people park on the bend and view is very limited. Could parking be restricted just on the entrance to the road. Possibly red route just at the entrance or restricted parking times. I've noted most of the people parking here do not even live on the road but on surrounding roads or are using it as a school pick up or drop off point.

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  • This is not repair, so it is outside the scope of FMS (it's similar to speed bumps and pedestrian crossings, as mentioned on the help page).

    You would probably be best directing this to the local councillors. It will require a traffic regulation order, which requires extensive consultation. That consultation will probably start with the councillors.

    You don't mean red route, which refers to the TfL maintained major roads in London. I wouldn't expect red lines, either.

    Incidentally, it seems that thoughtless parking is a universal feature of the modern school run. The police often have to have campaigns outside schools. They can prosecute for dangerous parking without the need for yellow lines.

    Posted anonymously at 22:30, Wed 10 February 2016

  • Update - Council have replied and said they've noted it and will look at it in their next review. The person who provided the update in this report is misleading people saying that this is not within the scope of FMS when it is. Thanks to the council for replying.

    Posted anonymously at 20:48, Sat 13 February 2016

  • Reports to FMS get emailed either to a specific department in the council, or to a general contact address. Particularly in the latter case, the council doesn't really care about whether they came from FixMyStreet or not. However, in some cases, it will go directly to the parking enforcement contractor, who will not have the ability to deal with any strategic actions.

    In this case, what they have actually said is that they have added a note to the street record. That's a long way from taking any action, and to take the action, they will still need to go through the consultation process, so you would still be advised to get the councillors on board.

    Although the help page can't list everything that is outside the scope of FMS, it does mention both pedestrian crossing and traffic calming requests. I would argue that yellow lines are in the same general category.

    Posted anonymously at 09:43, Sun 14 February 2016

  • The reason to post on FMS is also to gain discussion and updates from other residents who may also have a view on the issue. In this case the report has worked and will be looked into by the council. People shouldn't be discouraged from using this service if they don't have time to contact and meet with their local councillors who only seem to appear when its election time!

    Posted anonymously at 19:21, Sun 14 February 2016

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by an administrator at 13:59, Wednesday 5 June 2019

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