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Dangerous car parking on Writtle Road

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 20:26, Mon 29 August 2016

Sent to Chelmsford City Council 4 minutes later

Car parking on Writtle Road is making it dangerous to turn right out of Upper Bridge Road. There is now not enough room to turn right in one movement entailing a partial exit followed by a reverse manoeuvre before completing the turn. This is extremely dangerous with traffic often coming down Writtle Road at speed.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:34, Mon 26 September 2016

  • Cars have now taken to parking on pavements. The council will not do anything until they have received a couple of hundred complaints. Or until there is a serious accident it seems.

    Posted anonymously at 21:34, Mon 26 September 2016

  • I wish to report ongoing dangerous parking in Writtle Road between the railway bridge and Upper Bridge Road. Cars started parking on the Writtle bound side last year, this was then augmented when building work began on the old hotel site. Recently cars have begun parking on both sides of the road. This causes a number of problems

    1. coming over a blind summit , particularly on the Chelmsford bound side one is often faced with oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road, especially if they are also attempting to overtake a bike 2. there is scarcely enough room for two cars to pass each other where the traffic is parked on both sides, causing cars to have to wait . This causes congestion at the Upper Bridge Road junction and often backs down as far as the traffic lights 3 cars from Upper Bridge Road are often having to pull out to turn right in a double manouver as they cannot get enough swing. 4 the route is used by buses and lorries, it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to pass, particularly as some cars park well out onto the road 5 today a car was trying to parallel park at the brow of the hill, causing dangerous confusion as cars behind waited and cars coming over the hill were faced with a car slewed across the road. 6 the pavement is becoming increasingly congested, sometimes it is difficult for two pram pushers to get past each other.

    While I understand the building work and the scaffolding to the flats has added to the number of vehicles, their presence has encouraged others to park and it has snowballed. The whole traffic situation along Writtle road is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous to negotiate, and I feel it warrants some investigation

    Posted by jane w at 20:16, Tue 23 May 2017

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