Reader Dan commented on our recent post about the new bus stops:
"Thousands of pounds are being spent on these new shelters and raised kerbs but no restriction is placed on car parking near (or even on) them. In Barnwood Road and St. Briavels Drive especially, buses cannot get anywhere near the raised kerb due to parked vehicles.
Buses have to stop in the middle of the road, defeating the point of installing the things in the first place. How about the council invest in some yellow paint as well!"
We raised this at the Yate Safer Stronger Community Group meeting, and we've got some results:
- South Glos Streetcare have promised to paint yellow lines on the edges of the raised kerbs when they are all in (and when it's stopped raining!)
- The police will take action if they are told about offenders - the local Beat Manager has asked people to report location and vehicle registrations