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Parking restrictions on corners in West Bridgford

March 4, 2018 11:41 AM

The County Council's consultation period is now over. This is what we submitted.

"This is a response in my capacity as Local Borough Councillor for Musters Ward which has the support of my colleague Councillor Karrar Khan. I am copying my comments to the County Cllr for the area, Gordon Wheeler.

I very much welcome all the proposals in West Bridgford in the interests of safety and reduced risks of vehicle accidents.

In our [Musters] ward the main proposals are the proposals concern the Eton/Musters Rd and the Eton/Repton Rd junctions. We fully support these.

There are three further junctions which are in a similar league. I would be glad if these could be included in a further such exercise.

  • Both sides of the North East end of Chaworth Rd as it joins Musters Rd. Parking on both sides right up to the corner narrows the entrance. This results in conflict in a squeezed space and presents dangers to vehicles and cyclists. I believe this is a designated cycling route.
  • The south side of Devonshire Rd on both sides of the entrance to Selby Rd. The road bends and then narrows to go under the railway bridge and parking effectively on those corners reduced vision for vehicles using Devonshire and also entering or exiting Selby Rd. Thee same applies for cyclists and pedestrians of whom there are many particularly in term time, given the local schools. [There is a polite notice from the Nursery asking for no parking on one section of this but this is not always observed.]
  • The Musters Rd/Malvern junction on the south western side of Musters Rd. This junction is at the top of the hill. The view of vehicles or cyclists or pedestrians when exiting from Malvern Rd is usually OK downhill but is compromised by parking on the stretch towards Jesse Gray. However vehicles are often parked on Musters Rd close up to the junction with Malvern. I have witnessed some near misses for cars and pedestrians as vehicles travelling northward along Musters Rd are not seen until they are a few metres away."

Cllr Rod Jones