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Vehicles are constantly using this slip road to embark and disembark passengers

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 20:00, Mon 17 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 5 minutes later. ref: 2004972.

This area is in constant use with cyclists, dog walkers, joggers, pedestrians, to and from work/school most of the day due to shift work. It is dangerous and especially early/late when visibility is difficult for vehicles to be using it as a drop off and pick up point, turning across the footpath and churning up the grass. It seems to be people going into Cummins. They have a car park that could be used for this. This has been going on for a considerable amount of time and appears to be getting worse because more vehicles are using it. The other danger is that Leamington way is a busy road and it appears that the passengers then use the traffic lights to give the vehicle access back onto it.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 20:05, Mon 17 February 2020

  • This problem is still occurring and very dangerous, it's just waiting for an accident to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 06:53, Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This type of problem is becoming more common and is in part due to an increase in car ownership, especially in built-up areas, where parking is at a premium. A consequence of this is that roads in some locations are not designed to cater for parking which leads to motorists becoming tempted to park indiscriminately, such as close to junctions or in other obstructive ways, and in doing so fail to observe the highway code in this respect. Where a vehicle is parked in such a way that impedes vehicle access, which may constitute an obstruction to other road users, this should be reported to the local Police who can carry out the necessary enforcement action against the owners. Similarly, if the vehicle is parked on the footpath and causing an obstruction, this should be reported to the local Police, however they can only consider taking action if the vehicle is parked wholly across the footpath. You may report parking issues to the Police using the following link; https://www.northants.police.uk/ a/ your-area/ Where there is an issue with parking as with this scenario, the Authority are unable to solve the problem with engineering measures without either opposition from the local community or the displacement of vehicles to another location, and therefore rely on motorists to park in a sensible and considerate manner. There are occasions when preventative parking measures would be of benefit, such as waiting restrictions which can be implemented to address a permanent instance of dangerous parking. When considering these requests however, it is necessary to keep in mind the displacement of vehicles and where these will be transferred. As with many highway related problems it’s about striking a balance that addresses the issues without creating new ones. If you think this area would benefit from waiting restrictions, please complete the online application form https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ parking/ Pages/ request-for-new-parking-restrictions.aspx

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:44, Friday 21 January 2022

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