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Dangerous access to Glasgow Street following 24hr bus lane implementation.

Reported in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 21:13, Mon 10 August 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2239401.

Since the bus lane has changed to 24 hours I am massively concerned about the safety of car users entering into Glasgow street. There is no option to enter the bus lane prior to the turning and as this is a really tight corner, you have to slow down considerably to enter the street safely. Add into this that there are always delivery lorries for the take away, delivery drivers or people using it as a quick stop for the shops there, you never know what you ai face as you turn into the street. This is an accident waiting to happen. How do you propose to make this junction safe, police the illegal parking which occurs all the time, and ensure that people don’t use the bus lane as a “quick lane” to avoid staying in the other lane as expected? Personally I don’t feel there is a need for this to be a 24 hr thing and you have created a danger to the local residents without actually consulting them all all.

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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 County Council at 21:14, Mon 10 August 2020

  • Lining is in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual. Engineer will review and respond accordingly.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:37, Mon 17 August 2020

  • The lining has been provided to the appropriate standard but that the lane use is being monitored. Anybody contravening the Bus lane markings could receive a Penalty Charge Notice

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 07:15, Thu 26 November 2020

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