Thursday, 17 November 2016

We're Back!

Some of our readers may remember our story on the wandering shopping trolley and its journey from the local supermarket. It ended up sheltering in a telephone kiosk opposite the Bloomfield Inn at one point, But alas, the Bloomfield Inn has disappeared and been replaced with houses!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

New 20mph Zones - Oops!

It's become fairly obvious to the residents of Brislington and St. Anne's that the 20mph speed limit is upon us since the recent installation of 20mph signs on the lamp posts in the area.

Last week, the workers arrived to mark the roads as well. We're guessing they're on a tight timescale, as the work is being carried out at a fair old rate of knots.

From this, We suppose mistakes are bound to happen? Newbridge Road in St. Anne's is a good example!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Further traffic bedlam to hit St. Anne's

For several months now, Langton Road has been reduced to a single lane across the railway bridge due to the separate footbridge being closed, presumably due to the lack of council funding for repairs?

A few months back, Arlington Road, a well known rat-run for morning commuters, was closed temporarily due to ongoing investigation into a collapsed main sewer. It now seems the road will be closed for two weeks so a new sewer can be installed in the road to replace the damaged one behind the houses.

 As far as the commuters go, we're guessing they will find another route, but with the already congested roads, where will the residents in Arlington Road park their cars?

Luckily, on the day the last picture was taken, people were at work, leaving lots of parking spaces!

Monday, 26 May 2014

20mph Zones come to Brislington

It seems the Speed Fairy visited the area in the last few days and attached 20mph signs to the lamp posts. Not sure when all this comes into effect, but no doubt it'll be difficult to police?
How long before the Residents Parking Zones arrive too?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Arlington Road in St. Anne's has been a morning rat-run for many years, but the first picture was taken at 6:00pm. Further investigation was required as to the cause of this traffic mayhem.
It appears there are men working in St. Anne's Road, presumably renewing the pavement tarmac, as has been the case recently in nearby Newbridge Road?

The interesting thing is that between St. Anne's Road and Newbridge Road is a large green space, just right for the contractors to set up camp, keeping the road clear.
Don't be silly, park the welfare unit on the road!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Shopping Trolley Hazards

It seems the Shopping Trolley menace is spreading across the city. Only this week, this one was spotted off St. Matthias Park in St. Judes awaiting a parking ticket. With it's green & white livery, it's obviously a long way from home in Bedminster?

There are other uses for Shopping Trollies...

Some people live in them!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Spot the mistake in Arlington Road

To the untrained eye, Arlington Road is just another side street in the grand metropolis of Bristol lined with parked cars and company vans. Thankfully, the disabled bay on the right has been left empty for the elderly residents that live there.

But looking at the cars parked on the left, it shows another, alternative way of parking.

It did not take long for the passers-by to spot the excellent gaps to the front and rear of the car in question and the fact that it's parked against the flow of traffic in a one-way street!

Shopping Trolley Heads Homeward

In just a few months, the shopping trolley has made it's way up Bloomfield Road and along Langton Court Road. Has it lost it's way, as the blue & orange livery suggests it should be heading to Castle Court?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Where did I put that Trolley

As reported in the previous post, the Carbon-Neutral approach to shopping is preferred nowadays. Our green shopper, as predicted, managed to get home and the Trolley was indeed left for recycling. Just in case it rains, someone found a safe place to keep it dry!

We'll return to actual traffic issues next post...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Zero Emission Shopping Deliveries

It's easy to work out from the orange and blue livery on the shopping trolley where it belongs, but is it roadworthy? Where are the lights, brakes and steering? One good point is that it's a Zero Emission way to get the shopping home. Once it's used, simply leave it out on the pavement and someone will take it away for recycling!