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!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

I want to get to my Garage!

I was riding my pushbike up Sandy Park Road and noticed someone had tried the same on their Exercise Machine and had given up. It appears they were unable to negotiate the wheelie bins and builders sand that had been placed in their back lane!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer Sunshine in Sandy Park Road

Although this was taken from the pavement heading up Sandy Park Road, this clearly shows the dangers of driving into the sunlight, especially on a hump-back bridge. As the summer progresses and we head into autumn, the problem starts earlier in the day. All the makings of a head-on smash!

Friday, 8 July 2011

A4 Bath Road Changes

The Bath Road has seen some changes since the new bus route work was completed some months ago. The new cycle lane is useful, but as you will see, it gets lost once the road narrows and the bus lane takes over.

This section at Arnos Vale shows the start of the outgoing bus lane. Trouble is the businesses along this stretch of road have lost customer parking, especially the two motorcycle shops. The side roads are already clogged, so there's no chance there either!

The Sandy Park Road junction has confused a few people since it was changed... Left turn only if you are in the left-hand lane!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New Flats for St. Anne's

Now that we have some economic recovery in progress, it seems there's some activity stirring in the property market. In short, more flats - this time in Langton Court Road on the former Co-Op to the rear of the Chip Shop on Newbridge Road. Not that there's a problem with the flats, but how many cars will the residents have and can the already crowded side roads cope with more multi-occupancy development?

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pavement Parking - Got £70 spare?

One of our favourite Blogs on traffic, Bristol Traffic have an interesting article about pavement parking.

Looking round the parish, the old problem of parking on the pavement may soon be yet another source of income for the council. Looking at the article in the Sun Newspaper, people parking with two wheels on the pavement will end up with a £70 fine?

If this driver parked outside the Cafe in Wick Road thinks Sunday lunchtimes are safe, think again.
The traffic wardens are out and about in the Brislington area at all sorts of funny times nowadays!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

What to do with your Transit when it won't fit

Transit vans are really difficult to park; there are no rear windows and they're a lot longer than the average car. When it comes to parking, the back yard is sometimes not wide enough for a van. The sensible option is to get a wider property or a smaller van. This driver is one of the lucky ones, as they have an extra strip of tarmac at the side of the house - It's called a Pavement!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Cats Eyes DO work!

It's a good job the Cat's Eyes work here in Langton Court Road, as we may have missed the car parked the other side of Westwood Crescent!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

More flats for Wick Road

Here's a building in Wick Road that was demolished a couple of years ago ready for the construction of another block of flats and a new St. John Ambulance hall. Not a problem, but it remains to be seen whether the planned number of parking spaces on site will cope with the actual number of cars the new residents will  have?

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Brislington Village 2011

On a cold Saturday in January the traffic is unusually light. The new road layout looks pretty good. but the same problems remain heading out towards Bath. There's a 24 hour bus lane for a bus service that does not run 24 hours!
The old bottleneck between the Kings Arms and the former Hollybush inn (now flats) is still there too.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Brislington Hill on a Summer Day

This was taken on a warm June mid-afternoon in 2009. There are slight changes to the road layout nowadays, but the same problems remain: too many cars being forced through the "Brislington Bottleneck".

Monday, 3 January 2011

Wick Road: A walk along a busy road on a quiet day

Here's a little wander along Wick Road in Brislington

Looking towards Brislington from the end of Salisbury Road, it's a fairly quiet stretch of road, apart from weekday mornings when people are parked to visit the nearby Health Centre.

Looking South from the Health Centre entrance.

Wick Road: More Two-Wheelers!

It's getting a popular place to park this road. If you're not sure, then pick one of the three options shown!

Hampstead Road

For many years, Hampstead was a rat run between the A37 Wells Road and the A4 Bath Road before the Callington Road link was opened. It was only after Kings Road was blocked off that the road finally became the quiet scene pictured here.

Unfortunately, cars have taken over the road in a different way nowadays; parking, not just for the residents, but the visitors to the many guest houses on the nearby A4 Bath Road as well.

Sandy Park Road Zebra Crossing

The crossing on Sandy Park Road has always been a good place to get a parking ticket and people like it and come back for more. It's even better in a company vehicle, because the boss pays for the ticket!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Wick Road: Two-Wheelers

Never mind having a disabled badge, this Jaguar driver obviously thinks it's safer to park with two wheels on the pavement just in case someone hits their wing mirror. In that the Police have highlighted Wick Road for cars parked like this, no doubt it'll be receiving a ticket soon?

Whitby Road - Mind your head!

It's the start of 2011 and nothing has hit the bridge so far this year. There again, it's only a few days into January, so it'll be just a matter of time before someone hits it?