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?