The Council does little to help traders in the city’s Westgate Street.
I make no excuses for regarding it as one of the dirtiest, run down and traffic-choked thoroughfares in our World Heritage city.
A few years ago – l was told – they were thinking about pedestrianising it. It didn’t happen. It’s now a one-way street accommodating a two-way cycle run. Not a good idea.
It has so many broken kerb stones from HGV’s parking on the pavement they have had to fill the gaps with resin-infused tarmac!
Last night l witnessed a massive Dutch lorry trying to get through. I am assuming the driver – who would not have known the city – was using Sat-Nav?
Remarkable pictures of two lorries wedged side by side.
The truck was forced onto the pavement – blocking pedestrians. No police or traffic wardens anywhere near – while l was there anyway.
This city appears to have no rules about deliveries. There always seems to be a van or lorry parked somewhere.
Here are some more recent images illustrating public transport having to cope with streets clogged with delivery lorries during the day.
Plus a tight squeeze for pedestrians in Westgate Street.
Wouldn’t it be better – and safer – to deliver before 10 am and after 6pm?
I think there is something about different logistics for Bath – outer hubs and smaller deliveries from them – in the latest strategies and plans from BANES
Some cities require HGV deliveries to be made during trhe quiet hours… say between 2100 and 0600. I wonder if that simple solution might help… ?
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