Wedged in Westgate Street.

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.

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You couldn’t push a beer mat between these two lorries

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!

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Cab to cab.

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?

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The two lorries appear jammed together.

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.

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Words fail me!

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.

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This bus driver managed eventually to get the bus through in Broad Street.

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It shouldnt have to be like this – should it?

Plus a tight squeeze for pedestrians in Westgate Street.

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Not much between lorries and pedestrians in Westgate Street. Not what l think of as ‘shared space!’

Wouldn’t it be better – and safer – to deliver before 10 am and after 6pm?

 

 

2 thoughts on “Wedged in Westgate Street.

  1. 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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