Long-awaited crossing causing concerns
After 20 years of people asking for a crossing on Livingstone Road, B&NES has finally installed one.
The only problem is it's way too close to the junction with Moorland Road and it's causing problems.
As can be seen in the picture there is barely enough room for a car to stop at the junction with Moorland Road.
So if a larger vehicle such as a single decker bus on the number 10 route has to stop and give way at the junction, it will be stationary on the crossing.
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This will of course not stop people from crossing, they will simply walk out into the road and around the bus.
The second thing is that if there is a large vehicle stopped to give way any vehicle turning right into Livingstone Road from Moorland Road is unable to see the crossing or any pedestrians.
Another problem is that if a vehicle turning right into Livingstone Road from Moorland Road has stopped to give way at the crossing it causes a jam on the junction.
When I discussed my concerns with David Dixon he agreed it wasn't perfect but this seemed the best option.
Maybe Mr Dixon should reconsider his thoughts on this junction?
Maybe B&NES should remove the bus stop to another location close by and move the crossing a little bit further down Livingstone Road.
SCOTT TURNER Bath