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Use by cars/taxi to cut through bus park at speed

Reported in the Public right of way - problem with access or damage category anonymously at 16:14, Wednesday 29 July 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2222311.

I’m a driver for the local company. The temporary bus station is being used frequently used by car and taxi drivers as a short cut and, I assume, to avoid red traffic lights on the boulevard. They drive through at speed, frequently. The sign on entry clearly states buses only and clearly the lack of enforcement in other such areas of the city leads to this issue. Buses have to reverse from bays and vehicles entering are NOT visible to us, especially at speed (blind spot). Pedestrians frequently walk across the bus park. There’s a clear risk to all legal users of this area. In the approx 10 minutes I’ve been here I have seen 3 cars and 2 taxis come flying through from Bright Street toward Westgate. I expect with the increased frequency of these violations there will likely be an incident at some point. I will make a report to my employer to identify this hazard to them too. I am already aware of the councils lack of a suitable traffic order rendering your conditional road signs and enforcing violations impossible, bizarre!

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  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:14, Wednesday 29 July 2020

  • This report has been referred to Parking Enforcement.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 06:58, Thursday 30 July 2020

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