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Traffic congestion at busy times

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction to Highway category anonymously at 12:14, Thursday 30 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Lennard road has been narrowed at this section following the recent cycle lane implementation. The narrower road would have been fine to allow 2 cars to pass had parking not been allowed on one side of the road. It is just ridiculous. Commuter cars are parked there all day forcing drivers to constantly give way as there is now only room for one car. At busy times the back up & congestion is awful. Please enforce parking restrictions here to alleviate the problem.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:15, Thursday 30 June 2022

  • Our Traffic Team are continuing to investigate this reported concern.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:00, Monday 11 July 2022

  • Agree, this is causing problems and making matters more dangerous - you would need to impose more parking restrictions on this section or re-widen to two car width / each way traffic

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Sunday 17 July 2022

  • Drivers turning left into Aldersmead are ignoring cyclists’ right of way who are using the new path and turning left or going ahead. If cyclists going ahead should use the road instead of the bike lane, they face cars coming towards them in the lane.

    Posted anonymously at 16:06, Tuesday 19 July 2022

  • Can you please give a time estimate of when this will be resolved - at peak times there is gridlock due to the parked cars & the resulting single lane

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 2 August 2022

  • Agreed with all other posters here: drivers aren't aware they are supposed to give way to cyclists crossing Aldersmead Rd and the lane design means that most cyclists passing West on Lennard's do not have a reason to use the lane: clearer markings for right of way and a drop kerb to allow cyclists to freely pass west on Lennard Road without stopping would help. Also, double yellow lines on the north side of the Lennard Rd would prevent nuisance car parking by commuters causing traffic delays.

    Posted anonymously at 12:37, Wednesday 3 August 2022

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