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Vehicles driving constantly on pavement, tarmac pavement is broken up and risk to pedestrians.

Reported by Nicholas Ruch at 20:23, Tue 24 September 2019

Sent to Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council 2 minutes later

The strip of road in Lakin Road from Remburn Gdns towards Coventry Rd (as far as the shop).

Traffic travelling from Coventry Rd towards Warwick Hospital have to give way to oncoming traffic but are unsighted due to parked cars on the side of the road where Lakin Stores is located.

As a result traffic coming from the hospital towards Coventry Rd ought to give way but don't. Instead many vehicles drive on the tarmac pavement instead of waiting. Some of these are lorries etc and the pavement has broken up resulting in many dangerous holes. There is no raised kerb to deter drivers from doing this. I have witnessed pedestrians being narrowly missed by cars where drivers have had to swerve back on to the road.

A solution would be to locate bollards along the pavement, raise the kerb to a normal height, and perhaps consider a chicane further back towards the hospital to encourage drivers to wait rather than trying to out-run oncoming traffic. It is worse at peak times, morning and early evening.

Car drivers have also been observed to park on the pavement with their engines running whilst using the shop. The damage to the pavement is increasing and when it rains deep puddles fill up the potholes, which is a further risk to pedestrians.

An important factor is to ensure that ambulances are not impeded in their travel to and from the hospital.

It is highly likely an older person could trip and fall because of the seriously damaged pathway.

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