After several accidents and near misses, residents in Tredworth are calling on highway bosses to make roads there safer by stopping cars parking dangerously.
Two cars collided near the junction of High Street and Tredworth Road on Friday morning – just the latest in a string of incidents, according to those living nearby.
It has sparked fresh calls to stop illegal parking on double yellow lines on High Street and Victory Road and make it safer for drivers and pedestrians.
Debbie Wilcox, of Victory Road, said that on her one-way street, people frequently parked on double lines near the junction with High Street and that there have been near misses.
“Cars are parked along the right hand side where there are double yellow lines,” she said. “This makes it dangerous when you pull out because you can’t see anything.
“I have reported this issue to highways but nothing has been done yet. I have children and find it worrying. They should put zigzag lines along the junction so people won’t park there and drivers can see oncoming cars on High Street as they pull out. It gets very busy during school times and it is dangerous for children and pedestrians.”
Paddy Maloney, landlord of Victory Hotel, on the corner of High Street and Victory Road, said: “It gets busier during school times and the streets around here are tight. Some people block our car park too. It is really busy around here and I have only been running this pub for four months. Drivers have to be careful of cars parked on both sides.”
Councillor Usman Bhaimia (L, Barton and Tredworth) said he has noted the issue and is now asking Gloucestershire Highways to also take action before it gets worse.
He said: “It is a very narrow street and you often see drivers parking on both sides of the road. Highways should stop people from parking on the street by making it resident only parking.”
Jim Daniels, parking manager for Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Parking restrictions are there to keep people safe by maintaining visibility and road users must obey them. We are working with our enforcement provider to make sure the situation is investigated.”