How to tell us about road safety concerns and suggest street improvements, what happens after you tell us.
We use an online street improvements tool to record:
- road safety concerns
- requests for street improvements, such as pedestrian crossings, signs, parking restrictions or traffic calming
Find out whats been reported
You can use the tool to:
- see what road safety concerns other people have reported
- show your support for an existing report
What you can report
You can use the tool to tell us if you have a concern about road safety, for example if:
- parked cars cause a problem, such as making it hard to see oncoming traffic or for emergency vehicles to pass
- drivers regularly speed through a particular area or on a specific road
- a road is difficult for pedestrians to cross safely
- drivers cut through residential areas to avoid traffic on main roads, known as rat-running
- there arent suitable facilities for cyclists, such as cycle lanes or cycle parking
- there arent suitable facilities for pedestrians, such as pavements
There are different ways to:
- report a street maintenance issue, such as damaged or blocked roads, damaged signs, blocked drains or floods
- ask for a disabled parking bay
- report vehicles parked illegally
- report drivers or cyclists breaking the law, call 101 if theres no immediate danger or 999 if someones causing an immediate danger
- find out about installing a dropped kerb
- ask for a brown tourist sign, contact Destination Bristol
Give as much detail as possible. You can also tell us what you think would help.
Tell us about a road safety concern
using our online street improvements tool.
Other ways to report a concern
You can also raise the concern with your local Area Committee, which decides how to spend local funding.
What happens next
Well keep a record of your report. Well use what you tell us to help:
- us decide where to make improvements to roads
- local area committees decide how to spend local funding
- people working on major development projects understand local issues
We cant respond to all reports individually, but if there's an immediate safety concern we'll pass your report on to someone who can help.
We receive a lot of reports about road concerns, but funding for improvements is very limited. Its likely to be a long time before we can do anything about your report. Some improvements need a consultation and public advertisement, which can take 6 months or longer.
Road improvements we're not responsible for
Were not responsible for improving:
- private roads, youll need to check the Land Registry to see whos responsible for the private road
- motorways or trunk roads, youll need to contact Highways England
- private car parks, youll need to contact the owner of the car park
We're not responsible for enforcing speed limits. You can:
- contact Avon and Somerset Police
- find out about setting up a Community Speed Watch in your area