Tell us about a road safety concern

What types of road safety concerns you can tell us about and how to do it

We want the roads of Bristol to be safe, efficient and accessible to everyone.

You can tell us if you have any concerns about how safe a road is for pedestrians, cyclists, or drivers, for example if you think:

  • parked cars are causing a problem, for example if cars park too close to a junction and make it hard to see oncoming traffic
  • drivers regularly speed through a particular area or on a specific road
  • a road is hard for pedestrians to cross safely, for example if there are no zebra crossings, pedestrian islands, or dropped kerbs along pavements
  • too many drivers are cutting through residential areas to avoid traffic, instead of using main roads, known as rat-running
  • there are no suitable facilities for cyclists, for example cycle lanes or cycle parking

Tell us about a road safety concern

Tell us about a road safety concern

Ask for specific traffic calming measures

If you want to ask us to add a specific traffic calming measure to a road, for example speed bumps, use the ask for a change to a road form.

Ask for a change to a road

Set up a Community Speed Watch in your area

If drivers often speed through your area, you could set up or join a Commuity Speed Watch.

Community Speed Watch is a volunteer programme run by the Police and supported by the council.

Local residents volunteer a small amount of time each week to monitor vehicle speeds with speed detection equipment. The Police then use that information to contact drivers or target problem areas.

Find a scheme in your area, or find out how to set one up on the Avon and Somerset Police website.

Report a driver or cyclist breaking the law

If you want to report someone breaking the law, for example by driving over the speed limit, contact Avon and Somerset Police:

  • ring 101, the non-emergency number, if there’s no immediate danger
  • ring 999 to report a situation where someone’s causing an immediate danger