King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

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King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby brooksby » 30 Jan 2019, 8:18am

Does anyone know why Bristol City Council has removed the cycle stands from outside 16 King Street in Bristol? https://goo.gl/maps/hvphaSVUE1R2

They were always busy. I hope they're going to replace them/refurbish them, and not just double yellow the road or turn it into paid parking spaces...

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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby brooksby » 1 Feb 2019, 9:39am

I've worked it out myself. Harry and Meghan are visiting Bristol today, first stop the Old Vic extension. And the bike stands in question are practically right outside the Old Vic. I presume that the stands had to be removed on *Tuesday* for the hour or so the Sussexes will be visiting four days later as a security measure...?

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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby mjr » 1 Feb 2019, 9:48am

Try to make sure they're replaced: report it at www.fixmystreet.com or Bristol council's website if you know it.
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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby brooksby » 1 Feb 2019, 11:51am

I had an email from Bristol CC - I'd emailed them as soon as I saw that the stands had gone. They've assured me that they're being put back next week. I will be watching!

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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby mjr » 1 Feb 2019, 12:32pm

Well done and thank you from one occasional visitor!
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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby Bmblbzzz » 2 Feb 2019, 11:58pm

Hadn't noticed this. I'll have to go and check next week... Mind you, I didn't realize they'd finished the extension either. It was still under construction last time I went to the Old Vic!

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Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Postby brooksby » 4 Feb 2019, 10:16am

Its going to be interesting to see when (or whether!) they manage to reinstall those bike stands. During the day, King Street is pretty badly parked up, and when I went down there about 8 this morning there was a van parked right in the space where the stands used to be (I think the owner liked having the 'protective' kerbs and bollards at each end of the space... :?