Double yellow lines plea for busy road to improve safety

By Harriet Evans | Dudley | Transport | Published:

Road safety campaigners have presented a petition to councillors calling for tighter parking restrictions.

Campaigner Steve Marr with Dudley North MP Ian Austin as he hands over a petition to Dudley Council calling for better road safety measures in Bull Street

The residents from Bull Street, in Gornal, have expressed concerns for the safety of pedestrians and are looking to Dudley Council to implement new rules to encourage people to park more safely.

Campaigners created a petition, which has been widely supported by other residents in the area, which they issued to the council last Friday.

Dudley North MP Ian Austin joined the group to present the petition at Dudley Council House.

Residents have made several requests for double yellow lines over the years but have stepped up their campaign after the road has become more dangerous with buses, cars and even lorries forced on to the pavement to avoid on-coming traffic.

They also complain that getting on and off their own driveways has become more dangerous, especially during peak times.

Bull Street resident, Steve Marr, who organised the petition said: “We have been campaigning for road safety improvements for years and want the council to implement double yellow lines to make walking and driving along Bull Street safer.

"The situation is getting worse, not better, and just getting off our drives can be difficult and dangerous.”

Ian Austin MP said: “I have had lots of complaints about the situation in Bull Street over the years and have seen the problems there myself.

“Lots of families and children walk along Bull Street to the shops at one end and to the doctor’s surgery so I’m supporting the residents and their campaign to improve safety for people who live in Bull Street, for pedestrians and for drivers too.”

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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