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'Safer road' follows e-petition
A road on which a pedestrian was killed is to undergo safety improvements after a petition was set up on the local council's website.

Pam Beckett was killed when she was struck by a car as she crossed the A4 bridge in Totterdown, in January.

A vehicle-operated speed sign has now been installed and traffic speed is to be monitored on the road.

Sam Menter, who set up the e-petition, said he was encouraged by Bristol City Council's response.

Speed cameras

Mr Menter, 33, said he hoped a container kerb could be built along the stretch of Bath Road between the Temple Meads bridge and the Three Lamps junction, to deflect vehicles that drifted towards the pavement.

The council said it was in negotiations with Network Rail to raise the kerbs on the bridge.

"I am pleased on both fronts - the e-petition has been listened to and we've made some improvements to the safety of the area," Mr Menter added.

The council said the speed of vehicles would be monitored and if the sign does not slow motorists down it would look at other options, including speed cameras.

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