Fed-up residents spray paint 'runners lane' into road to keep social-distancing joggers away

Jimmy Nsubuga
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The two metre wide lane has been marked out to keep social distancing on a route that is popular with runners (Picture: SWNS)
The two-metre wide lane has been marked out to keep social distancing on a route that is popular with runners (Picture: SWNS)

Angry pedestrians have used spray paint to create a running lane for social distancing joggers in Bristol.

Fed-up residents hope the new area will keep runners off the pavement and out of their way.

Social distancing rules to stop the spread of coronavirus state people should keep at least two metres away from each other.

The words 'runners please' have been sprayed on to one side of a one-way road on Avon Crescent to create the new lanes.

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Annoyed residents created the runner lane (Picture: SWNS)
Annoyed residents created the runner lane (Picture: SWNS)
A specially marked out 'runner lane' on Avon Crescent in Bristol (Picture: SWNS)
A specially marked out 'runner lane' on Avon Crescent in Bristol (Picture: SWNS)

Pictures taken on Wednesday show runners leaving a wide berth from walkers.

Complaints over the conduct of some joggers have emerged since isolation guidance was issued by the authorities.

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