Dangerous Pinch Points
Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 09:14, Wed 26 September 2018
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later
The traffic calming measures in Long Wittenham are a danger to cyclists.
By locating the speed bumps alongside the traffic islands motor vehicles begin to overtake cyclists, but then do not manage to complete the manoeuvre before slowing down for the speed bumps, at which point they are alongside the cyclist when the road narrows.
When commuting through the village I find that about 1/10 journeys involves taking evasive action to avoid being hit by a motor vehicle. While drivers are clearly not following the overtaking rules outlined in the highway code the excessive frequency of these incidents highlights an issue with the traffic calming infrastructure in use.
I would suggest that a 20mph speed limit, relocation of the speed bumps away from the islands, or a no overtaking zone be introduced to prevent this problem.
Category changed from ‘Roads/highways’ to ‘Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings’
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:45, Wed 26 September 2018
Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the Traffic team for investigation.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:46, Wed 26 September 2018
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