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Dangerous road lay out for cyclists

Reported by Chris Townley at 10:17, Friday 15 February 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

For cyclists coming into Divinity road cyclists from Warneford lane the road is inappropriately , unsafely divided filtering cyclists in to an unsafe situation as after the filter created by an island ( with a tree on it ) again this is a bad idea, there is no appropriate space for drivers to overtake , the road is narrow and on a bend , the suggestion of a cycle lane confuses the issue. Drivers will overtake when they should not or drive too close.

The road is littered with pot holes dangerous ones especially in this first section.

The camber is very steep so cyclists entering this filter in to nothing type idea are channelled along a pot holes filled narrow ditch . Unsafe and narrow.

The road layout needs to be fundamentally changing here . To no separate filter for cars and bicycles

To a smooth pot hole free surface.

Signage is need to make drivers be aware of the need to drive slowly and sign should indicate that do not overtake cyclist in the this initial section of the road only.

When taking this route from Warneford lane I avoid the ridiculous filtering situation and remain in the centre of the road because of the pot holes and because I always turn left on to hill top road, meaning I'm in the centre of the road and travelling at slow speed because of this , the pot holes and the camber.

I often have to deal with aggressive drivers who fundamentally have no ability to realise why I would be there and have had horn beeped and faced other aggressive behaviour.

This is a very dangerous section of road and in fact the only time I have ever fallen from a bicycle on to the road in my life was in this area exactly.

Council ref: ENQ19826816

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:21, Friday 15 February 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. I have visited the site and assessed the problem that you have identified. Unfortunately it doesn't meet our current intervention criteria so I cannot arrange a repair. We will continue to monitor this during our routine inspections.

    My colleague will be in contact about the lack od signage.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 14:34, Tuesday 19 February 2019

  • Unfortunately we do not have any funds to alter the road layout at this location. In addition there are no signs approved for use on the highway that tell drivers not to overtake cyclists.

    However, we will investigate other alternatives to reduce the risk of cycle/car conflicts and report back later

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:45, Tuesday 19 February 2019

  • Unfortunately we do not have any funds to alter the road layout at this location. In addition there are no signs approved for use on the highway that tell drivers not to overtake cyclists.

    However, we will investigate other alternatives to reduce the risk of cycle/car conflicts and report back later

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 09:43, Wednesday 26 June 2019

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