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Cycle lane causes more problems to the cyclists (1)

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Damon So at 00:17, Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

The cycle lane, with a barrier on the right separating the car traffic from the cyclists, actually causes more problems to the cyclists. As can be seen in the photo, a cyclist on the cycle lane going uphill is supposed to stop at the junction at Copse Lane. Before the cyclist decides whether to stop or not, the cyclist has to look at four possible source of traffic coming before him – (1) cars coming downhill on Headley Way and turning right into Copse Lane, (2) cars coming from the left from Copse Lane, (3) cars coming from the left from the short road immediately before the shops and (4) cars going uphill on Headley Way and turning left into Copse Lane. The cyclist probably has to stop to see if he or she can go uphill and forward. However, even having stopped at the cyclist’s Give Way mark, it is very hard to check at the same time whether there is no traffic coming from all four directions. This is especially difficult to see the cars coming from direction 4 since there is almost zero distance between the cyclist and the car which turns out to be turning left into Copse Lane rather than going uphill on Headley Way (there is no clear way for the cyclist to know if the car will be going uphill and straight ahead or turning into Copse Lane in front of him or her).

Council ref: ENQ19830074

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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 00:20, Tuesday 26 March 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The issue you describe is part of ongoing roadworks which are not the responsibility of Oxford Direct Services.

    We have therefore forwarded the enquiry onto the relevant organisation. However, they may not have access to FixMyStreet so may be unable to post updates.

    Should you require further information please contact highway.enquiries@oxfordshire.gov.uk indicating clearly that your enquiry refers to "Access to Headington"

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:46, Wednesday 10 April 2019
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:47, Wednesday 10 April 2019

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