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Direction of traffic in front of shops cause problems

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Damon So at 00:32, Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

A car going uphill on the short lane immediately in front of shops, stopping at the junction with Copse Lane, will have the following challenges. The driver 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) cyclists coming from the right from the cycle lane, and (4) cars going uphill on Headley Way and turning left into Copse Lane. 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). Similarly, it is hard to know if the cyclist will be cycling right before him by turning left into Copse Lane. It is not clear if the driver or the cyclist has priority. If the traffic goes in the opposite direction before the shop on the short lane (as before), such problems will not exist and it will also avoid the problem (in second photo) of cars cutting in front of cars from Marsh Lane.

Council ref: ENQ19830076

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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 00:35, Tuesday 26 March 2019

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    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 09:32, Wednesday 10 April 2019

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