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Traffic

Reported anonymously at 12:11, Tuesday 14 May 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council 4 minutes 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.

Council ref: ENQ19833133

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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 12:15, Tuesday 14 May 2019

  • This report has been closed. However, consideration is currently being given to improving the road layout for cyclists through the village. We don't currently have a firm date for any works being undertaken and please do bear with us whilst this project develops.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:17, Friday 6 September 2019

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