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Recent warm wet weather has caused vegetation to overgrow the pavement/cyclepath along the side of Wallingford Road.

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 11:10, Thursday 13 June 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

It is great there is a cycle path along the side of Wallingford Road now but as it is relatively narrow so the vegetation needs to be kept back. This morning while negotiating some of these overgrown bushes by moving towards the edge of the pavement a bus came past at speed less than a foot from my handlebars with the draught causing me to temporarily lose control and fortunately veer into the bushes. I wonder what the consequences would be if I had veered towards the road.

Council ref: ENQ19835283

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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 11:15, Thursday 13 June 2019

  • The vegetation is still a huge problem on this stretch, forcing cyclists either to veer dangerously close to the kerb, get a faceful of cow parsley, or use the road itself and hold up traffic.

    Posted anonymously at 17:59, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • This path had a lot of time and money spent on it to widen etc to just be left over grown and nearly unusable there’s also a massive build up of mud and stone from the farm where there tractors can’t turn the corner

    Posted anonymously at 07:14, Wednesday 26 June 2019

  • Still a problem. The shared foot/cycle path is overgrown and dangerous to use. If there isn't budget to maintain, it's probably worth removing the shared status.

    Posted anonymously at 19:12, Wednesday 4 September 2019

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