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Cycle path - Oxford Road

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 19:45, Tuesday 18 June 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Cyclists travelling on the Oxford Road from Kidlington to Oxford have two options indicated by signs on the lampposts, often on adjoining lamp posts, see attached. Circular signs relate to the pavement cycle path and rectangular to the road cycle path. Cyclists can use the well used, narrow, overgrown pavement which is breaking up or they can use the bus lane. I am a cyclist and a pedestrian user of this pavement. OCC should review whether the use of the pavement by cyclists should be withdrawn. The pavement is well used by people walking to the station and cyclists tend to ride at the pedestrians and assume they will get out of their way, into the nettles and brambles. The bus lane is a perfectly safe route for cyclists travelling to Oxford and those travelling towards Kidlington should use the cycle route on the west pavement. Markings on the pavement at the pedestrian crossing suggest that this is what is envisaged and that perhaps the removal of the signs giving permission to cycle on the pavement was overlooked. This is a long term issue and was reported in 2018 and no action was taken.

Council ref: ENQ19835848

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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 19:50, Tuesday 18 June 2019

  • Thank you for your report. I have passed on your comments to the team responsible regarding the signage for further investigation. Thank you.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:31, Thursday 20 June 2019

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