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Inadequate signage for cycle path

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 21:11, Friday 28 June 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

This evening, I was cycling east along the cycle way next to the A40 and came across a man driving his car slowly west along the cycle way. I spoke to him and his English wasn't great but he didn't seem to understand that he was doing anything wrong.

There seems to be no clear signage at the junction between Barton Lane and the cycle way. Google Streetview shows a blue-circle cyle way sign but it's in the middle of foliage. There doesn't seem to be any "no motor vehicles" sign. There's a patch in the middle of the cycle way that looks like there used to be a bollard blocking cars from entering. I'm hesitant to recommend putting the bollard back because, due to the foliage, it's almost a blind corner.

Ideally, the foliage would be cut back to improve visibility and signage placed to clearly prohibit motor vehicles.

Council ref: ENQ19836696

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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 21:15, Friday 28 June 2019

  • Having cycled in the opposite direction this morning, I can confirm that the cycle route sign is very much obscured by foliage and is completely invisible to anybody heading west on Barton Lane. It's probably also very hard to see to anybody travelling east, because it would be edge-on to them.

    Posted anonymously at 12:19, Tuesday 2 July 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to Oxford Direct Services Parks/tree team.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:30, Wednesday 17 July 2019

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