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Misleading signs

Reported via iOS in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Graham Smith at 22:55, Thu 11 July 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

In St Ebbes, south of Queen St, a noticeable couple of yellow signs declare ‘Pedestrian Zone’ and a no-parking symbol. Adjacent to Halifax Bank a small blue sign indicates a shared path. (I’m not sure if the arrow is a one-direction only sign, it’s ambiguous too)(the no5 on a red background is opaque in meaning).

Since the City Council has apparently decided to not reinstate the cycle symbol on the ground, the presence of people cycling leads to confusion and sometimes dispute for both pedestrian and cyclist.

The yellow sign needs to have a ‘cycling permitted’ adjunct. This would better conform with stated City and County policies.

Council ref: ENQ19837779

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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 23:00, Thu 11 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Having previously consulted the Department for Transport I can confirm that we are not allowed to add wording to the yellow signs to suggest cycling is permitted. However, the signs have been twisted to face traffic. This makes them more conspicuous and less like a parking sign which could give rise to some confusion.

    An order has already been placed to rectify this defect,

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:10, Thu 1 August 2019

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