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Pedestrian Crossing Request

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:17, Saturday 13 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Please can I request a new pedestrian crossing near the roundabout on Deer Park Road? The nearby roundabout joins four very fast roads, where traffic is often travelling at speed. It makes it very difficult to cross, even though there is a traffic island.

I have seen children on bikes 'stranded' on the traffic island while they wait for a gap in the traffic. When I'm crossing with my daughter in her pushchair, I feel very anxious. With the new housing developments nearby, there will be a lot more pedestrians wishing to cross over this road to get to the local amenities in Deer Park.

I believe there was a traffic accident on this roundabout a few weeks ago, where a car rolled over, which just shows how fast drivers are approaching this roundabout.

I believe all four roads need traffic calming measures, combined with a pedestrian crossing on Deer Park Road near the roundabout.

There is a pedestrian crossing further up Deer Park Road, but unfortunately, there is no pavement on the South-West side, between the roundabout and Range Road, which makes it difficult to push a pushchair up to that crossing.

Thank you for considering my request.

Council ref: ENQ19837857

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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 11:20, Saturday 13 July 2019

  • I concur with this request for pedestrian crossing. I believe work is in progress to provide a similar crossing on Thorney Leys, opposite the Retirement Home. This roundabout is a very busy junction, and the traffic using all the approach roads are travelling too fast for pedestrians to cross the road safely. As Windrush Place becomes more populated, road & foot traffic is going to increase.

    I wrote previously that traffic calming measures need to be put in place, but OCC responce, was that speeding vehicles, is the job of the police.

    Does OCC not think some simple measures, like reducing speed limits might have an effect?

    Posted anonymously at 06:45, Monday 22 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report. To request a different crossing we recommend you campaign for this through your parish council.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:45, Monday 22 July 2019

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