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Dangerous traffic calming measure that has not been maintained

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 13:24, Tue 24 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

This traffic calming measure is on the East Hanney to Steventon Road just as you enter the Steventon 30 mph speed limit, near to Harding Vale. There are two staggered islands, one on each side of the road designed to narrow the road and slow traffic. On one island the reflective bollard is missing and has been for months. On the other island the bollard is so dirty that it can't be seen at night. There is so much debri to the nearside of each island that it would be unsafe for a cyclist to pass using the cycle route. These issues have been present for months.

Council ref: ENQ19851455

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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 13:25, Tue 24 December 2019

  • Thank you for this report and we must apologise for the situation this island is in , we will ask an officer to raise the correct faults to make it safe

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:09, Monday 20 January 2020

  • As of yesterday evening 20/1/20 this traffic calming measure was still in a disgusting state. No action has been taken so far to make it safe. At night, it is very difficult to see and the cycle lanes either side are still obstructed by debri/sandbag/fallen sign.

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Tuesday 21 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I checked this yesterday evening and no progress had been made. It is still in the same dangerous situation.

    Posted anonymously at 16:02, Tuesday 11 February 2020

  • Passed this traffic calming measure today. There is no improvement. In fact, it is worse. The recent weather and road dirt has made it harder to see because it is covered in muck. Both cycle lanes to the sides are blocked. One of the "reflective" bollards is still missing.

    Posted anonymously at 20:10, Monday 2 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Sorry to hear of this issue, we will raise an order to ensure these are visible, so sorry for the issues here

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:11, Wednesday 4 March 2020

  • I cycled passed this location on Monday 29/3/20. Nothing has changed. It has not been dealt with.

    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Tuesday 31 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A colleague who drives passed this every work day informs me this has not been dealt with. It’s just as bad, apparently.

    Posted anonymously at 13:34, Tuesday 28 April 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • So sorry to hear this, our operatives have attended site in November, January and March to rectify issues to the 2 shells. Unfortunately the lorries through here take them out. We are hoping this site is redeveloped but I have asked our crews to re attend and ensure they are rectified again. Sorry again for the inconvenience

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:36, Tuesday 28 April 2020

  • Cycled along the road this afternoon. The traffic calming measure is still in a dreadful state. Yes, a new bollard has been erected, but the discarded sandbags and road signs have been left blocking both cycle lanes to the left of each island and the build up of road debri continues to grow. It would be impossible and very dangerous for a cyclist to attempt to use either cycle route through this site. I reported these problems nearly five months ago. What will it take for the local authority to go out and properly maintain this piece of road? Shameful.

    Posted anonymously at 22:54, Tuesday 12 May 2020

  • This was yesterday. The new bollard has been knocked over. The temporary signs are still blocking the cycle routes through and it’s still generally in a discussing state. I first posted about thie state of this traffic calming measure six months ago. It’s only got worse.

    Posted anonymously at 12:29, Wednesday 3 June 2020

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