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Pedestrian crossing at Blenheim palace bus stop - A44 -

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:31, Monday 13 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The lack of pedestrian crossing outside of the Blenheim palace gate could potentially represent a safety risk for the many children who use that bus stop on a daily basis. I consistently see children trying to predict the speed of intermittent cars in the morning, often leading them to have to hang around in the middle of the road. It is a very fast road and with no form of crossing, I fear that cars do not realise it is frequently crossed by children. I would urge you to look into this issue further.

Council ref: ENQ20853256

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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 10:36, Monday 13 January 2020

  • There is a pedestrian island crossing facility on a straight section of road with good visibility for several hundred yards in each direction. The speed limit is 30 and there is a speed camera which will generally keep speeds down. A controlled crossing would cost be expensive and would need sufficient justification in terms of pedestrian / vehicle movements, delays and usage etc. Not to rule out the possibility but funding would need to be sought.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 08:24, Tuesday 11 February 2020

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