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Pavement accessibility issue for powered wheelchair user. :

Reported anonymously at 09:51, Sun 21 June 2020

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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We have recently come to the area.. My husband has motor neurone disease and needs a motorised wheelchair. The positioning and closeness of these bars a make it impossible for him to use the pavement to go down Woodlands rd toward the hospital or shops. He is forced to use the road which is not safe. These bars are about 90cm apart and do not allow an motorised wheelchair to pass (accessibility guidelines state 1.5m turning circle needed ). On the other side of Sandfield Rd towards the hospital there is a perfectly good solution - of a bollard positioned central (see photo). I do hope this issue can be resolved to allow him safe passage.

Council ref: ENQ20868368

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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 09:51, Sun 21 June 2020

  • I too have noticed this problem here for wheelchair users Dr Sally Hope FRCGP FRCP

    {not the person who reported it]

    Posted by Sally Hope at 10:53, Tue 30 June 2020

  • NOT fixed please ALTER to allow wheelchair access

    Posted by Dr Sally Hope at 11:19, Mon 6 July 2020

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    NO change Electric wheelchair users unable to navigate this path. Please remove this barrier

    Posted by Dr Sally Hope at 17:53, Thu 3 September 2020

  • I notice that this has been reported in June and still nothing has been done despite an easy fix being available. In the meantime, wheelchair users are forced to navigate the traffic on Woodlands Road, a road which has recently been identified as a rat run by the Headington LTN group, and is extremely dangerous to expect anyone, least of all a vulnerable person, to have to go on.

    Posted anonymously at 22:22, Wed 16 September 2020

  • When will this urgent work be done?

    Posted anonymously at 07:52, Thu 17 September 2020

  • Barriers now moved

    Posted anonymously at 10:17, Thursday 22 July 2021

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