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Goring river bridge

Reported anonymously at 12:47, Tue 28 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later

In good times the pavement is narrow but during the current Covid crisis I am disappointed that the council has not taken any steps to widen the footpath across the Thames to permit social distancing. Doubling the width to around eight feet would assist with social distancing which is desperately required on sunny weekends in particular This might, presumably, reduce the road to a single carriageway possibly requiring traffic lights.

Has consideration already been given to this, and if not will it be shortly please?

Council ref: ENQ20871373

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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 12:47, Tue 28 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report and please accept our sincere apologies for the time it has taken to respond. Covid 19 and social distancing has raised many challenges for us all and now that we are in the winter there should be less numbers of people taking advantage of this picturesque area. To increase the pavements would, as you suggest impact on the vehicular carriageway and with both the priority working in goring and the existing traffic lights in Streatley this is unlikely to be manageable with traffic volumes.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:49, Thu 24 December 2020

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