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Rising Bollards do not seem to be working

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:21, Mon 24 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I've noticed a dramatic increase in traffic coming and going from King Edward/Merton Street, likely to avoid the bus gate on the high street. Today (24 Aug, 2020) at 9am the bollards were down. What is the point of having a bus gate if it is so easily avoided?

Council ref: ENQ20874427

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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 09:21, Mon 24 August 2020

  • These bollards are still not working, and cars are regularly using this as a short-cut to avoid the bus gates on the High Street.

    Posted anonymously at 16:15, Thu 12 November 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We are looking to have the rising bollards working again by 1 April. Because of their age, we have had to replace the bollard and install some additional technology to bring them up to a standard that allows them to work consistently. Unfortunately, this upgrade has taken longer than expected but we are now in the testing phase. I have marked this report as fixed as we have an a date when the bollards will be operational again. Keith Stenning

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:40, Tuesday 2 March 2021

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