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Motorcycle parking bay too small

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 09:31, Sunday 13 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

In St Ebbes Street, Oxford at Ordnance Survey grid reference SP5120306083 is a motorcycle parking bay. It is too small, and for years it has frequently been overcrowded. In recent years the growth in deliveries of meals by motor scooter has made this bay more overcrowded than ever.

Next to the motorcycle parking bay are double yellow lines. Motorcyclists frequently risk a fixed penalty by parking on the double yellow lines when the bay is full: see photo.

The road markings for the motorcycle bay have been neglected for years, and have all but worn away. Oxfordshire County Council should take this opportunity to enlarge the bay to meet current demand.

Next to the motorcycle parking bay are the worn remains of markings for a bay for a street trader. This bay seems superfluous as street traders now park in Bonn Square where there is more passing trade.

The motorcycle parking bay should be enlarged to take over the street trading bay. This would roughly double motorcycle parking capacity in St Ebbes and should relieve the long-running overcrowding problem.

Council ref: ENQ20876051

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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 09:31, Sunday 13 September 2020

  • Thank you for your report. This has been forwarded on to the parking team for their consideration.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:59, Friday 18 September 2020

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