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Pavement Cycling and Electric Scooters

Reported in the Pavements category anonymously at 12:15, Fri 18 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

While parents and children are encouraged to walk to work and school, the cyclist and electric scooter riders have taken to the pavements . I do not know what the law is for the electric scooters, but they are a danger to the walking public and bicycles are not allowed anyhow , yet I have seen dozens of times the police ignoring cyclist on the pavement. Bicycles should not be on the pavement . My daughter was nearly run over by a cyclist who happened to have his dog on a leash at the same time , causing even more of a danger , cyclist clearly though he had right of way , like buses and taxis on the road.

Council ref: ENQ20876458

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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 12:16, Fri 18 September 2020

  • 6 months later and nothing has changed. Riding on the pavement is still a major problem which poses a danger to pedestrians’ safety. The council should either create a cycle lane for cyclists or ban e-scooters and bikes from riding on the pavement. The police then need to take action and enforce the law right opposite the Thames Valley Police station.

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Monday 8 March 2021

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