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A white line on the road between 11a, Lyalls and Co, and 11b Abbey Rentals, (now vacant), High St., Eynsham, OX29 4HA.

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 16:00, Monday 12 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This white line was originally placed on the road by the owner of a fishing tackle shop which relocated about TEN years ago, but the white line remained. Consequently, any vehicle that parks to the east of the line alongside Lyalls, trying not to park on the white line, now cause a hazard by forcing buses on to the wrong side of the road to gain enough turning space to turn left, then immediately right to align alongside the bus stop. Pedestrians are then faced with a bus aiming straight towards them. Buses have to execute an almost 90 degree turn to the left, which causes them to approach the pavement almost head on, before turning almost 90 degrees back to the right to come alongside the stop. There is not much space for pedestrians to manouvre. Any pedestrian not nimble enough to move, like a mother with a buggy or my friend who is blind, could be in trouble. (Actually, a double yellow line placed from the corner of Lyalls to the end of the shop would also greatly alleviate the problem). Please can your surveyor come out and assess the situation and enable this white line to be removed. Such is the problem with some old white lines. This problem is also exacerbated by the number of non-residents commuting to Oxford, and parking wherever they can, although this has only been somewhat alleviated in the current climate. Many thanks!!

Council ref: ENQ20878332

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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 16:00, Monday 12 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. I will make a note to let this white line fade away. We do not have the funds to remove this. There are no parking restrictions in this location and two cars will still be able to park in the location they do now when this line has faded.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:18, Tuesday 27 October 2020

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