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Wide pavement being used by groups of cyclists

Reported via desktop anonymously at 17:08, Sun 22 November 2020

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Wide pavement for walkers being used by cyclists who refuse to use the cycle path which runs parallel. This is a danger to walkers. This is a long-standing issue but worse since Covid with more people on cycles.

Council ref: ENQ20881085

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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 17:08, Sun 22 November 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, I can advise cycling on the footway (unless it is shared use) is an offence. Under the Highways Act 1835 s.72 (as amended by s. 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1888), cyclists must not cycle on a footway (pavement) and must keep to the cyclists’ side of a segregated cycle track. If this is not on a shared use footway you will need to contact the police for enforce this.

    Posted anonymously at 07:55, Wed 25 November 2020

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