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Unexpected road narrowing at new development entrance could be a hazard.

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:19, Tue 8 December 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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This was reported previously (report no ....oxfordshire.gov.uk/report/2169586). The road still narrows at the new development entrance, it has been made less bad, but still the new kerb line surrupticiously narrows the road by 0.4m (3.2m down to 2.8m). This is quite a busy cycle commuter route, and cycle users will this unexpectedly need to move into the path of vehicles approaching from behind. If it was a really wide road, perhaps not a problem, but on a road of this width, could give rise to very close vehicle passes of cyclists, or worse. The road south of the development has a 2.9m width (south bound), so a little narrowing is required. If the narrowing occured from one side of the development entrance to the other, the give way lines would give a longer/more visible narrowing cue than what is there now. These photos taken in November, after realignment following my 1st report

Council ref: ENQ20882050

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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 10:19, Tue 8 December 2020

  • The works are subject to a Stage 3 Road Safety Audit, at which this will be highlighted to the auditors. Any issues found will need to be rectified by the developer.

    Kind regards

    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:39, Thu 10 December 2020

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