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New "cyclists dismount" signs wrongly put up

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 07:31, Tuesday 12 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

3 cyclist dismount signs have been installed for the new shared use cycle track that will eventually cross the new housing development. "Cyclists dismount" signs should not be used, if it is deemed too dangerous to cycle, then a safe design needs to be constructed. It seems daft to have a 600m long shaed use path, only to have signs saying dismount for the last few meters... DfT traffic-signs-manual-chapter-03 Para 11.11.9 says "n. A sign with the legend “CYCLISTS REJOIN CARRIAGEWAY” might be of benefit at the end of a cycle track or shared footway. The “CYCLISTS DISMOUNT” variant should be provided only where cyclists are required to use a pedestrian‑only crossing facility, at the entrance to a pedestrian area, at a location with a low headroom or width restriction (e.g. a subway or bridge) or at places where visibility is restricted to such an extent that cycling would be unsafe

Council ref: ENQ21884157

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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 07:32, Tuesday 12 January 2021

  • Thank you for the report. These signs have been erected in error by the developer responsible for the works. The works are not yet complete and any mistakes will be passed onto the developer to rectify.

    Kind regards

    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:58, Thursday 14 January 2021

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