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Concerns about pedestrian safety along Sandford Lane

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Kennington Parish Council at 09:51, Wednesday 10 February 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

A number of residents have contacted me in relation to Sandford Lane, Kennington, which is being increasingly used by pedestrians and cyclists, but there is a dangerous section without a footpath near the railway bridge. The road has an industrial estate about halfway down, so is regularly used by vehicles including HGVs, and it can be difficult to see pedestrians in the road, particularly near the bridge. It is likely that the road will see increased footfall as more people move into the Redrow development (marketed as The Lawns), as it is the quickest route to the river and the Kings Arms pub at Sandford.

One of the suggestions was installing a pedestrian warning sign near the railway bridge, although other ideas included traffic calming signs and road markings which would encourage drivers to slow down on this section of the road.

I look forward to hearing from someone in the team about whether any of these suggestions would be viable.

Council ref: ENQ21887050

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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 09:51, Wednesday 10 February 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:54, Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • Thank you for your report and suggestions, having visited site we agree that a measure to ensure drivers are aware of the presence of pedestrians and cyclist is needed here. Therefore, we have now added the installation of a warning sign for both pedestrians and cyclists into our programme.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:31, Tuesday 6 April 2021

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