Extremely dangerous temporary coverings over cyclepath/pavement
Reported via desktop anonymously at 12:29, Monday 29 March 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later
There are road works outside of Culham site where they have cut through the cycle path/pavement. This is on the path travelling between Culham station and the site.
There are temporary coverings over the cut. These are not secured and slide when you cycle over them. A gap has developed between the two covers wide enough for a bike wheel to fall through which would cause serious injury. This has been here for at least a week.
I attempted to find a contractor to inform them but I could not find them when I cycled to the Culham site this morning.
Council ref: ENQ21891366
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 12:29, Monday 29 March 2021
This is still there when I passed yesterday afternoon and has been abandoned by the contractors. The gap has now widened two approximately 50 mm - easily wide enough the swallow a bike or wheelchair wheel. I dread to think of the consequences if a cyclist were to disappear down the hole between these covers!
Posted anonymously at 09:50, Wednesday 31 March 2021
This has been fixed but I'm not sure that this was through action of the council and more through the end of the road works.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted anonymously at 09:56, Friday 30 April 2021
Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 09:56, Friday 30 April 2021
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