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Double yellows to single white line request

Reported via mobile in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 11:31, Tuesday 13 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

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Hi. With the introduction of residents parking in Quarry, there is a double yellow line extending from around the bend at Gladstone Road and across our driveway.

Other nearby properties with driveways have a white line across their driveway rather than double yellows, allowing visitors to park outside without the need for a visitors permit. I hadn't realised that a white line was an option when reviewing the original proposals.

So I would be most grateful if the double yellow line across the full width of our driveway could be changed to a single white line to allow for a visitor's car to be parked across our driveway without the need for a visitors permit.

I appreciate that the double yellow closer to and around the bend is needed from a safety perspective (although people have parked on and around the bend for years) but don't think parking across our driveway will present an issue - it hasn't done in the many years we have lived here for.

Council ref: ENQ21892362

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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 11:32, Tuesday 13 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I would first like to point out that a white access protection line does not mean that the space can be parked on without a residents permit (or a visitor's permit). It is merely to discourage parking and blocking driveways. A visitor can block a driveway, but will still need to display a permit if they are within a controlled zone.
    I will pass over your request to change the double yellow, line to the parking team for their attention.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:53, Thursday 22 April 2021

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