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Bollards installed wrongly?

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category by Cllr Dick Wolff at 13:13, Saturday 1 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Bollards have just been installed at the entrance to Willow Walk from Ferry Hinksey Road. I think they are 1m apart. This would not meet design standards - a Babboe cargo bike would not be able to get through. LT1/20 para suggests 1m20 should be the minimum. I have to be extremely careful on my recumbent bike which has fairly wide handlebars, and I'm quite sure my bike trailer will not get through. These works should not be signed off until it has been checked that there is at least 1m20 spacing.

Council ref: ENQ21893598

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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 13:13, Saturday 1 May 2021

  • Dear Cllr Wolff,

    Thank you for reporting this to OCC. Our Site Inspector has been to look at the bollards today and has confirmed they have been installed incorrectly, they should be a minimum of 120cm apart. The Developer is going to move them as a matter of urgency.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:41, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • The bollards will be re-installed by the end of play tomorrow.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:44, Wednesday 5 May 2021

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    For clarity and correctness, 120cm is the width of the 'cycle design vehicle'. LTN 1/20 para 8.35 specifies a minimum of 1.5m between bollards to enable all types of cycle and mobility sccooter to gain access.

    Posted anonymously at 12:12, Thursday 6 May 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I believe these works have been rectified.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:24, Tuesday 11 May 2021

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