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Inadequate cycle lane

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 17:49, Tuesday 11 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The cycle lane along Bicester Road has recently been repainted. I was hoping that this particular cycle lane would be allowed to fade away, as it is much too narrow to afford any protection to cyclists. I believe the minimum recommended width for a painted cycle lane is 1 metre and the optimum is 1.5 metres or more, but in parts this lane is only 70 cm wide. It has been shown that where there is a painted cycle lane, motorists give cyclists less passing space than if there was no lane at all, so really it would be better to have no cycle lane in a road as narrow as this. In any case, the cycle lane is of no use at the busiest times, ie when the schools are starting and finishing, as there are no yellow lines on this road and it is usually blocked with parked cars at those times.

Council ref: ENQ21894344

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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 17:49, Tuesday 11 May 2021

  • Hello, Yes this is correct and this was a mistake on behalf of our contractor we are in the process of getting this cycle lane removed. kind regards.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:32, Monday 24 May 2021

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