Unsafe road crossing for pedestrians by roundabout from West to East
Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Brett Gibson at 13:50, Monday 14 June 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
I would like to request a risk assessment of the safety level of a particular pedestrian crossing which I believe could benefit greatly from some sort of traffic calming measures. The photos show the pedestrians point of view but also vehicles approaching from the north will not see pedestrians crossing until they are almost taking the exit to continue south down the warwick road b4100 towards banbury. Currently at the road crossing where many local people walk across there is a roundabout where motorists consistently drive at high speed around the roundabout and pedestrians crossing could potentially get hit by a vehicle. The roundabout obscures the view of the pedestrians until the last moment. My main concern as a parent is that its also the route of school children walking from the new Taylor Wimpey housing development at Castle grange from Walker RD (and Kingerlee RD) going to Hanwell Fields Community School at the botton of Dukes Meadow rd. My personal view and also other parents agree that its an accident waiting to happen. Ideally we need to find a way to slow the motorists and/or introduce a safety crossing. I believe many motorists have just got used to the previous Warwick RD higher speed limit before approaching the roundabout from the north. Please could someone look into this. Kind regards, Brett
Council ref: ENQ21897402
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 13:51, Monday 14 June 2021
Are there any updates on this yet, please? I was just going to report the same issue. It is extremely dangerous when crossing the road at this point. The crossing is very close to the roundabout and the roundabout is covered in overgrown vegetation, which doesn't help. Cars regularly drive too fast and are upon pedestrians before they can get across the road. Last week an elderly gentleman almost got hit by a car, whilst crossing. This is an accident waiting to happen. Someone needs to urgently review the safety at this crossing.
Posted anonymously at 15:14, Tuesday 17 August 2021
Again is there an update on this issue? There is going to be a serious accident, and seen as though this issue was reported back in June I'm not sure how Cherwell will be able to justify not taking any action. Vegetation has been trimmed on the roundabout but not the vegetation which blocks the view of on coming traffic on to the roundabout. A temporary fix would be to remove all vegetation as soon as possible so that pedestrians and cars have an opportunity to see each other.
Posted anonymously at 12:38, Friday 3 September 2021
Since I made the request for a risk assessment the hedge on one side only has been cut back. This however does not solve the problem or reduce the hazard risk. The same hedge on other side of the same roundabout also needs to be cut back significantly to increase the line of sight for cars approaching from the north. However that would not solve the problem permanently as the hedges will grow back. Please can you make this an urgent case because an incident could happen at any moment. I reported this in June (3 months ago) and now the children are back at school this crossing needs to have traffic calming (ie pelecan/zebra) at the very least. ideally it need traffic lights for pedestrians to cross. Please hurry and dont let it be too late before something happens.
Posted by Brett Gibson at 11:31, Thursday 16 September 2021
Provide an update