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Road crossing unfit for purpose

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Lara Scott Bosley at 11:00, Friday 25 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The Iffley Road crossing between Daubeny Rd and Percy Street is used twice daily by school children and their families. It is the main link between Comper and SSMJ (school across two sites). Today a child was hit and dragged by a car in a serious accident, while using the crossing, her family nearby. The crossing is notorious amongst local families, as cars do not stop reliably. Whether this is a visibility issue I do not know, but it needs immediate attention. For too many years school families have worked with this difficult and dangerous crossing, staying extremely close to their children and worrying on their commute. Once children are old enough to walk to secondary school, it raises more concern (Spires/Cheney children crossing Iffley Road to get to school and home again). Please, while larger scale plans for easing traffice issues in Oxford are under trial, can this crossing receive the necessary investment (preferably a button stop for cars) to keep Oxford's children safe, unlike this little girl today.

Council ref: ENQ21898792

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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 11:01, Friday 25 June 2021

  • Thank you, this is being forwarded to the Highways safety team.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:42, Wednesday 7 July 2021

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