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Speeding cyclists on public footpath

Reported via desktop in the Pavements category anonymously at 19:05, Tuesday 29 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Re footpath from Naldertown to Warmans Close, Wantage. The footpath is used by many people (pensioners, families, disabled buggy users, school children, cyclists). Unfortunately, for quite a while now, a small number of the cyclists treat the path like a race track with little consideration or thought for other users. Some requests to slow down or give way can be met by aggressive or abusive behaviour. The footpath also has a badly maintained hedge on one side which then reduces the space available for users and also the visibility. Not everyone is agile enough to "get out of the way" quickly. It would be useful if some measures could be put in place to slow cyclists down and try to have a little more consideration for others.

Council ref: ENQ21899223

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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 19:06, Tuesday 29 June 2021

  • Thank you for your report, cycling is prohibited on public pavements which is stated in the Highway Act 1835 Section 72. It is also written in the highway code that cyclists must not ride on the pavement. Therefore we cannot install a sign warning of cyclists as this may in fact encourage more cyclists to use this footpath.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:05, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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