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Lowered kerb too high to be safe

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 12:48, Tuesday 3 August 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This is a repeat report of ENQ20880165 - reported in November, no action has been taken, other than saying it has been reported to the revelant team for investigation. This area has had one (soon to be 2) of its routine biannual road maintenence visits, but still nothing has been done. Text from previous November report: Appox at 117 Kennington Road, new lowered kerb installed by Thames Water when finishing the supply pipe to the new flats (NB see Council ref: ENQ20864922 about the footway being left in poor condition). The lowered kerb is up to 7cm tall, just where cyclists entering the new flats driveway will be mounting the kerb at a shallow angle and will probably throw them off their cycles, rendering it extreamly dangerous for cycle users. The kerb needs lowering as low as possible (but I think regs for white stick users say 25mm kerb shouild not be flush (0mm upstand)?). Also, can you check the cross fall of the new footway, have they built the private fore court too high, so the cross fall is too much for regs/wheel chair users. I appreciate you didn't fit the kerb, but Thames Water or their contractors, but it needs to be made safe.

Council ref: ENQ21902454

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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 12:48, Tuesday 3 August 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, in front of 115-117 Kennington Road, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:39, Monday 9 August 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, in front of 115-117 Kennington Road, see photos. I am re-assigning this report to the Street Works (NSWRA)\Network Management (South)\Network Coordination (South) Team to assess, investigate and draft a response to.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:55, Monday 9 August 2021

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