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Anti-bicycle hazard in road

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 07:32, Saturday 4 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

There are anti-bicycle hazards in the edge of the short cycle-lane.

Should any cyclist ever try to cross into the cyclist they almost certainly would fall off and be injured. See the injuries caused by the similar hazards by Wickes Rd.

If one falls of not only does one get injured by the fall but also exposes one to getting squashed by following traffic, like what happened nearby a few years ago.

These hazards are very dangerous and are well camouflaged. There are no warning signs.

These dangerous hazards should be removed immediately.

Council ref: ENQ21904684

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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 07:33, Saturday 4 September 2021

  • Dear sensible chap,

    Thanks for bringing this issue to us. We are keen to get this resolved as soon as possible. Unfortunately we were not able to understand what exactly the hazard is. Could you please clarify or perhaps provide a photo?

    Many thanks!

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:12, Monday 13 September 2021

  • The hazard is a big rubber berm that you bolted to the road on the right line of the cycle-lane. It causes danger to cyclists and only a slight bump to a 4x4.

    I have seen a number of cyclists nearly hit it.

    The nearby Wickes Rd hazards have already caused injury to cyclists.

    In good conditions there is a chance a cyclist could see it, but in the dark/rain what hope. As with the Wickes Rd ones, they are easily not seen until you have already committed to falling off.

    No need for a photo cos the traffic engineers already have pics, plans and drawings of this hazard. Simple fix is to go out now and unbolt it. And remove the Wickes Rd ones at the same time.

    Posted anonymously at 08:30, Wednesday 15 September 2021

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. It has been passed to the relevant team for action.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 05:41, Tuesday 28 September 2021

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