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Overhanging foliage serious hazard to blind pedestrian

Reported via desktop in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 11:29, Wednesday 13 October 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I’m working with someone who is completely blind, who walks from Kidlington to Oxford Parkway train station. The section from the roundabout going into North Oxford is a very busy and fast road, with a bus lane immediately next to the path. The path is very narrow in parts, approx. 2 metres, and the shrubs growing along here are making it more narrow and hazardous. When I guided her along this route, a couple of buses went past and I realised I was only inches away from them. The aim is for her to walk this route using her long cane and not to be guided – in theory this should be possible, but not with the foliage in the current state. Please could this be heavily cut back? The worst bit of the path is just after the bridge over the A34 to where pedestrians go down the ramp to the train station.

Council ref: ENQ21907612

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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 11:29, Wednesday 13 October 2021

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