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Poor lighting at lewknor turn for Oxford tube coach users

Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 06:01, Thu 4 November 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

As a daily user of the Oxford Tube bus to London, I am writing in respect of the poor footpath and lighting at the Lewknor M40 junction between the bus stops and car parking areas.

Whilst the parking area is acceptable, although not ideal, there is very poor lighting on the pathway between the two bus stops which is a potential safety issue for walkers (the surface is uneven) but also for individuals, particularly women.

Furthermore, the gravel footpath gets very wet in the rain, to the extent that pedestrians are forced onto the road and are not easily visible to drivers.

During the early morning or late evening commute this poses a particular risk to individual's safety as the traffic can be heavy, fast and large vehicles such as lorry's take up more of the road. A situation which is exacerbated in the poor weather.

I would ask that you conduct a review of the footpath and consider adding additional gravel and drainage, installing low level energy efficient / solar powered lighting to help users navigate safely between bus stops and the car parks.

Given the increased use of the Oxford Tube now that people are returning to central London for work and leisure it would be good to see the council support this environmentally friendly mode of travel.

Many thanks, Nick Black

Council ref: 3103409

Asset ID: 078936

Column number: BS1

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