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New Traffic Calming Measure / chicane

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 21:00, Thu 2 December 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Although this new chicane, on Carterton Road heading into Brize Norton village, has good intentions, it is causing a significant amount of congestion and is likely to lead to an accident. The bin lorry on a Friday, see photo, really exacerbates the problems here, as traffic has absolutely nowhere to go. This is further compounded by parents trying to get their children to school in the village. The chicane was also clearly sighted incorrectly at a bend and it is very challenging to see when people are coming the other way. This then leads to people speeding around the chicane and I have witnessed several near misses. The money and time put into this would have been much better spent putting a pelican crossing in at the entrance to the primary school, as well as widening the barely there pavement between the school entrance and Moat Close. It is barely possible to fit a pram down there and even more difficult to hold another child's hand while doing so.

Council ref: ENQ21911287

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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 21:00, Thu 2 December 2021

  • No lighting, signage missing and very dangerous on these dark nights

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 21:02, Thu 2 December 2021

  • Dear Carey,

    Thank you for your report and concerns raised within. We are working closely with the developer to have these works completed as soon as possible.

    The completed works will have bollards and street lighting to illuminate the cushion to provide enhanced visibility.

    The current traffic management is within the guidance and regulation standards, providing advance signage to alert drivers before approaching the cushion.

    Recently an independent Road Safety Audit has been undertaken to ensure the current condition and location of the works are safety compliant.

    The operation of the cushions around Brize Norton were all observed during the audit and from observations, drivers were reducing speeds and manoeuvring safely around the cushions.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements Team

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:20, Thu 9 December 2021

  • Carey, in other words, because they didn't see an accident, its all OK! I bet they didn't watch the traffic at rush hour when there are nearly several head on collisions that are narrowly avoided!

    Posted anonymously at 21:42, Wed 30 March 2022

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