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Road closure with movable planters, causing contravention of keep left bollard.

Reported via desktop in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 14:58, Wed 13 July 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

By the roundabout at the end of Welch Way J/W High Street Witney. There are three wooden planters across the carriageway, and indicate access for buses and taxis only. (I believe this is unofficial) . The planters force buses and taxis to contravene the keep left bollard and go on the opposite side of the road. As the road has no traffic, pedestrians crossing from outside NatWest do not tend to look left as you wouldn't expect a bus or taxi to be travelling on the wrong side of the road. I was nearly knocked over by a bus recently in these circumstances. My issue is that they are contravening and actively being encouraged to contravene a keep left bollard, and this is clearly dangerous to pedestrians and other road users. By all means close the High Street, but do it legally and safely please.

Council ref: ENQ22929437

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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 14:58, Wed 13 July 2022

  • Just keep the High Street open - as for many many years ... Simples !

    Posted anonymously at 23:55, Wed 13 July 2022

  • The same issue also exists at the Corn Street end .

    Posted anonymously at 15:06, Thu 14 July 2022

  • Please could you advise why there is no update, as this matter was reported in July and it has been flagged as a potential safety issue and contravention.

    Posted anonymously at 16:58, Thu 1 September 2022

  • Wouldn't it just be easier to push the blockades back 20 yards at each end of the closure? OCC could still make our lives a misery by blocking the road, but permitted vehicles could stay on the correct side of the carriageway when entering & the risk to pedestrians would be diminished.

    Posted anonymously at 22:10, Fri 9 September 2022

  • Done

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Sat 24 September 2022

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