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"junction cycles around its stages" is exactly the problem

Reported via desktop in the Traffic Lights (permanent only) category anonymously at 12:19, Fri 23 September 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Since my last report was closed and doesn't allow me to respond anymore, I have to open a new report. In your message in which you said you don't understand the problem, you say "junction cycles around its stages". This is exactly the problem. There is no stage for pedestrians to cross, instead pedestrians have to press a button to get a green light at all. This setup only makes sense if pressing the button actually turns the light green for pedestrians at the next opportunity. However, this light does not do it. Even if a pedestrian indicates they want to cross the traffic light still goes through all the stages of the cycle, rather than to switch to pedestrian green at the next stage. This combination (no default green and no prioritisation when pressing the button), means pedestrians have to always wait very long to cross the road. This is a major barrier to walking and not compatible with the Councils own stated goals. Please fix it.

Council ref: 3843666

Asset ID: F004 - Marston Rd/Headington Hill (+ANPR:08)

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  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:18, Fri 7 October 2022

  • Thank you for your report. An Engineer has visited site and confirms that all demands at the junction including those of pedestrian's are served. As the pedestrian crossings form part of this staggered signal junction. Pedestrian demands are served as the junction cycles around its stages, serving registered demands in order. Wait times for all users will depend on how busy the junction is. The operation of the junction has been checked without fault. There are no plans to change the current layout or operation of this site.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:40, Thu 13 October 2022

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