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Ambiguous foot/cycle path hazard

Reported via desktop in the Suggested improvements category by Daniel Balfour at 10:18, Fri 21 October 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The pavement on the Oxford-bound side between the A 420 and Seacourt Park & Ride junctions is a hazard to road users, cyclists, and pedestrians.

The cycle path is not present along this stretch of pavement, but is present either end of it. This leads cyclists to cycle on the pavement here. This has been a notable change since the local cycle route improvements.

The ambiguity due to lack of cycle path markings often results in near-collisions of cyclists and pedestrians, and risks cyclists hesitating and veering into a passing vehicle.

The risk is further worsened by the overgrown willow tree boughs hanging across the pavement, which pedestrians may unpredictably sidestep to avoid.

I have witnessed 3 dismounted cyclists in serious conditions along this stretch in the past few months, so I felt it was important to recommend clearer signage along this path.

Council ref: 3904215

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    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:18, Fri 21 October 2022

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