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Dropped kerb is causing cyclists to fall off

Reported via desktop in the Suggested improvements category anonymously at 09:18, Wed 9 November 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

In the past 2-3 weeks, I have witnessed 2 cyclists come across the Botley Road/West Way from the North Hinksey junction (properly and safely) to join the cycle track on the pavement outside property no 16. Both these cyclists have hit the dropped kerb and come off their bicycles sustaining minor facial and hand injuries, not to mention shock. This kerb needs looking at as a matter of urgency before a cyclist is seriously hurt.

Council ref: 3950238

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  • Thank you for your suggestion, it will be added to a list which are assessed and prioritised by our Safety Team. We will now close this report, but if your suggestion gets selected for action we will let you know.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:18, Wed 9 November 2022

  • I came off my bike here and broke my jaw, needed stitches and had my arm in a sling. I'm 22 and otherwise healthy, but this curb is dangerous

    Posted anonymously at 11:05, Wednesday 25 January 2023

  • Diagram of the upstand

    Posted anonymously at 19:27, Monday 30 January 2023

  • I am going to suggest to the Oxfordshire cycle team that they install a 'flush' ramp at the pedestrian / cycle crossing. This is where LOOK RIGHT is written on the road. Also to install a cycle symbol and arrow on the road to show the suggested transition point.

    In the nearby driveway I will suggest they install a 'Cambridge' ramp to allow cyclists to safely transition but with the drop of the ramp (like the drop of a Cambridge kerb) this would be safe for the visually impaired.

    Posted anonymously at 20:16, Thursday 2 February 2023

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