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Anti-bicyle obstruction bolted in road

Reported via desktop in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 13:55, Saturday 8 July 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

In January a rubber berm was bolted to the road which obstructs competent cyclists.

In order to approach the junction, whether wishing to cross the bridge or turn right competent cyclists need to be well clear of the marked lane. (See Bikeability training (same as for motorcycles))

This rubber berm is right in the middle of the desire-line so presents a hazard.

The hazard is greatly amplified for pelotons.

In heavy traffic the kink in the road means that it is not visible until the cyclist has nearly collided with it.

So remove it now.

Council ref: ENQ23968372

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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 13:56, Saturday 8 July 2023

  • Projecting pavement kink forces both cyclists and motorists to have convergent paths. If the kink was removed them there would be no convergent movement, so no excuse for dangerous berms in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 14:06, Monday 10 July 2023

  • Thank you for the feedback. Some wand orcas at The Plain junction were replaced in mid-October, which should improve the situation.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:29, Thursday 30 November 2023

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