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Lane markings make navigating very confusing

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 09:30, Tuesday 12 September 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

For some reason, there are no arrows here that indicate which lanes are meant to be used for right turns on this roundabout. There's just arrows on the carriageway for left and straight on, which makes no sense whatsoever to anyone who's never seen this roundabout before. There's a lane marked "Iffley", but I've heard people argue that this this should only be used if you want to take the right turn AFTER the roundabout while others argue that you should always use the rightmost lane for any right turn on this roundabout.

In short, the road markings and signage are confusing and could easily be improved by at least having clear arrows for right turns like you'd expect at the start of a roundabout. The same thing goes for the west-to-east approach.

Council ref: ENQ23974535

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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 09:31, Tuesday 12 September 2023

  • Suggest everyone reviews the previous Fixmystreet notes on "numerous reports" regarding this roundabout and surrounding roads/pavements, whether it be potholes, road markings, etcetera. No commitment to "fixing all" of the reported concerns other than budget & lack therof, future planned works (April next year, 2024) etc., etc.,... Maybe the area district councilors (Littlemore) need to be notified via a signed "petition of needs request" for their involvement in getting the numerous concerns addressed in a more timely manner. This area has deteriorated over several years, not just recently.

    Tax band is higher also in the area. Surely the budget should be applied for the necessary work & safety in the area as noted of concern.

    It's such a shame that the roads, parks, curbs, signage etc., is a poor reflection of the City as a whole. Used to be a great tourist, student, historical area with the appearance of pride.

    Posted anonymously at 03:42, Wednesday 13 September 2023

  • Thank you for your report. However the Department for Transport advise against the use of right turn arrows on the approach to roundabouts since they suggest it could encourages drivers to turn wrong way round the roundabout particularly those who have come from other countries where they drive on the right.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:46, Thursday 26 October 2023

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