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Missing pedestrian crossing

Reported via desktop anonymously at 10:33, Tuesday 12 September 2023

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The 2017 Walking Design Standards ( sites/ default/ files/ file/ roads-and-transport-policies-and-plans/ walkingstandards.pdf) are encouraging residents to walk and use public transportat, however, there are not enough pedestrian crossings especially along Woodstock Road at the Osberton Rd stop for residents and the influx of people linked to two nearby educational facilites. It is impossible for many to cross the street if arriving by bus! A simple on demand crossing is requested. Why? 1. This area has more activity than others along Woodstock Road. The current scheme does not encourage walkability (“Oxfordshire will be an area where walking is encouraged and provided for by good quality infrastructure. Town centres will have high quality urban squares and spaces to enhance the economic vitality and viability of towns. Walking routes will be improved along main urban corridors to create a pleasant and welcoming experience." ( sites/ default/ files/ file/ roads-and-transport-policies-and-plans/ ActiveTravelStrategy.pdf) 2. The nearest crossings are four minutes apart each way which deems the Osberton bus stop location ridiculous. How can the council encourage the use of this particular bus stop if I cannot cross the street? 3. In the morning, the traffic is heavy and the cars drive at diffferent speeds in both lanes while the degree and type of traffic together with the street outline obstruct the view! In the evening, things get worse because buses and individual drivers drive at high speed! It appears that the City council is encouraging a flood of cars into Oxford to the detriment of the residents and taxpayers' needs.

Council ref: ENQ23974545

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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 10:34, Tuesday 12 September 2023

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed the area highlighted and found that the proximity of Osburton Road, Private access-ways and northbound bus stop and DfT standards prevent us from providing a crossing at this exact location.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:21, Monday 2 October 2023

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