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Road signs obstructing cycle path, on unlit section

Reported via desktop in the Potholes and maintenance category anonymously at 22:25, Friday 29 September 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Road signs have been put up for the Botley roundabout bridge repair works. These have been poorly positioned and although the bases are off the cycle path, the signs themselves overhang the cycle path. This section is unlit, and the backs of the signs are dark grey and hard to see at night, especially with headlights from cars coming from the opposite direction. I ended up hitting a sign with my shoulder; fortunately I didn't fall into the traffic.

The signs should not be overhanging the cycle path, and I believe there is plenty of room to place them more safely so they don't overhang the cycle path. If you feel that this isn't possible, you should mitigate the risk by lighting the signs, or at least painting the backs of them with a bright colour or reflective.

Council ref: ENQ23976159

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 22:25, Friday 29 September 2023

  • Thank you for your report. I have read this report and assessed the 'Road signs obstructing cycle path, on unlit section' issue you have identified, located in the cycle track, alongside the A34 on-slip road, Botley. Unfortunately the A34 (plus it's slip roads, bridges, adjacent footpaths, cycle paths, verges lay-bys and underpasses - including this cycle path) are not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council, they are the responsibility of National Highways. I am therefore closing this report.

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    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:52, Wednesday 4 October 2023

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