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Poorly maintained, narrowed, pot-holed, cycle path

Reported anonymously at 09:09, Tue 29 October 2019

Sent to Highways England 2 minutes later

There is a very useful but poorly maintained cycle lane which goes from underneath the bridge crossing of the A34/A420 up to the roundabout and then north, before cutting through the hedge and joins the road from Botley Road to Wytham. The part by the bridge is ok, but the rest has over the months and years got very narrow (overgrown from the sides) and uneven (cracks etc., especially at its north end). Passing oncoming cyclists/pedestrians and using it out of daylight hours has become hazardous.

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  • Vegetation and earth still encroaches along the width of the path, just as much as before, significantly narrowing it. I spoke to someone on the phone from Highways England who promised that my original message wouldn't be deliberately misinterpreted to mean simply 'please could someone cut the surrounding verge vegetation back'. However, guess what, someone came along and cut down the plants on the verge! The pot holes at the north end still remain. The path is still just as dangerously narrow (since last reporting this a cyclist coming the other way crashed into me here breaking one of my hand bones). Also the cycle path leading up to the roundabout from the Botley Road is covered in slippery mud and leaves, and is dangerous. Also the verge has not been cut back south of the roundabout.

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Tue 26 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I forwarded my concern to Highways England, who as of 24.12.19 have 'raised this issue to be cleared within 28 days'.

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Tue 24 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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