Pavement completely taken up by fencing
Reported via desktop in the Pavements category by S Ratz at 11:58, Mon 13 September 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
All of the pavement from west way the entrance of the shops as been monopolised by builders' fencing. I have frequently found people walking in the road as without taking a large detour, there is nowhere for them to go. I would recommend the fencing be moved back towards the hoarding so pedestrians can make use of the footpath, grass and seating.
Council ref: ENQ21905322
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 11:58, Mon 13 September 2021
Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the West Way B4044, Westminster Way junction to Elms Parade section, see photos. I am re-assigning this report to the Street Works (NSWRA)\Network Management (South)\Network Coordination (South) Team to assess, investigate and draft a response to.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:28, Wed 15 September 2021
Expensive cycling infrastructure being installed (at glacial pace) by people who haven't a clue. What's the cyclist supposed to do here? Follow the cycle lane (and ride into a metal pole)? Join the bus lane (bumping down the kerb)? Dismount to walk under the bridge (and then get on again on the other side)?
Posted anonymously at 14:15, Thu 21 October 2021
Thank you for your report. The Network Management (South) (NSWRA) Team have assessed the issue you have raised and their response is:
Having looked at the concerns raised it is in my view not possible or safe due to the depth off the excavation to move the hoarding back.
This diversion route was used in the past during construction and the option to use the lights and cross West Way is available to those who wish to use it.
Those who wish to stay on the same side there is a slightly longer diversion route but these have to be signed and available which they are, but if a member of the public wishes to walk in the carriageway, which does concern me, although it is their decision not to follow the approved diversion route
I have copied in the developer to make them aware to see if they can look at making it clearer the diversion route is longer but importantly it is safer
The contractor JBDS , having been made aware of your concerns, by The Network Management (South) (NSWRA) Team, then reviewed the signage and made adjustments.
They say that the signage is pretty clear, there is plenty out at the moment and don’t think they can do much more, see latest photo from contractor. To add more arrow signs would cause confusion to pedestrians but some are, however, choosing to ignore it.
I am therefore closing this report.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:19, Thu 2 December 2021
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