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Dangerous new cycle path on Marsh Lane

Reported via desktop in the Roads and Carriageways category anonymously at 12:33, Fri 25 March 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3415544.

A new cycle lane has been painted on Marsh Lane since the resurfacing. This cycle lane does not give cyclists enough room according to the new Highway Code guidelines, effectively giving cars licence to pass too close, and to ignore the Highway Code. The cycle paths in this area are generally poor - the path southbound on Marston Road after leaving Hedley Way again goes against the advice given in the Highway Code, being placed in the recommended 1m that cyclists should move out when passing car doors (the cycle lane is hard up against the side of parked cars, putting bikes in that 1m space where motorists are likely to open their doors). Together, these cycle routes feel badly thought out and tokenistic; they give motorists carte blanche to ignore the Highway code; and they are likely to endanger (or in the case of Marston Road have long endangered) cyclists. This is rather frustrating when cities should be trying to encourage green transport, and protect those using it.

Council ref: ENQ22920984

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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 12:33, Fri 25 March 2022

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