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Dangerous parking

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 15:01, Sun 9 February 2014

Sent to Vale of White Horse District Council 4 minutes later

Bus commuters (and others) park their cars along Appleford Drive (between the Oxford Road and Dorchester Crescent) which causes major traffic problems, particularly when children are being delivered/picked-up to/from Rush Common School. A meaningless white line (edge of curb?) was painted a few years ago opposite Dorchester Crescent. What is needed is double yellow lines along the road so that traffic can flow freely. I recently had a person back in to my car when he found that Dorchester Crescent was blocked by traffic. Very dangerous.

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  • Dear Robert Thank you for your report. I visited Appleford Drive yesterday afternoon around 3 PM and noted that the cars parked on the north side of the road between the signal junction and Dorchester Crescent were indeed causing 'actual' obstruction. Thames Valley Police are the enforcing authority for obstruction matters and I am liaising with their Traffic Management Unit to see if they will address this isuue. Unfortunately yellow lines involve long and expensive legal procedures, advertising, and consultation as well as the cost of the lines themselves. I regret there is no budget / plan to implement them on Appleford Drive at the present time. I will look at painting new / refreshing existing white line(s) in the new financial year. We do have a good success rate with these lines acting as a visual reminder to motorists not to park there, and such lines may assist the Police in enforcing the laws of obstruction. Yours sincerely Lee J Turner OCC Traffic Advice & Design

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:02, Thu 20 March 2014

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