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Path safety

Reported via desktop in the Footways and Pavement damage category anonymously at 13:23, Sat 1 July 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4738357.

Can something be done to prevent oversized cycles from using this stretch of shared path? It is very narrow & bound by high walls, so there is no refuge for pedestrians or oncoming cyclists when these huge cargo-bikes & articulated cycles come thundering down the hill. The electric ones are, in essence, motor vehicles & attain quite frightening speeds downhill. Perhaps a bollard or two would keep us safe & the oversized vehicles could use the flatter, wider alternative cycle route, 50 yards to the north?

Council ref: ENQ23967557

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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 13:23, Sat 1 July 2023

  • The "alternative route" you suggest is just as dangerous because cycles still race along at speed, cutting the corners / the junction in to the path of pedestrians, shouting/ cursing ... then racing straight out on to the Witan Way crossing regardless that the lights are changing ... Last Saturday there was an entire cycling peleton of more than a dozen pedalling at speed while shouting at people to get out of their way.

    Posted anonymously at 09:49, Sun 2 July 2023

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Due to the length of time since it was reported please can you confirm if it is still an issue by creating another report on Fix My Street.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:19, Tuesday 5 March 2024

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