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LTN needed here

Reported via iOS in the Highway Schemes category anonymously at 06:20, Wed 22 November 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5239693.

Cars and motorbikes are using Three Fields as a drag strip, often doing above 30mph. I would say some cars and motorbikes will clock at least 50mph. This has been an ongoing problem and it scares me to cross the road outside my home here at number 2, as I’m disabled and unable to walk or run fast. Also during peak times this is used as a rat run with traffic qued up to come out of Three fields junction onto the The Slade. Traffic has often been backed up from this junction during rush hour(hours) all the way up to Leiden Road. It’s having an effect on my asthma. Traffic calming measures are desperately needed for when the road is quiet. I shouldn’t be scared to cross the road outside my home.

Council ref: ENQ23981582

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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 06:20, Wed 22 November 2023

  • Here here, I cannot understand why the council haven’t placed a LTN on Leiden Road between the old drs surgery/peppercorn avenue and David Steel Close.

    I have lived on the junction of Leiden Road and Three Fields for 38 years and the problem has always been bad but since the LTNs went in in cowley it has made the issue SOOOOOOO much worse.

    Please OCC do something about this. Either a physical LTN or an ANPR camera like you have placed outside of Windmill School…maybe between the hours of 8am and 8pm so only permit holders (those who live on Leiden Road or the residential roads around it can use this route at all times, not those using slade park/Woodfarm as a cut through

    Posted anonymously at 10:31, Sat 2 December 2023

  • Thank you for getting in touch. We appreciate the concerns raised with reported vehicle speeds and reporting of vehicle traffic using Leiden road as a short cut and I am sorry to hear about the detrimental effects this is having on your quality of life. It is the case that unfortunately there are many locations across Oxford and the wider county where speeding and /or vehicle short cuts are an issue. Within Oxford itself, the county council has agreed to trial a set of traffic filters ( residents/ roads-and-transport/ connecting-oxfordshire/ traffic-filters) at key points across the city from later this year. It is the hope that these filters in combination with other supporting measures will help encourage a shift to other modes of transport (i.e bus, cycling, walking) leading we hope to reduced congestion, improved air quality as well as a range of other key outcomes. It is our hope that the trial should in-turn reduce the desirability for people to find alternative short cut routes through residential areas across the city. We will be closely monitoring the trial to determine whether it is delivering on these objectives before any final decision is made.

    I appreciate this might not address the concerns raised around vehicle speeds. We would encourage that if you feel there are regular instances of dangerous driving that these are reported to the police ( ro/ report/ rti/ rti-beta-2.1/ report-a-road-traffic-incident/ ), Reporting will help the police, who we are in regular contact with, build up a picture of where there are areas of concern they may need to focus on. I appreciate the above response might not provide all of the answers you might be hoping for, however I hope it gives an indication of some of the work the county council is currently progressing, which we hope will help to address some of the underlying causes of the issues you are experiencing.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:42, Sunday 10 March 2024

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