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Broken fencing/barrier causing road hazard

Reported via desktop anonymously at 08:44, Wednesday 21 February 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5608006.

This is regarding the little path leading from the end of Cheney Lane onto Headington Hill Road. There is a patch of shrubs to the left hand side when facing towards the road. This used to have a barrier/fence, but this was damaged, with barriers now lying around. This means that there is now no barrier. I have witnessed that some 'daredevil' cyclists racing down Cheney Lane and directly onto the road without checking for traffic. Judging from the tyre marks, there may even have been some cars taking this as a shortcut. This "shortcut" leads onto a busy downhill stretch of road, and a potentially fatal collision with traffic, including buses or other cyclists (see pictures) is only waiting to happen. Can a durable barrier / fence around this patch of shrubs please be reinstalled at the earliest possibility.

Council ref: ENQ24993361

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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 08:44, Wednesday 21 February 2024

  • I see that this has been reported already. The reason for me adding to that is that the gap where the old barrier used to be is being used by Deliveroo-type moped drivers as a quicker exit from Cheney Student Village than by going to Morrell Avenue. One of these was narrowly missed by a car when he followed another rider without pausing to look. I remember years ago, when it was possible to drive a car from Cheney Lane into Headington Hill Road, there were several fatal accidents. I pray that this will not happen again before the barrier is replaced.

    Posted anonymously at 11:48, Sunday 17 March 2024

  • Thank you for your report.

    Your report has been passed to the relevant team within Oxford Direct Services

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:42, Monday 18 March 2024

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