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117782Photo #117782Yet another collision between a vehicle and a cyclist this week demonstrates that the recently installed safety cushion is inadequate. This dangerous crossroads is used to walk to at least four schools. It needs the road to be closed to through traffic.Temporary closure:
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closure
119619Photo #119619With children returning to school, the pavement is not wide enough to allow for pedestrians, cyclists and parents waiting outside school to remain socially distant . Pedestrians are often already stepping out into the street during drop off and pick up under 'normal' circumstances. The on road parking also needs to be removed.Temporary closure:
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closure
128761Photo #128761Widen footpath so pedestrians can pass without having to step into road.Track:
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track
117994Photo #117994Widen cycle priority heading over the bridge - bikes often end up two abreast at different speeds, motor traffic can be quite heavy off the roundaboutCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
117788Photo #117788Widen cycle lanes all along Between Towns Road and Church Cowley Road and make junctions safer for cycling and walking. Pedestrian green phase at the John Allen junction is much too short.Cycleway:
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cycleways
123005Photo #123005Widen cycle lane. This is such a wide road where space is insanely inefficiently used by the current layout.Cycleway:
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cycleways
117790Photo #117790Widen cycle lane and stop cars parking on the cycle lane - with proper enforcement.Cycleway:
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cycleways
117993Photo #117993Wide road with opportunity to widen pavements - busy walking route to town, lots of bus trafficTrack:
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94617Photo #94617Wide but bumpy cycleway connection to a very slow set of staggered crossings of the ring roadCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80696Photo #80696White-on-Red enforcement sign for the traffic order in #80694 which prohibits cycling westwards past the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment. Also shows the advisory blue sign that was put up before the traffic order was made.Other:
Infrastructure
general
80695Photo #80695White-on-Red enforcement sign for the traffic order in #80694 which prohibits cycling westwards past the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment.Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
135702Photo #135702Where the two chicanes are on Sandford Road, they need to be regularly swept and weeds removed so there is space to use themCycleway:
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cycleways
126220Photo #126220Where does the cycle path go?Cycleway:
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cycleways
137068Photo #137068When coming out of Swinburne Road and heading towards the river, if you want to reach the segregated cycle path you have to either cross the road and cross back, or cycle on the pavement. Making this short stretch of pavement shared would allow easier access to the shared cycle path.Cycleway:
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cycleways
112793Photo #112793Wheeling ramp on Lower Fisher Row (riverside footpath), OxfordOther:
Infrastructure
general
38145Photo #38145Wheelbenders at Oxford's Department of Zoology adapted to something more useful - and cyclists voting with their bikes.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
123505Photo #123505What about asking the cafe and shop owners of Walton Street if they actually want tables on the pavements. The Jericho Traders Association has formally opposed the idea. Many businesses in Jericho are unaware of the proposals. Of those that do know about it twenty (so far) are opposed. There's very little room for any tables at all if social distancing is followed (even if it's reduced to 1m). Jericho businesses DO NOT WANT PEDESTRIANISATION OF WALTON STREET. You don't live here, you don't have a business here. It's nothing to do with you whatsoever. Many of us have been in Jericho for several decades and we resent having your ideas imposed upon us. Why is there no 'disagree' button?Temporary closure:
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123245Photo #123245We need a proper segregated cycleway all the way up iffley road out of town as it is dangerousCycleway:
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cycleways
125254Photo #125254Warneford Lane should be filtered to remove car through traffic, that would make Warneford Lane itself safe and also improve the whole neighbourhood. Current road layout on Warneford Lane is the worst in all of Oxford.Temporary closure:
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closure
112810Photo #112810Walton Street, Oxford, is now closed to motor vehicles at Beaumont StCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
16267Photo #16267Walton Street Cycles, Oxford, and traffic calming (one vehicle at a time) - cycle bypass partially blocked by a car to the right.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
116257Photo #116257Very poor visibility (due to the parked buses) for cyclists turning from Turl Street onto High Street--a key North to South route. The bus stops should be moved further along the road to make this junction safer.Cycleway:
Problem
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117768Photo #117768Very narrow pavements under the bridge, on both sides of Botley Road. Perhaps implement a one-way system on each side.Track:
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117664Photo #117664Very narrow pavements on Folly Bridge - hard to see what could be done about it without reducing road space for motor traffic, but hey, that sounds good ;)Track:
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116260Photo #116260Very narrow pavements for the quantity of people. The road has little use by vehicles and can be accessed from the Mansfield Road instead.Temporary closure:
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closure
116259Photo #116259Very narrow pavements for the quantity of people next to very wide roads which are little used by motor vehicles.Track:
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122717Photo #122717Very narrow pavement with scaffolding - no possibility of maintaining safe distanceTrack:
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123653Photo #123653Very narrow path and bridge leading from lye valley to the Churchill hospital, not amenable to pram or people crossing at safe social distanceTrack:
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125902Photo #125902Very narrow cycle path which is pinned agaisnt a wall. Often big brances fall into cycle path causing us to swerve into the busy road.Cycleway:
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cycleways
123040Photo #123040Very narrow cycle lane. Buses cannot respect it and are closing on cyclist. Buses cannot overtake properly due to soft pedestrian refuge. Remove refuge and make proper zebra crossing.Cycleway:
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123182Photo #123182Very narrow busy pavement and too dangerous to step out into road. Needs pavement widened or temporary barrier to protect pedestrians from road usersTrack:
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38164Photo #38164Very low headroom under the railway on the Oxford Canal pathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
123307Photo #123307Very hard to get in the right lane here as a cyclist if you are going straight ahead. Cars will both dangerous overtake or quite often undertake you, needs improvementCycleway:
Problem
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117759Photo #117759Very dangerous cycle lanes that run alongside parked cars for pretty much the whole length of Warnford Rd. Remove the car parking, give the reclaimed space over to cycling.Cycleway:
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cycleways
20985Photo #20985Very confusing - no parking lines within a parking bay.Road environment:
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road
32636Photo #32636Vehicles over 5m long banned during the daytime, but the sign has to go the other way around and is confusing.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
123215Photo #123215Vegetation overhangs the pedestrian part of the pavement, cars park on the cycle part, and the entry to the GP surgery is a blind corner. Make it safer for pedestrians, especially the infirm.Track:
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125248Photo #125248V narrow and low elevation pavement mens pedestrians are routinely an inch or two away from fast moving and large vehicles. It is scary.Track:
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125252Photo #125252V large and fast moving vehicles far too close to pedestriansTrack:
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129124Photo #129124Used as a cut-through between Cowley & Iffley Roads, but pavement is very narrow at the Hurst St end. Has high foot and bicycle traffic.Temporary closure:
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closure
125064Photo #125064Up hill cycle path here needs to be widened and segregated using plastic wands or similar. Currently too many close passes + drivers going over the limit.Cycleway:
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cycleways
20989Photo #20989Unnecessary break in the cycle lane at the start of the bus- and bike-only lane to the left.Road environment:
Problem
road
53524Photo #53524University Parks:

No cycles - Whether ridden or not
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Infrastructure
signs
53525Photo #53525University Parks, No Cycles whether ridden or notGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
24499Photo #24499Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24500Photo #24500Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24501Photo #24501Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24502Photo #24502Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24503Photo #24503Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24504Photo #24504Two-way cycle way on Donnington Bridge Road, enabling from-North to-North movementsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
38142Photo #38142Two types of wheelbender parking at the Department of Zoology, OxfordCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
112803Photo #112803Traffic-free bridge on route towards Oxford and Cherwell Valley CollegeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
124070Photo #124070Traffic rat-runs through Iffley Turn to avoid northbound commuter traffic queues on the A4158. A prohibition of motor vehicles Experimental Order at Iffley Rd junction with A4158 would prevent this issue. Access for residents cars and delivery vehicles would be via the junction with Iffley Turn & A4158 further north (near the Peugeot Garage). This would make Iffley Turn safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Temporary closure:
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closure
125644Photo #125644Traffic lights need to adjusted to be activated by cycles heading South and turning right towards Kennington.Cycleway:
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cycleways
151556Photo #151556Traffic calming and Walton Street Cycles shop, OxfordBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
16266Photo #16266Traffic calming (one vehicle at a time) on Walton Street, Oxford - cycle bypass partially blocked by a car to the left.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
172376Photo #172376Toucan crossing on Headley Way, OxfordCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38139Photo #38139Toucan crossing cleverly placed on the bend of the road to give visibility on both sides.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
130752Photo #130752Too often I see cyclists subjected to road rage by drivers who do not want to wait for them to cycle up the hill and try and force them to move over. Our road is not cycle friendly and it is such a good connecting street that it should be prioritized as a cycle friendly street. If it was, I would use it but I am too scared at the moment.Cycleway:
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118137Photo #118137Too narrow for social distancing over bridge. As there is currently reduced levels of motor traffic, I recommend making the road a single lane with alternating priority lights. This would provide the space to create wider pavements and cycle lanes.Track:
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123945Photo #123945Too much traffic, hard to breathe here. Close to through traffic.Track:
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123943Photo #123943Too much traffic, can hardly breathe cycling and walking here.Track:
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128920Photo #128920Too much traffic trying to use a road where only one car can pass. Make it access only.Temporary closure:
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closure
128921Photo #128921Too much traffic trying to use a road where only one car can pass. Make it access only.Temporary closure:
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closure
126275Photo #126275Too much traffic for safe cyclingCycleway:
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131324Photo #131324Too much through trafficTemporary closure:
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closure
129499Photo #129499Too much thro traffic, not safe for cyclistsTemporary closure:
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126273Photo #126273Too much speeding traffic up residential roads - dangerous to cycle, narrow pavementsTemporary closure:
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closure
112807Photo #112807To the left, the cycle route towards Oxford and Cherwell Valley CollegeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38162Photo #38162This way to Banbury - the Oxford Canal pathRoute sign:
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routesigns
172386Photo #172386This unusual new road layout has a clearly marked cycleway crossing the access to a service/parking road on Headley Lane, OxfordCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
172383Photo #172383This unmarked shed appears to be a cycle shelter at the Manor Hospital, OxfordCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
124620Photo #124620This toucan crossing is set up with a very long wait for cyclists and pedestrians, forcing groups of people to hang around together for several minutes. During lockdown, there have regularly been many pedestrians and cyclists waiting here together despite very few cars coming down Abingdon Road.Cycleway:
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cycleways
126119Photo #126119This street should be closed to through traffic. It is used as a rat run by taxis and other none residential vehicles. The pavements are very narrow and with the amount of cars parked on either side of the road, there is always a traffic jam. It is impossibel to maintain social distance on the pavement here, and cycling is a challenge given the congestion with cars using this as a short cut from the cowley road to Morrell Avenue.Temporary closure:
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closure
117714Photo #117714This roundabout is very difficult to navigate for cyclist coming from and to Parkway Station and the P&R. No through was given to walking and cycling when redesigning this. This is the most direct route to Oxford from the railway and P&R. Making much clearer that cyclist can use the bus lane is critical. I have been told of by taxi drivers for using the bus lane. The approach to the roundabout is also dangerous for cyclist. Again, drivers sometimes challange cyclist on the road because they think they should use the pavement. From the P&R to summertwon it should be crystal clear for buses and taxis that cyclist are welcome and legal on the bus lane.Cycleway:
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125951Photo #125951This road should be closed to traffic other than shop deliveries (with a bollard preventing cars from accessing it at other times). Many cars illegally park at this junction both on the road and pavement blocking the road for cyclists. and pedestrians. Many are people shopping at Tescos who don't want to pay for the car park behind the store. Note this is a key route for children walking to East Oxford Primary school and the narrow pavements and large number of vehicles blocking this space present a danger to the young children.Temporary closure:
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closure
143161Photo #143161This road is one of many used as a rat run by very fast drivers at rush hour to get to and from the Quarry junction to the ring road. It should be turned into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.Temporary closure:
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closure
143162Photo #143162This road is one of many used as a rat run by very fast drivers at rush hour to get to and from the Quarry junction to the ring road. It should be turned into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.Temporary closure:
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closure
143158Photo #143158This road is a very long steep road and the surface is full of holes and bumps that are not noticeable to vehicles but are very dangerous for cyclists going downhill. The road needs to be better maintained with cyclists in mind as a priority over other more level roads.Cycleway:
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143157Photo #143157This road is a very long steep road and the surface is full of holes and bumps that are not noticeable to vehicles but are very dangerous for cyclists going downhill. The road needs to be better maintained with cyclists in mind as a priority over other more level roads.Cycleway:
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cycleways
124064Photo #124064This road into Binsey village has a lot of traffic from pedestrians and cyclists, but no pavement or cycle lane which makes it dangerous. It can easily be widened as it's just open grassland on either side.Track:
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118638Photo #118638This pavement doesn't have room for walkers to pass the bus shelter even without social distancing requirements.Track:
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track
172357Photo #172357This path seems to become a cycleway once it's safely inside the John Radcliffe Hospital grounds.Track:
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track
123377Photo #123377This path could be widened to better accommodate pedestrians and bikes.Cycleway:
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cycleways
123266Photo #123266This part of the road under the bridge to littlemore is one of the worst rat runs in oxford.

It needs closing and a modal filter put in to reduce traffic on Newman road. A lot of cars driving ery fast, breaking speed limits and turning a residential area into a through road.

They should be exiting and entering Littlemore via the ring road not a rat run.

I have had and seen a lot of near misses with people on bikes because it's a long straight bit of road, drivers speed and are not attentive.
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116210Photo #116210This part of Cowley road should be closed to allow shoppers to have more spaceTemporary closure:
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closure
116213Photo #116213This needs to be pedestrianised with bus access to allow people top shop without being crowded on the pavementTemporary closure:
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closure
123317Photo #123317This junction is very confusing for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians don't have a clear access to traffic control lights. I think they should keep at lease one direction of the cycle path on the road up to Meadow Lane.Cycleway:
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cycleways
122468Photo #122468This is the most dangerous bit of road. Make it 1 way so bikes, buses and pedestrians have spaceCycleway:
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133322Photo #133322This is the main Sustrans route into Oxford from South ..plus main route to Westgate from South. It needs to be integrated all the way into town from Marlborough Road, plus ramps and steps at both sides plus drastically improved lighting for nighttime. This should have been included in Westgate development !!!Cycleway:
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117011Photo #117011This is another highly used shortcut, traffic runs through here with narrow footpaths. The road needs to be closed off either here or closer to the ring road.Temporary closure:
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closure
117005Photo #117005This is a rat run with extremely narrow pavements. An accident here is inevitable.Temporary closure:
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closure
143194Photo #143194This is a great new cycle way that has been built but cars and delivery vehicles just park all over it making it useless and more dangerous than if it didn't exist. They need to put bollards all the way along both sides to prevent parking on it.Cycleway:
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130536Photo #130536This is a dangerous junction for cyclists turning to or from Elsfield that is uncomfortable to use due to speed of traffic. Signage/road markings/layout improvements needed.Cycleway:
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123918Photo #123918This is a back street cycle route so needs clearer markings and wider pavement to stop pedestrians straying in to the path of cyclists.Cycleway:
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cycleways
134758Photo #134758This gateway should be made permanent, not permissive.Cycleway:
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cycleways
118822Photo #118822This forms part of a circuit used to drive as extremely dangerous speeds around Gypsy Lane Estate. Closing the road here will close the loop, making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians, particularly for accessing the Valentia Road playground.Temporary closure:
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closure
134567Photo #134567This footpath is too narrow and poorly maintained. It feels unsafe.Track:
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123548Photo #123548This bridge is a great link between Littlemore and Rose Hill. However, there is an unhelpful barrier, steps rather than a slope, and cars parked by the dropped curb. This needs to be improved to allow people on bikes and on foot to share this effectively.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
16432Photo #16432This bit of the Thames Path is a signed cycle route between Botley Road and the South side of the City Centre.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns

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