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Island on the road near Kingsgrove new housing estate

Reported via desktop anonymously at 11:50, Mon 7 June 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council less than a minute later

This island has been put on an otherwise clear road with no warning and seems to have little purpose. Because of it's positioning in the road I had to replace my back wheel after it hit the outside edge of it. I am one of many complaints about this apparently

Council ref: ENQ21896711

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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 11:51, Mon 7 June 2021

  • Dear Sophie Wells,

    Thank you for your email regarding the traffic island on the A417 Reading Road.

    This traffic island has been installed as part of a number of supporting infrastructure works for the Crab Hill residential development to the north of Reading Road. I have reviewed the Developers drawings and it appears this island has been installed to aid pedestrians crossing the road and also to help slow down passing traffic in this area. I have reviewed the drawings and this has been designed with a minimum lane width of 3.3 metres provided, which enables all vehicles to traverse this space safely given the average car width is 1.8m – 2.0m in width. I am therefore satisfied that this traffic island is satisfactory for this environment.

    Kind regards
    Steve Blackmore
    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:54, Tue 14 September 2021

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