Pinch points at pedestrian refuges

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Added by TMiles

In two locations the northbound cycle lane on Banbury Road (A4165) narrows dangerously in the vicinity of a pedestrian refuge.

The generous overall width of the streetscape along this section allows for a number of options, including realignment of the carriageway and some form of segregation (for example flexible posts) at these points.

In no case should any deviation of the cycle lane result in cyclists having to negotiate a sharp turn or chicane.

A proposed new crossing south of these two pinch points (linking the new sites of d'Overbroeck's school) presents the opportunity to undertake a general review of crossing points on this stretch.

One possibility is to merge two of the three crossing points into one signal-controlled well sited crossing, doing away with the need for physical refuges in the carriageway.


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