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Exceptionally slippy bridge on a cycle route

Reported via desktop in the Pavement/footpath issue category anonymously at 15:45, Fri 9 October 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Hi there, on the map it says that Highways England does not manage that area - that's why I went direct to Havant, who directed me to Portsmouth (ref: 33221), who have now directed me to you.

It's just over a mile of CYCLE track running from Eastern Road through to Havant. A stretch known as Farlington Marshes. This runs alongside the southside of the A27, Hampshire.

The whole length of this CYCLE route is tarmac, other than the small wooden bridge in the pictures.

As you can see, there is signage. On Saturday night, this was not visible to me, it was dark, it was raining.

Irrespective, it states the obvious, which recognises a standard hazard, however - this bridge is like an ice rink; literally. You can see how slippery it is in one of the last pictures, these were taken this morning.

There's further evidence that someone else has had an accident - we can assume it was an accident as I can't see why else they'd carry a broken bike this far down a cycle path.

I've attached pictures... including my injuries - I just keep thinking, I was so lucky. This could have been such a different story... and with the dark, damp evenings coming, more people out on their bikes - someone will be seriously injured here, maybe even worse.

I'm not one to complain, but seriously - on a cycle track?


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