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Poor consideration for cyclists and pedestrians in Abingdon

Reported via desktop in the Pavement/footpath issue category anonymously at 16:20, Monday 21 June 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

If walking or cycling from Marcham to Tesco, visibility is impaired on the slip road to roundabout causing a great danger to those attempting to cross, as does the pavement on Tesco side with low overhanging trees and overgrown path. pushing users into oncoming and fast traffic. Very few drivers adhere to speed limits in this area and surrounding lead road in Abingdon.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England about overgrown vegetation.

    We are aware of this and cutting is due to be done within 1 month.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 16:30, Wednesday 30 June 2021

  • There seems to have been a temporary hair cut on the slip road from Newbury to the Marcham roundabout which will soon overgrow.They seem only o have cut the grass verge and although better will not last long. Heavy pruning of the hedgerow and trees may be an answer? The path on the other side of the roundabout walking or cycling to the Tesco bus stop is still overgrown with overhanging branches which after rainfall make it very difficult to pass. Facing the oncoming traffic here is very concerning when the pavement is uneven and narrow.

    Posted anonymously at 10:06, Friday 23 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The bushes overhanging the slip road are now growing so the temporary measure is now becoming ineffective. The path on the Tesco side has never been attended to. At some points less than a metre wide and when it rains the trees hang below head level. The lay by on Marcham side virtually obliterates the footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 08:55, Friday 27 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Now glass all over pavement opposite Shippon turn off and weeds overgrown. This is quite a busy walk/ cycle path from Marcham to Fairacres shopping area and in wet weather is a difficult journey as trees hang low too.

    Posted anonymously at 09:27, Friday 24 September 2021

  • Now glass all over pavement opposite Shippon turn off and weeds overgrown. This is quite a busy walk/ cycle path from Marcham to Fairacres shopping area and in wet weather is a difficult journey as trees hang low too.

    Posted anonymously at 17:30, Friday 24 September 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:00, Friday 22 October 2021

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