Cyclox, the Oxford cycle campaigning group, have been having some meetings with the County Council Roadworks Team to see if road works/road maintenance around the County can be improved. The Roadworks Team have devised a questionnaire to help understand the issues faced by cyclists on the road.
The aim of the questionnaire is to provide a clearer picture to the council of the problems experienced by cylists on the county’s roads and cycleways, particularly with regard to how surface condition may have contributed to spills or other issues (eg potholes, slippery road, etc)
We know this type of problem is under-reported, so by better understanding the nature, frequency and location of these incidents, the council’s can more pro-actively target defect repairs and also larger scale resurfacing works to specific places or routes.
The survey is very straight-forward and quick, and may be completed anonymously. It is available on the Oxfordshire County Council website via this link: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/highway_incidents_cyclists/
Please only log incidents that occurred between September 2015 and August 2017.
The closing date for completing the questionnaire is October 22, 2017.
This questionnaire is a trial run, so is not public, and is only open to members of clubs/organisations.
The questionnaire is only accessible via the above link, and cannot be found on the County Council’s website.
The results of the survey should be made available within one month of this date and will be discussed in follow-up meetings between user groups and the council highways department.
Please do not use the questionnaire to report current defects. These can be reported via: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/