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Opposite No.6 Main Raid, Upper Winchendon

Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 21:21, Monday 27 May 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

There is a drain cover in the S.W bound carriageway which appears to be seated in its drain the wrong way around. The slots in the drain go in line with the direction of travel of the traffic. For road cyclists this is very dangerous. The slots in the drain cover are wide enough for a road cyclist's wheels to drop into the drain causing an accident. The drain is close to the near side the carriageway, just in the line that cyclists will ride. This is dangerous for cyclists. If the slots were to go the other way, this would not be an issue for cyclists. This is the same principle as a cattle grid - you wouldn't have them with the grids running the in the other direction. Many thanks

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 21:25, Monday 27 May 2019

  • Thank you for your report.
    We have inspected the defect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy, and the defect does not currently meet the criteria for immediate intervention. This enquiry is now closed, but details of the defect will remain on our system and will continue to be inspected in line with our policy. Further updates will not be given on this enquiry.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:49, Thursday 30 May 2019

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:49, Thursday 30 May 2019

  • Thank you for your report.
    We have inspected the defect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy, and the defect does not currently meet the criteria for immediate intervention. This enquiry is now closed, but details of the defect will remain on our system and will continue to be inspected in line with our policy. Further updates will not be given on this enquiry.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:53, Thursday 30 May 2019

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 12:56, Thursday 30 May 2019

  • I am disappointed with your decision. Do you agree that this is dangerous for cyclists using road bikes with wheels which would slip into this rain cover?

    Posted anonymously at 20:38, Sunday 29 September 2019

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