Footpath at end of Kings Ride leading onto St John's Road
Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 17:38, Friday 10 September 2021
Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later
The issue is that in removing the barriers to make way for the lady in the ability scooter the footpath is now open ended. There is no barrier to stop cyclists or children on scooters and slow them down before joining the footpath along the road. The barrier previously was a safety feature stopping people on bicycles and scooters from speeding down the footpath. In the 20 years we have lived in this house this hasn't been a problem, until the barrier was removed without consultation. We have previously had problems (involving the police) with young people in motorbikes/mopeds using the footpath and causing a danger to other footpath users (the footpath is not lit). I am raining this safety issue as when I reversed off of my drive today I can very close to running over a small boy on a scooter who was racing his brother down the road, having come out of the footpath. I couldn't see the boy and so had to emergency stop. It would be helpful if an alternative safety barrier (or similar) could be installed to prevent what could have been a serious incident. If we or any of our neighbours had been consulted about the removal of the safety barrier we could have given this advice at the time. I have included the original request from the lady so you can see the timeframe. I understand entirely her issue and do not suggest that the same barrier is used, but an alternative is essential.
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Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:38, Friday 10 September 2021
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