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Downhill section

Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 19:20, Wednesday 11 May 2022

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Previous report was closed without explanation. This surface is dangerous as cars are overtaking cyclist forced to slow due to uneven road surface. Overtaking manoeuvres are at excessive speed into bend with poor visibility. This has happened twice in two days. The surface has been deteriorated for some time forcing cyclists to take extreme care to avoid the hole at the drain location and long stretch of uneven surface. This is significantly worse after the ‘making good’ of the Swish fibre trench. This is particularly an issue due to the steep downhill incline. The surface may technically meet the inspection standard but considering the incline this does not mean it is safe - especially as cyclists are forced to slow and drivers take chances to overtake rather than being slowed for a moment behind a cyclist. I would also note that the defect depth for road carriageway at 40mm is inconsistent with that for cycle paths at 20mm. Cyclists using the road have the same surface requirements for cycling - however a road carriageway is a more vulnerable environment for cyclists. Why then is it ok for a cyclist on a road carriageway to have to navigate a surface considered unacceptable for a cycle path? Until this is actioned I am seriously considering not cycling on this section of road due to the heightened risk it presents.

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  • Thank you for your report to Buckinghamshire Council, which has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.

    They will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days and if required arrange to resolve the issue.

    IMPORTANT: If you consider this to be dangerous or an emergency, please call us on 0300 131 6000
    Otherwise, by submitting the report online we will deal with it in line with our agreed timescales.

    Regards
    Buckinghamshire Council

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 19:20, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • We have contacted the customer separately regarding this.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:46, Monday 23 May 2022

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