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No warning signs for traffic where public footpath crosses dual carriageway Tingewick bypasd

Reported via Android in the Sign problem category anonymously at 15:36, Friday 26 May 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4600509.

A footpath crosses the A421 Tingewick bypass between Tingewick and Finmere just west of west well farm. Pedestrians crossing at this point descend the embankments are walk (or run) across the dual carriageway and ascend the embankment on the far side.

Should there be signs warning approaching drivers of pedestrians in the road? The bypass is high speed , it is a 70mph limit and some vehicles go much faster e.g. one biker caught at 157mph.

Crossing with the risk of high speed traffic is dangerous especially for vulnerable pedestrians e.g. elderly, dogs, children etc.

There is a tunnel under the bypass at finmere and a bridge over the bypass at wood lane Tingewick which is 0.5 miles away.

From a safety perspective it would be helpful there were signs at this crossing for pedestrians informing them of safe crossing points, ie on the north side inform pedestrians that they can cross using the finmere underpass and on the south side inform pedestrians that they can cross using the wood lane bridge. I've spoken to walkers locally who informed me that they crossed this dual carriageway and were unaware that those safer crossing sites exist. Informative signage at this dangerous crossing could mean pedestrians do not cross the dual carriageway unnecessarily.

In summary: 1. Should there be signage warning traffic of pedestrians in the road? 2. Could there be signage informing pedestrians of safer crossing points just before they would move to cross the road?

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate, they will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days and if required arrange to resolve the issue.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:36, Friday 26 May 2023

  • An order has been raised to repair the defect reported, this will be a permanent repair to be carried out within the next 16 weeks. To ensure the highway network remains as safe as possible we will be carrying out temporary repairs on dangerous issues to make them safe, please be assured we will revisit these temporary repairs and make them permanent at a later date, we will also continue to carry out our regular Highways Safety Inspection Policy and should we find any issues we will apply the same rule a temporary repair until such time as we can make it permanent.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:46, Friday 2 June 2023

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