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Poor quality shared path

Reported via mobile in the Pavement Defect (uneven surface / cracked paving slab) category by Jeremy keates at 09:29, Tuesday 28 June 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3629633.

The shared path is overgrown with bushes (again) taking up the path. It is already very thin, is a shared path on a steep downward slope, with 40mph+ traffic. Most parts of the 316 have barriers to separate the pavement from this high speed road, yet the most dangerous section of path doesn't.

LTN 1/20 states that a bidirectional cycle lane needs to be at least 3m wide. I doubt it's 3m wide, with bushes and tree stumps it is less and has poor pot marked surface. This is a shared path on a gradient so would need to be significantly wider to meet the basic standard.

This route is a key safe route for children that avoids high traffic areas and links Whitton to Twickenham via the river crane shared pathway.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has been investigated and has now been referred to our contractors. If this defect is confirmed as a safety issue this will be made safe within two hours. If a permanent repair is required, we will aim to carry it out within 28 days. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 14:12, Wednesday 29 June 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. You will be pleased to know that our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. Our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 12:49, Thursday 7 July 2022

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