Wendlebury Parish Council has a responsibility to ensure the safety of residents by:
- reducing the speed of cars and modifying the behaviour of road users to ensure public safety from “rat running” through the village;
- enabling residents, including school children who use public transport to either Bicester or Oxford, to use the Public Right of Way across the dualled A41 in both directions in a safe manner;
- reduce and manage car parking in and around the Lion Public House on the public highway to prevent illegal parking and the obstruction of private driveways.
There are no footpaths or street lighting in Wendlebury, so remedial measures will need to be both realistic and practical. To help achieve this the Paris Council intends to work with the relevant County Council Officers in the Highways team who have the professional expertise to help jointly achieve the objectives.
The issues (this is not exhaustive) which need to be considered and developed are:
- Reduce the speed through Wendlebury to 20 mph
- Enhance the existing ramps at each end of the village
- Use of speed monitoring signs
- Introduce vehicle deterrent chicanes
- Introduce controlled parking in and around the Lion, with some form of resident’s only parking opposite and to the North and South of the pub.
- Look at ways to provide a safe crossing of the A41. The solution most residents talk about is a footbridge.
- Effective ways of monitoring the changes