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No wheelchair access on pavement

Reported via desktop in the Obstructions on pavements and roads category anonymously at 15:42, Wednesday 6 July 2022

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 3655476.

There is an adverse camber on the pedestrian footpath at the junction between Old Forge Way and Rectory Lane in Sidcup, circled in Photo 1, on the left-hand side viewing Rectory Lane from Old Forge Way. This camber tends to tip pedestrians using wheelchairs into the highway. The footpath at this point further is obstructed by uneven kerbstones. It is not possible to cross the Rectory Lane onto the broader footpath because the view to the left is obstructed by a fence (Photo 1) and the view to the right is obstructed by foliage in front gardens on the far side of Rectory Lane (Photo 2). Motor vehicles pass this junction at relatively high speeds. It is not possible for wheelchair users to safely use this footpath, and for many wheelchair users to make a long detour to the right on Rectory Lane is search of a safe place to cross.

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  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 10:33, Thursday 7 July 2022

  • The reported issue requires further evidence or investigation, and as such will be monitored by our Highways Technicians.

    A re-inspection has been scheduled for a future date, which will determine if any action will be undertaken.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 17:07, Tuesday 12 July 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:26, Wednesday 3 August 2022

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