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This barrier is an obstruction on the Thames Path

Reported via desktop in the Other street furniture category anonymously at 07:35, Monday 6 February 2023

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 4206596.

The barrier was illegally cut down in September 2022, but as a result it was much easier for path users to pass through. I maintain the path on behalf of Sustrans so I need to get through with a trailer of tools and with the barrier removed this was much easier. The barrier was reinstated two weeks ago, so again I have to disconnect my trailer from my bike and, with some difficulty, manoeuvre it through. Long-distance cyclists laden with panniers also have to remove the panniers to get through the barrier. The barrier does not stop motorcyclists getting onto the path, because they ride over the bank from the adjoining field - their track shows clearly just along from the barrier. My point is that it is a shame the barrier was reinstated, because it inhibits legitimate use of the path but doesn't stop illegitimate use!

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 08:38, Monday 6 February 2023

  • The report has been inspected by a member of the Highways Team . The inspection concluded that the fault identified within this report does not require further action due to the following:

    The issue does not meet the guidelines for action or repair at the moment.

    We have already fixed this issue.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 09:12, Wednesday 8 February 2023

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