Sarah Morbey has suggested that now that more people are out walking, particularly along the river, that a one way pedestrian system should be put in place on Henley bridge pavements so that people can keep to the 2m social distance.
Sarah posted “Is it worth considering a one-way pedestrian traffic system over the bridge to give people space to pass without getting squashed by cars?” on the Henley Mutual Aid Covid-19 Facebook group page this week, with many people commenting what a good idea it would be.
Angela P said, “I have a real issue with runners who simply do not stop to let walkers pass by them safely, always expecting the walker to stop and let them keep on running. This is especially annoying on footpaths where it can be quite narrow for passing safely. We dog walkers would appreciate some thoughtfulness.”
Henley Mutual Aid volunteers offered to help with the idea but it was agreed signs would be needed.
County Councillor, Stefan Gawrysiak has put this suggestion to Oxfordshire County Council who are responsible for the highways. He said, “It’s a good suggestion and would need four signs. I’ve been told that the OCC Officers are currently doing a big review of possible measures and traffic regulations in the south of the County that would help whilst there are Covid-19 restrictions in place. There is no decision yet but will advise as soon as I get one.”