Dan­ger­ous road ig­nored by coun­cil

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

I AM flab­ber­gasted that Bucks County Coun­cil have seen fit this week to re-sur­face part of the stretch of Che­sham Road in Amer­sham be­tween the Boot & Slip­per round­about and Oak­field cor­ner.

At the same time they are ig­nor­ing a hugely dan­ger­ous road the other side of Oak­field Cor­ner – namely Hill Av­enue.

Che­sham Road had hardly any sig­nif­i­cant breaches of the road sur­face, whereas, par­tic­u­larly in the northerly di­rec­tion, the whole of the road sur­face in Hill Av­enue is a treach­er­ous mine­field not only for mo­torists but much more im­por­tantly cy­clists.

There are many such users who com­mute to and from Amer­sham Sta­tion via Hill Av­enue.

Now that the evenings are dark and with the street light­ing be­ing abysmal, cy­cling up Hill Av­enue is a to­tal lot­tery as to whether a large hole in the road sur­face is go­ing to knock a cy­clist off course and into the path of on­com­ing or fol­low­ing ve­hi­cles.

How long do we have to wait for Hill Av­enue to be re-sur­faced? Will it only hap­pen after a cy­clist’s fa­tal­ity fi­nally shames Bucks County Coun­cil into ac­tion?


Oakway Amer­sham

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