Marston Cycle Path flooding information

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You may also find the current flag status of the river useful. This page tracks the level of the Isis at Friar's Wharf; Geraint Jones informs me that 15" to 20" above normal there seems to be a good match for a flooded path.

The Environment Agency has an automated level meter at the Southern end of Mesopotamia with two readings available: upstream and downstream. Once calibrated against the flooding of the path these should provide a useful warning mechanism.

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Monday 14 October 2019 18:49 : Samantha Pope (sampopeoxford@gmail.com) from 86.179.208.136 () said:
Around half an hour ago I walked by Ferry Road and it seemed fine.

Monday 14 October 2019 16:31 : Jacqueline Cutting (jacqueline@allegro.myzen.co.uk) from 82.69.26.79 () said:
Hi - Monday 4.30pm: the bottom of Ferry Road is flooded and not passable by foot. Could be by bike but I used the lane by Ivor Terrill's instead. \nThe underpass by Cherwell School is completely flooded.

Thursday 3 October 2019 09:27 : Sam Johansen () from 176.35.13.119 () said:
Just a comment to reiterate how ridiculously treacherous the new loose gravel is (though it seems to be improving). [---] came of his bike at the South Parks Rd end after hitting a drift of loose, resulting in 2 days of hospital visits to put him back together. Take care and lets hope the loose dissipates

Wednesday 18 September 2019 22:00 : Mina Samangooei (minasaman@gmail.com) from 81.110.215.169 () said:
Hi Everyone, \n \nIn addition to the protests at 11am-1pm in town on Friday, XR and Parents for the Future have organised a cycle protest. \n \nCyclists have arranged to meet at different locations in the city. \n \nThe Marston location: \n \nWe will be meeting at New Marston (Croft Road) Recreation Ground at 5:20pm this Friday. We will set off at 5:30pm and head to town via the cycle path, ending at Radcliffe Square by 6pm where we will meet all the other cyclists from around Oxford. We will then encircle the Radcliffe Camera, sing a couple of songs and then cycle around the city centre before going our separate ways. \n \n“For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer. We are striking because we have done our homework and they have not.” Greta Thunberg \n \nCarpe diem \n \nMina

Friday 6 September 2019 11:43 : Cllr Louise Upton (cllrlupton@oxford.gov.uk) from 163.1.251.168 () said:
Just to let you know that the city council is going to repair the surface dressing on the stretch of the Marston Meadows cycle track by University Parks this weekend (predominantly Sunday – weather permitting). \nThey will do all they can to minimise disruption. Access will still be possible along the tracks but may take longer than usual. \nAdditional signage will be placed out to warn cyclists of the loose chippings, which will be swept off the tracks after a few days. \n

Tuesday 30 July 2019 12:26 : Ganesh Sittampalam (ganesh@earth.li) from 82.153.21.1 () said:
Please fill in the Oxfordshire Cycle Survey 2019: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/Cyclesurvey2019/consultationHome - any questions email CycleSurvey2019@Oxfordshire.gov.uk \n \n

Sunday 10 March 2019 16:35 : Nigel () from 85.255.237.129 () said:
Track is completely clear, no flooding.

Sunday 10 March 2019 15:52 : Lucy () from 192.76.8.74 () said:
Saw a towpath flooded sign outside of the Linacre entrance as I cycled up South Parks rd this morning

Wednesday 6 March 2019 19:09 : Peter Hitchens () from 85.255.234.235 () said:
This is by no means the first violent or criminal Incident on the path. But the fact that the attacked had bikes themselves is especially alarming. I gave tended to think that speed was my best defence. In the absence of anything remotely resembling police patrols( I have never seen an officer on the oath in 20 years) what should we do? I don’t want to give up going this way alone after dark, but unless these people are swiftly caught, what is the alternative?

Wednesday 6 March 2019 18:25 : Bill () from 82.69.26.79 () said:
https://news.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/appeal-for-witnesses-following-a-robbery-oxford-361051

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An A-road walks into a bar and asks for a pint. The barman serves him, but he looks really tough and the barman worries that there'll be trouble.

Then a dual carriage way walks in and buys a pint. The barman again notes that he looks tough and says, ‘Look, I don't want any trouble, so could you sit in that corner away from the A-road?’ So the dual carriage way does.

Soon afterwards, in walks a motorway and gets a pint, who looks extremely tough, so the barman makes him sit in another corner away from the other two roads.

A bit later, a really small road walks in and buys a diet coke. The A-road, dual carriage way and motorway all look at him aghast and run out of the pub. The barman grabs the motorway on the way past and asks, ‘Why are you running out? He's a really tiny road.’

The motorway replies, ‘He's no road, he's a cycle path!’

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