Didcot cycle lanes get go ahead

Plans for cycle lanes on both sides of the B4493 Wantage Road have been approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Environment and Economy.

The cycling facilities were put forward and consulted on at the request of the developers of the Great Western Park development to provide a high standard cycle route between the development and Didcot town centre.

The new lanes will be separated from the main carriageway by a kerb, except at junctions and at the zebra crossing. To accommodate the cycle lanes, the verge on the north side of the road will be removed or narrowed.

There will also be, in places, some narrowing of the verge on the south side of the road. In the vicinity of Abingdon Crescent, part of the existing verge on both sides of the road will become cycle track.

Funding for the measures has been provided in part by the developers of Great Western Park in line with their original planning agreement. Further funds will be sought from existing sources which may include the Local Growth Fund allocated to cycle schemes in Science Vale, and S106 developer contributions.