Help create walking and cycling routes in Witney and Ducklington

People in west Oxfordshire are being asked to help identify where improvements are required in Witney and Ducklington to make cycling and walking safer and more accessible as part of a consultation run by Oxfordshire County Council.

Councillor Duncan Enright, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy, said: “Witney is a lovely town and not too big to get around on foot or by bike or mobility scooter, but we know the footpaths and cycle lanes leave a lot to be desired, particularly after a decade of cuts in road budgets. However, we are collecting ideas to make a new strategy to correct the situation.”

The council is creating a plan for Witney and Ducklington, including routes into the surrounding areas, which will outline how walking and cycling can become safer and more accessible, including for those who use mobility scooters, pushchairs, or wheelchairs. The plan will help to reduce congestion, improve personal health, improve air quality and fight climate change, making Witney and Ducklington more pleasant places to live, work and visit.

Input from the local community is vital in identifying where infrastructure improvements can be made, such as more lighting, dropped kerbs, lower speed limits, better crossings, cycle lanes, cycle parking, and benches.

To take part in the consultation visit the Let’s Talk Oxfordshire web page before the closing date of 31 January 2022.

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