Oxfordshire’s new cycling champion is named

Oxfordshire County Council’s new cycling champion has promised to make the case for better facilities for cyclists all over the county.

Councillor Dan Levy said he was delighted to be taking over the role from Cllr Andrew Gant, who has become the council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management.

Cllr Levy said: “Active travel, including cycling, is a key part of Oxfordshire County Council’s plans. We need to make sure it is safe, direct, and attractive, that we have good facilities in the city, in our market towns, and in the spaces in between.

“There is a lot to do to make cycling in Oxfordshire as good as it should be, and I intend to make sure that the county council and other stakeholders get on with delivering the infrastructure we need.”

The Eynsham county councillor has previously served as West Oxfordshire District Council’s cycling champion and, before becoming a councillor, was part of the team at cycling campaign group Cyclox.

One of his roles will be to chair the working group on cycling safety, involving county, city, district and parish councillors, senior council officers and cycling campaign groups. It was set up earlier this year following the deaths of three women cyclists on the county’s roads in the space of three months.

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