Quickway cycle routes to be implemented in Oxford

Quickway cycle routes, which aim to provide safer and faster cycling paths across some of Oxford’s most congested roads will be implemented from May 2022.

The decision was made by Councillor Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Highways Management, at a meeting today (Thursday 27 January).

Consultations for the quickway cycle routes took place over three months, with around 1,500 members of the public giving their feedback on the proposals. The consultations found that 75 per cent of respondents supported the schemes.

Councillor Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Highways Management said: “This is another step towards our goal to eliminate costly, polluting and dangerous traffic congestion and provide sustainable, reliable and safe alternatives.

“In addition to providing greener routes of travel, the quickway cycle routes will provide faster and more practical routes through Oxford’s historic streets.

“I thank everyone who took part in the discussions and sent in their feedback on the cycle routes. We have heard you and are positive that these schemes will have great impact in terms of air quality, physical activity and environmental benefit.”

Quickway cycle routes provide a continuous route for cyclists with minimal delay, diversions or need to stop, allowing a consistent riding speed of 20mph where possible.

Quickways have been approved for the following key routes consulted on: Marston Road; Cowley Road/Oxford Road; Iffley Road/Henley Avenue/Rose Hill; and Morrell Avenue/Warneford Lane.

For more information about this release contact the Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council communications team on 01865 323870 or email press.office@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Notes to editors:

  • The full report to cabinet for this proposal can be found here


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