Reporting back from Oxford's Shifting Gear Cycle Conference

We have been taking part in #CNConf17 explaining the county council’s work and investment on cycling in Oxfordshire.

We have recently received news of a successful bid for £5million for Botley Road which, as part of a package of measures, will improve priority and safe provision for cyclists along one of the busiest corridors in the city.

We have also given support for the Cyclox Rights and Responsibilities charter  and developed the county’s new cycle and walking design guides. 

Also in recent years we have built a number of major transport schemes which include safer cycling provision. These include:

  • The £12.5m Access to Headington which includes measures to improve cycle comfort, safety and priority such as a stepped cycleway along the Slade being built right now.
  • The overhaul of the junction of Broad Street, Parks Road, Holywell Street and Catte Street so that it now features a ‘junction table’ with roundabout style surfacing similar to Frideswide Square. This scheme was delivered with the city council and Oxford University and has enhanced the cycling environment making it easier for all road users to navigate what is one of the city's most beautiful streets.
  • The Plain as part of the Governments Cycle City Ambition Grant
  • Oxford’s Riverside Route, being delivered as part of the Governments Cycle City Ambition Grant,
  • Frideswide Square with its off-road cycling areas and Cutteslowe and Wolvercote roundabouts with enhanced cycle and pedestrian facilities, they show our commitment to improving the amenability and safety of infrastructure for cyclists.

Our Cabinet member for Environment, County Councillor Yvonne Constance, told those there that the county council firmly believes that continuing to invest in safer environments for cyclists and making better use of our roads is the way to go.