Science Vale Cycle Network progress boosts #activetravel
People who want to get out and about on two wheels are seeing their options increase thanks to the county council’s investment in Active Travel and progress being made on the Science Vale Cycle Network.
Oxfordshire County Council has spent the last few years planning and building a network of routes that cater for active travel and now work is well underway on one of the main pieces of the jigsaw – known as Route One.
This route, which will run from Wantage to Harwell Campus, will see nearly 5km of improvements when completed and is designed with cyclists, walkers and horse riders in mind.
The ultimate goal is to develop a 31 mile collection of paths which will provide easier connectivity between three main employment centres at Harwell Campus, Milton Park and Culham Science Centre and key urban centres of Didcot, Abingdon and Wantage.
The latest active travel piece of the network to open is at Peep-O-Day Lane (Route 3) which now provides a good surface for cycling and walking and features glow in the dark markers to help keep people on track at night.
County Councillor Liam Walker, Cabinet member for Highways Operation and Delivery, said:
“The newly opened route at Peep-O-Day Lane looks really good and there’s never been a better time to get out and about and give it a try.
“The Science Vale Cycle Network is a clear demonstration of the county council’s long-term vision for active travel in Oxfordshire. By linking communities with places of employment there’s real potential for strong growth in sustainable transport in this area.”