We are introducing a range of measures to support people getting back to work, school, shopping and leisure as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
£600,000 is being invested in a series of measures to help make journeys easier by bike and on foot. Temporary and permanent changes are being made to Oxfordshire’s cycling infrastructure, footpaths and parts of the road network to encourage more residents to choose active and sustainable forms of travel and to enable social distancing.
Over the next two months the focus will be on:
- New cycle parking in all market towns and Oxford
- Park and ride upgrades, with more room to park bikes
- Freeing up routes for pedestrians only
- Changing signal timings to prioritise people travelling by bike and on foot
- Improved signage and road markings for cycle lanes
- Enhanced maintenance for footpaths and cycle routes
- Relocating bus stops to enable social distancing
- Restricting hours of loading and servicing in key city centre streets
View a detailed list of planned changes below and our current work schedule for cycleways (pdf format, 133Kb).
You can contact us on what is being proposed by using our online form.
Longer-term upgrades to the transport network are planned later this year as part of a £2.3m improvement programme, funded through the government’s active travel fund. This will support a range of schemes identified through a survey of county councillors and engagement with residents; district, town and parish councils; and local special interest groups.
For more information on this see https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/active-travel
Oxfordshire County Council