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Quickway cycle route being installed in Oxford tonight


Aug 11, 2022

NEW cycle routes are being installed in Oxford tonight (10) to provide quicker links into the city centre.

The routes, called ‘quickways’, are being installed tonight from Rectory Road to The Plain in east Oxford from 7.30pm until 6am tomorrow (11).

All traffic will be prohibited between these times but some low traffic neighbourhood (LTNs) filters will be opened.

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Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, have advised drivers to consult the street signs.

The quickways, which are designed to provide a direct faster route into the centre and are generally used by more confident cyclists, are part of the council’s Oxfordshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).

Key parts of the plan include ease of cycle flow, design speed of up to 20mph, sharing with traffic, and minimal diversion, delay or need to stop.

The measures people are to expect from quickway routes are:

  • new mandatory segregated cycle lanes marked by either road markings and where feasible orcas and wands
  • new advisory cycle lanes
  • advanced stop lines at junctions and crossings
  • centre line removal
  • removal of some permit holder, shared use and unrestricted parking spaces
  • improved pedestrian crossings and greater connectivity
  • continuous cross overs at some junctions
  • 20mph speed limits

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There are also ‘quietways’ due to be installed which are “signed cycling routes linking key destinations that follow backstreet routes avoiding some of the busier highly roads in the area”.

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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