I often criticise Oxford Council for providing bad cycle lanes, so it’s only fair to highlight a good cycle path, which runs along Donnington Bridge road. It connects with a cycle path along the river and so provides a good route into town. It is also used by schoolchildren cycling to a local school.
A good thing about the cycle path is that it is bi directional so schoolchildren can get to school without crossing the road. It is also not part of the pavement, but separated from the road. You wouldn’t want this on all roads but on this inner city road it works well.
A great advert for cycling – beat the rush hour traffic jam – go by bike!
Interestingly a few days ago, a report came out saying that cycle lanes led to motorists giving cyclists less room – they tend to drive close to the marked lane for the cycle path. This is most prominent on roads with 40 or 50mph speed limits. (link)
Improving cycling is much more than painting a few cyclist signs on the road.
More pictures below.
The link to the river cycle path
A nice way to get to work.