Harwell cyclists set to benefit from road schemes

Cycle improvements are to take place in Harwell

Cycle improvements are to take place in Harwell

First published in News

OXFORDSHIRE County Council is planning to make cycle improvements between the two halves of Harwell parish.

It will see a series of measures created on the A417, the Winnaway bridleway and the A4185.

The council hopes that the scheme will benefit both cyclists using the road for commuting or for leisure.

To help cyclists crossing the A417, and reduce traffic speeds in the area, a new mini-roundabout at its junction with the B4493 will be created while new paths and street lighting will be put in.

Pedestrian and cyclist islands will also be installed at this location.

Meanwhile the existing path along the Winnaway bridleway will be widened and resurfaced and a new signalised crossing will be installed on the A4185.

Existing footways on the A417 and A4185 will be converted to cycle tracks under Sections 65(1) and 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980.

This project was initiated by Harwell Oxford Joint Venture following a successful bid to the Local Enterprise Partnership Growing Places Fund.

A consultation has been launched on the scheme which will run until March 10. To comment visit myconsultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk

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5:33pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Richard of Wantage says...

A long time coming but a welcomed improvement. Now what helping the cyclists from Wantage going to Milton Park.
A long time coming but a welcomed improvement. Now what helping the cyclists from Wantage going to Milton Park. Richard of Wantage
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11:44am Fri 14 Feb 14

icba1957 says...

Why spend all this money to benefit two cyclists?

"The council hopes that the scheme will benefit both cyclists using the road for commuting or for leisure."

Time for some English lessons for cub reporters, methinks!
Why spend all this money to benefit two cyclists? "The council hopes that the scheme will benefit both cyclists using the road for commuting or for leisure." Time for some English lessons for cub reporters, methinks! icba1957
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Neonlights says...

"a new signalised crossing will be installed on the A4185"

Oh great! - not.

Another signalised crossing that'll get misued just lke the one a bit further down the road then.

Meanwhile the motorists that use this road will be held up even longer by the 2 wheeled menace brigade.
"a new signalised crossing will be installed on the A4185" Oh great! - not. Another signalised crossing that'll get misued just lke the one a bit further down the road then. Meanwhile the motorists that use this road will be held up even longer by the 2 wheeled menace brigade. Neonlights
  • Score: 0

6:37pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Richard of Wantage says...

Neonlights wrote:
"a new signalised crossing will be installed on the A4185"

Oh great! - not.

Another signalised crossing that'll get misued just lke the one a bit further down the road then.

Meanwhile the motorists that use this road will be held up even longer by the 2 wheeled menace brigade.
The article is incorrect, there isn't a new crossing. The cycle path on the A4185 will be extend up to the existing Toucan Crossing without needing a new signalised crossing on the A4185.
[quote][p][bold]Neonlights[/bold] wrote: "a new signalised crossing will be installed on the A4185" Oh great! - not. Another signalised crossing that'll get misued just lke the one a bit further down the road then. Meanwhile the motorists that use this road will be held up even longer by the 2 wheeled menace brigade.[/p][/quote]The article is incorrect, there isn't a new crossing. The cycle path on the A4185 will be extend up to the existing Toucan Crossing without needing a new signalised crossing on the A4185. Richard of Wantage
  • Score: 4

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