Bid for part of £15m pot for junction safety
10:10am Thursday 26th July 2012 in Oxfordshire
TRANSPORT chiefs are bidding for cash from central government to pay for upgrades to some of Oxfordshire’s most dangerous junctions for cyclists.
Oxfordshire County Council will be bidding for cash from a pot of £15m made available by the Department for Transport.
If it were successful the county council would spend the money on junctions where cyclists have been killed or seriously injured.
The county council’s cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose, pictured, said: “We can’t say at this stage which locations or schemes we’ll be putting forward for funding.
“But our officers are going to be looking in detail at all junctions with a significant accident history and those which are known to present particular problems for cyclists.
“As we all know, national funding for road safety schemes is tight at the moment, which means it’s important to take these opportunities when they present themselves.”
A review is currently taking place into which junctions across Oxfordshire the money could be spent on.
This month Oxford City Council gave the go-ahead to a £800,000 scheme to make the city more cycling-friendly.