The Plain cycling project
Our comments on Oxfordshire County Council's plans as they stood at Jan 2014 for redesigning The Plain for the benefit of cyclists.
1 February 2014
The proposals amount to little more than the re-alignment of kerbs, adjustment of levels, alteration of surfacing materials and colours, and the application of road paint. Given the ambitious claims that the scheme will achieve a 20% increase in cycling through the roundabout and act as a catalyst for improvements elsewhere it seems doubtful that such modest proposals will be effective. Likewise, it seems doubtful that these proposals will make much progress towards fulfilling Oxford City Council's ambition to make Oxford the premier cycling city in Europe.Read more