Second consultation on cycling and walking plan for Banbury underway

25/01/2023

It includes ideas for cycleways, pedestrian crossings and other ways to encourage cycling and walking safely and conveniently

We’re being asked for our views on the latest plans to encourage cycling and walking in and around Banbury.   A number of ideas were shared during a consultation last May.   A second consultation has now begun, with revisions based on feedback from the first exercise.

The Banbury Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will set out how to improve the town’s active travel network over the next 10 years.

It includes ideas for infrastructure such as cycleways and pedestrian crossings and where they should be implemented, or improved, so we can cycle and walk safely and conveniently.

Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management, said: “We are grateful to the people who took part in our consultation in May, and we would urge them – and others – to get involved again to see the plans in full, including more details about the proposed walking routes.

“Our aim is to prioritise active travel, such as cycling and walking, over road capacity for cars. Projects like this Banbury LCWIP show practical ways that we can help people to reduce their reliance on cars for short journeys, and helps the council tackle climate action, improve air quality and create a healthier Oxfordshire.

“The feedback we receive from the public, from businesses and other organisations will help us make these proposals a success. We want as many people as possible to take part so we can develop a better-connected active travel network.”

Full details are available on the online consultation pages, including maps of suggested routes within Banbury and connections to neighbouring villages.

A drop-in session has also been arranged at Banbury Town Hall on Wednesday February 1, between 11am – 5pm.

If approved, the Banbury plan would be the fourth LCWIP to be developed in Oxfordshire, following on from Oxford, Bicester, and Kidlington.

The consultation closes on February 26.


Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

Reader's opinions
  1. Paula Baker   On   25/01/2023 at 2:12 pm

    A wide path was put in along the Oxford Road from the housing estate to Sainsbury’s, in autumn when the leaves fall it takes away half the path, plus bushes growing don’t get fully trimmed back only to the edge. Most winters muddy for the sake of a 1 day clean up.
    Salt Way would make a great cycle path if tarmac was put down, the new houses being build would benefit being able to walk kids to school.

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