Travelling by foot or bicycle has many benefits to our health and the environment, but the volume of vehicles on our roads, and the improvements still needed to the cycle network deters many people from cycling or walking. It was clear in the first Covid-19 lockdown that when there is less traffic on the roads, more people start cycling and walking.
The Connecting Oxford plans are designed to remove as many barriers as possible to cycling and walking by coordinating different activities and providing a walking and cycling network that is continuous and high-quality.
This could mean cycle lanes that are wider and more clearly separated from the road and located in parts of Oxford which are less well served by cycle lanes at present.
This map shows the proposed, much more developed cycling and walking network for Oxford in 2050 and Connecting Oxford will allow work to start on some of the routes now.