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Stepped cycle tracks the best

ACTIVE TRAVEL

Andrew Forster
12 May 2017
A diagram from the cycle design guidance. Walking design guidance has also been prepared
A diagram from the cycle design guidance. Walking design guidance has also been prepared

 

Stepped cycle tracks should be the default provision for cyclists on busy streets, according to design guidance prepared by Oxfordshire County Council.

Presenting the guidance to councillors, Susan Halliwell, Oxfordshire’s director for planning and place, said stepped  cycle tracks (see image) were safer for cyclists than on-road cycle lanes. 

“This style of cycle lane provides cyclists with their own space and helps ensure motor vehicles stay out of the cycle lane by...

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