Various Roads (Bicester) Proposed 20mph Speed Limit & Active Travel Measures

As a result of funding received from the Department for Transports` Active Travel Emergency Fund Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to introduce various measures aimed at creating an environment that is safer for both walking and cycling within Bicester. The proposals have been developed and prioritised in line with DfT criteria, and will aid active and healthy travel, which forms part of the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Council is seeking feedback on these which aim to:

  1. Make walking and cycling safer for all people including for journeys to school,
  2. Make walking and cycling a natural choice for shorter journeys, and
  3. Increase the number of walking and cycling journeys in Bicester

NOTE: further details on the wider Active Travel Scheme can be found here and gives you the opportunity to provide separate feedback to allow us to fully understand the range of activities taking place here and the potential impact changes could have on people’s day to day lives. 

Specifically the proposals being put forward comprise of the following measures:

  • 20mph Speed Limit (in place of the existing 30mph speed limit) on roads within central Bicester leading out to:
    1. London Road – to its junction with Station Approach,
    2. Launton Road – to to its junction with Victoria Road,
    3. Church Street/Kings End – its junction with Queens Avenue, and
    4. B4100 Manorsfield Road – its roundabout junction with Hannover Gardens.
  • Existing crossings to be converted to Toucan crossings (signalised crossing for use by pedestrians & pedal cyclists) located on:
    • Kings End – south of the junction with Kings Avenue/Piggy Lane,
    • Queens Avenue – south of the junction with Kingsclere Road, and
    • Manorsfield Road – north of the junction with Causeway/Market Square
  • Un-segregated shared-used paths located on:
    • Middleton Stoney Road – a) on the south side either side of the path to the Kingsmere development, opposite Villiers Road, and b) on the north side from the western side of Villiers Road eastwards,
    • Kings End – a) on the west side from Middleton Stoney Road northwards, b) on the east side south of Piggy Lane, and c) on the link between Queens Avenue & Kings End (the east/west section),
    • Causeway – on the north side section leading southwards from Manorsfield Road, and
    • Manorsfield Road – a) on the west side from the junction with Casueway northwards, and then b) on the east side from the crossing north & eastwards for approx. 45 metres.

* Additionally, Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders covering parking restrictions on Loddon Close/Villiers Road, and then a Width restriction, Loading/Unloading restrictions and an advisory contraflow cycleway on the Causeway are also being considered as part of the scheme.

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire, via email or in writing (quoting ref: CM.12.6.129) to the address below by 12 February 2021. The Council will consider objections and representations received in response and they may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting later in 2021 (the Forward Plan of decisions meetings can be viewed here). The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.

Timeline

  • Opened
    21 Jan 2021 at 09:00
  • Closed
    12 Feb 2021 at 23:59

Details

Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 0345 3101111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
OXFORD
OX1 1ND

Consultation Topic
  • Leisure & culture
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
Geographical Area
  • Bicester