Winnaway Cycle Improvement Project

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to install a series of measures on the A417, Winnaway and A4185, to improve safety and access for walkers, cyclists and equestrians between the two halves of Harwell Parish. This project will benefit commuters and leisure users with greater access to local amenities for sustainable modes of transport. Please see the Location Plan. This project was initiated by Harwell Oxford Joint Venture, following a successful bid to the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund, and will be delivered through Oxfordshire County Council.

The project has been split into three sections with corresponding scheme drawings.

  • A417 Junctions
    The proposals aim to assist crossing the A417 and reduce traffic speeds in the vicinity. Works will include: Pedestrian/Cyclist refuge islands, a new mini roundabout at the junction between the A417 and B4493 with a build-out for deflection, widening and conversion of existing paths to shared use, an enhanced gateway treatment and a 30mph vehicle activated sign. The proposals may also require illumination with new street lighting.
  • Winnaway Bridleway
    The proposals aim to formalise this route for use by cyclists and equestrians by dedication as a Bridleway. (The route is currently a Public Footpath, but has historically been used by cyclists and equestrians.) We would like to widen and resurface the existing path to provide a better facility for cyclists and walkers. It is expected that equestrians will use the grass verges or the stone track, as they prefer a softer surface.
  • A4185 Shared-Use Path
    The proposals aim to assist crossing the A4185 by providing a link to the signalised crossing. The works will include a new shared-use path between the Winnaway and the existing Toucan Crossing/Sustrans Route 544.

Any comments should be made by Thursday 13th March 2014 (extended deadline). If you wish to object to the proposed scheme please state clearly the reason for your objection.

Existing footways on the A417 and A4185 will be converted to cycle tracks under Sections 65(1) and 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980.

Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 this Council is obliged to make any representations received in response to this consultation open to public inspection.

This consultation has now closed and feedback is available.


  • Opened
    10 Feb 2014 at 00:00
  • Closed
    13 Mar 2014 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    05 Jun 2014

Summary of Results



Contact Name Lydia Dunsdon
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 01865 815287

Consultation Topic
  • Roads & transport
Geographical Area
  • Didcot