Woodstock Road projects | Oxfordshire County Council

Woodstock Road projects

Work to improve the highway environment including better pedestrian and cycle flows

This project aims to enhance the highway environment near to the old Radcliffe infirmary site, and will provide better pedestrian and cycle flows and manage traffic through the site.

Woodstock Road is an important route and this project provides an opportunity to redefine the area visually and how road users are managed. The proposed measures include widened footways, mandatory cycle lanes, narrow traffic lanes and replacement of a signal controlled pedestrian crossing with two courtesy type crossings. We are also proposing to move the start of the existing 20mph speed limit northwards to reduce vehicle speeds through the site.


A budget of £650,000 is available for the design and delivery of this project with the majority funded by developer contributions from the University of Oxford and the remainder funded through the County Council


  • Improve the safety, comfort and convenience for pedestrians and cyclists arriving and leaving the ROQ site at its accesses on Woodstock Road.
  • Improve the quality of the public realm to reflect changes made under the ROQ development masterplan (helping to deliver cycling and walking improvements).
  • Improve/cater for East -West cycling and walking journeys from Jericho, through the ROQ site, and on to the Science Area off Banbury Road via the redeveloped site of the former Acland Hospital.


Detailed design is due to be completed November 2017 leading to a start of construction late February 2018. These works are being co-ordinated for delivery alongside the Woodstock Road carriageway maintenance scheme to minimise disruptions to all road users with the maintenance works following on from early May 2018

Last reviewed
08 November 2017
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