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.

Funding

Approximately £580,000 of developer funding has been negotiated from the University of Oxford

Objectives

  • 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.

Preliminary design of the scheme is due to be completed by early 2017. The project team has recently met with the numerous affected colleges and frontagers to the site and their specific requirements will be considered for incorporating into the design where appropriate.

A formal consultation on the revisions to Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s) that are required will be undertaken during first quarter of 2017. At present, the intended construction is due to commence spring 2018.

Last reviewed
14 December 2016
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