Riverside cycle route project | Oxfordshire County Council

Riverside cycle route project

Project to develop off-road quieter cycle routes to provide alternatives to the main road network.

Why are we doing this?

The 'Riverside route to city centre' scheme aims to improve pedestrian and cycle links between existing residential areas and the city centre and Oxford station.

It will connect major city centre sites including Westgate, Oxpens and Osney Mead with some of the city’s largest residential areas.

Problems that prevent more cycling and walking will be overcome by providing new and improved largely traffic-free connections to and through Oxford city centre. The current cycle network does not serve this growing area adequately as there is limited traffic free provision for less confident cyclists.

These proposed improvements were identified through the council’s work on the fourth Local Transport Plan.


We have been awarded £3.3m from the Department of Transport following a successful bid for funding.

The project proposals and budget been split into three elements:

  • Oxpens Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge £2m
  • Thames Towpath improvement £500,000
  • West Oxford Route improvement £800,000

More information will be available once work begins on each element of the project

Last reviewed
15 December 2016
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