Science Vale cycling network schemes | Oxfordshire County Council

Science Vale cycling network schemes

Improved routes and facilities for cyclists travelling in the Science Vale area.

About the project

The Science Vale Cycle Network enhancement project is a package of schemes to improve facilities for cyclists travelling between residential areas and the large business parks located in the Science Vale area, mainly Milton Park, Harwell Campus and Culham Science Centre.

The primary aim of the project is to improve routes for cyclists and to make cycling a more attractive choice for journeys to work.

The individual schemes will be part of the overall network for cyclists and pedestrians, who will benefit from better facilities for many journeys – not just those to or from work. More attractive choices for cycling and walking help to create a more attractive area and place to live and work, and if people choose to walk or cycle instead of driving this helps to reduce congestion on roads.

What is being proposed

The individual proposed schemes that make up the project are broadly as follows.

  • Improvements to off-road routes between Wantage and Harwell Campus.
  • Improvements to off-road routes between Steventon and Milton Park.
  • Provision of street lighting along Milton Road (part of the well-used route between Milton Park and Didcot).
  • Improvements to cycle and pedestrian facilities between Milton Road and Didcot station.
  • Investigation of better facilities for cyclists on the A415 between Abingdon and Culham (current gap in provision for cyclists along Causeway section).
  • Investigation of provision of a new off-road route between Culham Science Centre and Abingdon, including a new crossing of the Thames.
  • Investigation of provision of improvements for cyclists and pedestrians between Didcot and Culham via Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden.

Next steps

We are currently in the early stages of feasibility and design for each of these proposed schemes. Many of these proposals will be subject to agreements with landowners, the process for which will begin shortly.

Once agreements are reached and designs have progressed to the point where we are confident the schemes can be delivered, details of each of the schemes will be made available and comments sought.

Last reviewed
27 March 2017
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