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Witney active travel route

Proposals in Witney are being funded through OxLEP allocation of £1.4m along with proposals in Bicester.

Following engagement with residents and organisations in January and February 2020, final scheme designs have been agreed and works began in April 2021 and are anticipated to be largely complete by end of June 2021

A full report of the results of the consultation, including elements that have been deferred can be found here (link to be provided)

Summary of works

Summary of works being undertaken

  • Upgrade the signalised crossing at Tower Hill to a toucan crossing to allow people cycling to cross the road.
  • Shared footway/cycleway at Tower Hill and Five Ways Roundabout
  • On-road advisory cycle lane along Corn Street and Langdale Gate
  • Removal of approximately three car parking spaces at 146-152 Corn Street, which is on the north side near the Water Margin restaurant. This will be performed under an experimental traffic regulation order to allow for a 6 month consultation period and further review. All other parking arrangements at Corn Street will remain as they are at present.  
  • Shared footway/cycleway at Witan Way roundabout
  • Minor improvements to Langel Common path and Church Lane
  • Upgrade the signalised crossing at Oxford Hill to a toucan crossing to allow people cycling to cross the road.
  • Minor improvements to the section of Madley Park path between Oxford Hill and Park View Court (not the whole route).
  • 20mph speed limit throughout the route including Corn Street, Church Lane, and Madley Park. 

Programme of works

Works are underway and the progress of works is detailed in the table below:

Timetable of activity
Scheme section Anticipated Start date Anticipated Completion date Status
Witan Way Roundabout 06/04/2021 30/04/2021 Complete
Oxford Hill 10/05/2021 07/06/2021 Complete
Tower Hill 19/04/2021 22/06/2021 Complete
Off-road cycle facility Witan Way to Church Lane and Oxford Hill to Courts Gardens 08/06/2021 14/06/2021 Complete
Off-road facility Courts Gardens to Park View Court 15/06/2021 28/06/2021 Complete
Corn Street (Holloway Road to Market Square) 12/05/2021 25/05/2021 Complete
Corn Street (Five Ways Roundabout to Holloway Rd) 08/06/2021 08/06/2021 Complete
Market Square 09/06/2021 09/06/2021 Complete
Langdale Gate 10/06/2021 10/06/2021 Complete
Woodbank 11/06/2021 11/06/2021 Complete
20mph zones 14/06/2021 14/06/2021
Cycle signs 15/06/2021 15/06/2021 Complete

More information

For further queries please contact us at: ActiveTravelCherwellandWest@Oxfordshire.gov.uk