Riverside route cycle project

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

Work to improve the towpath alongside the River Thames in Oxford from Grandpont Nature Reserve to Hinksey Stream have been completed.

Detailed design is currently being undertaken for further work to Willow Walk and the Bulstake Steam Bridge to the west of Oxford. Delivery of these elements remain subject to funding and co-ordination with nearby work on the proposed flood alleviation scheme. This web page will be updated with construction dates once they are confirmed. 

Why are we doing this?

The riverside route to city centre scheme was aimed at  improving off road pedestrian and cycle links between residential areas and Oxford city centre. 
The improvements will help to connect existing and planned future major city centre sites including Westgate, Oxpens and Osney Mead with some of the city’s largest residential areas via an attractive sustainable travel route.

Problems that prevent more cycling and walking will be overcome by providing improved and largely traffic-free connections to Oxford city centre. These proposed improvements were identified through the council’s work on the fourth Local Transport Plan.