Riverside route cycle project

Improvements to the towpath from Grandpont Nature Reserve to Hinksey Stream was finished spring 2019

Detailed design of the section of towpath to Willow Walk and the Bulstake Stream Bridge, including replacement foot/cycle bridge structure, to the west of Oxford has now progressed including the instruction of bridge specialists to design and manufacture the bridge. Funding has now been secured for these remaining sections of work and we are progressing towards construction during autumn/winter 2022.  Enabling works, including advanced temporary works to facilitate southern electric cables and plant are currently scheduled for October 2022. This web page will continue to be updated with further progress including construction dates (once confirmed), plans, temporary diversion routes and any other relevant information 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.

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