Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called out Conservatives on Oxfordshire County Council after they have withdrawn their commitment to submit a bid for the B4044 community path from Eynsham to Botley.
Liberal Democrat MP has consistently backed the campaign for the path to be built in order to boost sustainable transport in the county however the County Council has recently announced it will be left out of their bid to the Government.
As a cycling champion, Layla has shared the outrage of cycling groups in Oxfordshire in light of this decision. Layla who is a vice chair on the Parliamentary group for cycling has been a supporter of the path from the beginning and will be putting pressure on the Council to give their support to the B4044 path.
Commenting Layla said:
“It’s clear here that the Tories on the County Council have let so many residents down with this decision – I’m calling on them to put their money where their mouth is and submit a bid to the Government that includes provisions for the B4044 path”
“I will admit I’m a fair-weather cyclist myself, but I’ve long supported sustainable travel in Oxfordshire, I’ve held debates asked questions and even sit as the Vice-Chair of the APPG on cycling. Oxford has all the potential to be the number one cycling city, but this poor decision is a huge step back.
“Oxford needs safe and direct cycling facilities. My Lib Dem colleagues on the County Council as well as myself in Parliament will be piling on the pressure to get a much-needed U-turn on this clearly ill thought through decision.”