The new Oxford Parkway Station provides for approximately 800 car park spaces but only 150 cycle spaces.
Previously the number of cycle spaces being planned was just 100, but due to a small success thanks to public pressure through petitions such as this, the number was increased by Chiltern Railways. This figure is still woefully short of what should be provided.
Thousands of people live within easy cycling distance of the new station, and the local Lib Dems believe far better provision should be made to encourage people to cycle to the new station.
Layla Moran said: “We also need to look at the cycling networks in and around Oxford which is fragmented, poorly constructed and above all dangerous.
“We need a system that is well maintained and puts cyclist’s safety at the heart of the design, only then can we encourage the kind of take up that will drive down traffic congestion and increase the health and wellbeing of the local community.”
The Liberal Democrats want to see more provision for cyclists at the station itself and dedicated, good quality cycle routes there from Kidlington, Oxford, Gosford, Yarnton and Begbroke.
Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Layla Moran, and the local Lib Dems have started a petition calling on Chiltern Railways, Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to increase the provisions for cyclists at the new Oxford Parkway Station and for dedicated good quality cycle routes to the station from Kidlington, Oxford, Gosford, Yarnton and Begbroke.
This petition is now closed. Many thanks for your support.