Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Build a Lower Road Cycle Path Now

Over 400 residents signed Dr Lidia Arciszewska's petition to make Lower Road safer, which she presented to Oxfordshire County Council on Tuesday 23rd March.

The response from the Conservatives was a failure to commit to better cycling provision.

Help us send a strong message by backing our campaign for a proper off-road cycle path on Lower Road.

Lower Road is a narrow, winding, unclassified country road, which runs from the A4095 junction east of Long Hanborough to the Eynsham roundabout on the A40.

In recent years, it has become a busy traffic corridor due to massive growth in population and intensified business and commerce activities.

The imminent expansion of Eynsham, Hanborough Rail Station and the new Salt Cross Garden Village will make matters much worse!

WODC cycling champion, Cllr Dan Levy, of Eynsham, says "We must have safe and direct cycle routes from Hanborough to Eynsham, and to Witney and Bladon, so that anyone who wants to, can get out of their cars. I am a confident cyclist, and use Lower Road, but I find it very scary. How can we encourage people to cycle with roads like that?".

A new cycle path would have many benefits for the local community. It would allow kids from Hanborough to get to Eynsham secondary school safely, residents of Eynsham to get to Hanborough Train Station, and it would give those who live in North Leigh, Freeland and Hanborough the option to commute to work by bicycle. 

We are calling for Oxfordshire County Council to commit to a proper off-road cycle path. They must secure the land, and allocate the funds. This has to be done quickly and properly, before work on the Salt Cross housing development begins.

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