Cycling to Oxford

The City relaid the path on the south side of the river a couple of years ago, so it’s now a good route into the city (and to south/east Oxford). There are some minor improvements that could be made, and the path on the north side of the river could also be improved. The route on the south side would be substantially improved if the Environment Agency could be persuaded to allow cycling through the lock area.

Osney Lock: negotiate cycle access – probably requires a fixed fence, and possibly moving the lock-keepers hut

Tarmac the short stretch of path on the approach to the Old Gasworks Bridge

Create a new ramp down from the old gasworks bridge to link to the riverside path. If this is not possible in the short term, then it would be helpful to move the cycle barrier on Mill Stream Walk to just north of the first passage to Dale Close, and remove the barrier in that passage.

Dropped kerb to Trinity Street. In the longer term, the aim would be to continue along the river to the far end of Friar’s Wharf, joining with the route from south Oxford, and make a more direct link from Friar’s Wharf to Littlegate Street.

Gibbs Crescent – dropped kerb to allow cyclists direct access to riverside path

Gibbs Crescent – dropped kerb to allow cyclists direct access to riverside path

Gibbs Crescent – improve surface and route through gate

Riverside path – relay surface