By Jack Vaughan
‘Cycle-friendly cities are not exempt from crashes’ warned The Times in an article published in August. In an analysis of the most dangerous commuter routes for cyclists in Britain earlier this year, Oxford (alongside Cambridge) enjoyed the unenviable position of topping the list.
After the initial UK lockdown in late-March, cycling continues to surge in popularity and is playing an increasingly important role in the national response to COVID-19.
As we all navigate Oxford’s very congested streets during rush hour and experience these frustrations, we feel there is an opportunity for everyone to be more considerate of each other. This initiative is designed to remind cyclists of their right to be on the road, as well as their responsibilities.
Created by Oxford resident and Director of Transport Paradise, Richard Mann, the Oxford Cycle Map is extremely useful for getting around. The map details main cycle routes, areas where you are required to dismount, road surfaces, as well as marking out routes that are generally busy and quiet. Cycle barriers, local bike shops and and