Cyclox

This group is set up to identify issues and problems for cyclists in the Greater Oxford area. Current members are the Cyclox Committee and Cyclox Champions who campaign on local issues in their areas. Other Cyclox members are welcome to join at request.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    2019;
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
    cycling.

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  • Rate my route - software / app ideas anyone?

    Created by GG // 1 thread

    For a long time I have wondered about a crowd-sourced cycleability map.

    In this, people cycle along a link (accepting the first question of how to define the beginning and end of this) then give it a thumbs up or down. After enough people do this, then others can see how popular it is.
    Some people wonder about subjectivity but I think this should be less of a problem with more voters.

    The reason I am asking is because this method could apply to a potential commercial project for a Council which wants to drive around 100km of rural roads and use a panel of 4 experts to grade meaningful segments on a 1 to 7 scale according to their suitability for HGV movements.

    Any views on whether this is already done within an app I am not aware of, or could be it done by anyone as an add-on to something else, or is it something CamCycle could offer as a commercial package (there may well be more than one local authority looking for this sort of thing)

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  • Hollow way cyclane is unsafe for cyclists

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    Wherever there is a traffic island for pedestrians the cycle lane on Holloway narrows to a point where it is dangerous. The less than two foot wide remaining strip of tarmac is strongly canted.and crumbling at the edge. This is so inadequate that less confident cyclists can often be seen cycling along the quite wide pavement.

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  • Barracks Lane

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    There is a walkway between Leafield Road and Barracks Lane chichi could be made into a good cycle cut through by the addition of a dropped kerb.

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  • Green Road Roundabout

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    Cyclists crossing London Road from South to North at the Green Road roundabout are faced with an extremely tight ninety degree turn into a very narrow space because a signpost is blocking the middle of what should be a cycle lane. This sharp turn onto a narrow space is virtually impossible to negotiate without stopping cycling and using your foot to push your bike. It is also very difficult to align the bike to cross the next lane in the extremely narrow space available. it is impossible with a cargo bike.

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  • Massey Close: cyclist dismount and bollards

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    The cut through from Massey Close to Churchill Drive is extremely cyclist unfriendly. As well as the notices telling cyclists to dismount, the metal restrictive posts prevent an average cyclist from cycling through - some hardy regulars can do it. A cyclist with a trailer doesn't stand a chance.

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  • Massey Close: cyclist dismount and bollards

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    The Massey Close exit to Churchill Drive is cyclist unfriendly. Bollards are too narrow for an average cyclist, let alone a cyclist with a trailer. The angle from the bollards to the railings on the other side is very hard for a cyclist to navigate. From the other direction there is a cyclists dismount sign.

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  • Toucan crossing should change lights almost instantaneously

    Created by Alexander Dutton // 1 thread

    The lights should give pedestrians and cyclists priority as soon as the button is pressed to facilitate a smooth journey between Oxford and Kidlington. The toucan crossing is near the Water Eaton lights, but at the times where there might be phasing issues (i.e. rush hour) my observations suggest that the Cutteslowe and Kidlington roundabouts are the bottlenecks.

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