Alex Bowden May 26 2017
Following the death of cyclist Claudia Comberti earlier this month, a petition has been launched requesting a ban on private cars and motorbikes in certain parts of Oxford.
Comberti was killed after she was struck by a bus while cycling on Botley Road on May 9. Her death resulted in hundreds of cyclists taking to the streets to call for safer roads in the city.
Comberti was a student at the University of Oxford and a petition has now been launched, calling on it to request improvements that will help protect cyclists.
“The University is the dominant force in this city and gives a huge amount to it. It is in a strong position to ask for changes. And only through material changes can we prevent the loss of yet another life.”
The petition makes four requests:
- No private cars or motorbikes within the area of town bounded by central University and college property
- Clearly marked and wide cycle lanes on all major roads throughout the Oxford area
- Physical barriers, such as kerbs, between cycle and vehicle lanes
- Greater investment and publicity for cycle safety courses
To sign the petition, click here.
At the time of writing, it had attracted over 2,700 signatures.