Next phase of Manchester’s Oxford Road cycleway begins
Laura Laker August 7 2016
Work starts tomorrow to upgrade cycling infrastructure. However, campaigners say “watered down” plans could put cyclists and pedestrians at risk…
Manchester Oxford Road bus stop bypass (image supplied by TfGM)
New cycle lane being built, but concerns raised about quality…
Work starts tomorrow on the next phase of a major cycle route on Manchester city centre’s Oxford Road.
The first section of the Oxford Road bike lane, part of a £1bn bus priority scheme to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, started in February, and sections of the partially kerb-protected route are now complete. The latest phase will see Oxford Road between Hathersage Road and Booth Street closed to two-way traffic while cycle lanes, including “Dutch-style” bus stop bypasses, pictured above, are built.
However, campaigners have raised concerns plans are being “watered down” with new designs showing a section of cycle lane placed on the outside of parked cars, another disappearing beside a loading bay and a third forcing cyclists to re-join the carriageway potentially obscured by buses.
Work begins to improve Manchester’s Oxford Road for buses and cyclists