WITNEY ACTIVE TRAVEL SCHEME
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‘We welcome your views on a major cycle scheme for Witney.
Residents of Witney are being asked to offer their views on a major new cycle scheme to help make the town a safer place to cycle and walk, to cut vehicle journeys and offer cleaner air.
Oxfordshire County Council has funding from government and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) to help people make more journeys in the town by bike or on foot. We call this active travel and we have involved local people and groups to help us to develop the proposed changes.
Government launched the active travel fund in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund is designed to support economic recovery and enable people to travel safely whilst maintaining social distancing. However, the long term ambition is for walking and cycling to become the norm for short journeys, or as part of a longer journey, with places that are designed first and foremost for people on foot or bicycle. This has led Oxfordshire County Council to further develop and expand the Oxfordshire active travel programme.
The Witney active travel scheme will deliver sustainable cycle routes across central Witney and join-up with further future improvements to walking and cycling in western Witney. It will provide a continuous east-west route across the whole town, making it easier for people to travel by bike or on foot.’