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Cycling in Oxford

Oxford has the second highest level of cycling in the UK after Cambridge, with 21,000 cyclists riding in to or out of Oxford city centre each day.

The main group campaigning for cycling in the area is Cyclox.

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Interesting repainting of give way markings in Oxford, reinforcing pedestrian priority in the revised Highway Code. https://t.co/FDCqsRqUtM

What a difference a protected #cyclepath makes - we love our #wands! Now everyone can #cycle safely #WarnefordLane #EastOxford #activetravel https://t.co/odzoTWc6ir

An article from 1996 about the introduction of cycle rickshaw taxis in Oxford.

An article from 1996 about the introduction of cycle rickshaw taxis in Oxford.

Brompton bike rental station at Oxford station (and a few extra bike stands).

Despite the sign, the cycle lane does seem to continue under the railway bridge (inbound only).

Not much room for cycling on this bridge west of Oxford station

On-street cycle parking, and a few stands at the pub

On-street cycle parking, Oxford

On-street cycle parking, Oxford

Creative use of a small space for cycle parking - every bit helps.

Cyclist on the Thames towpath route, and traffic lights for temporary one-way boat traffic past a building site!

Barriers where cyclists have to dismount to cross the lock

Pedestrian/cycle bridge on the towpath route, Oxford

Cycle parking and the start of the towpath route by the Thames

Cycle parking by the Thames, Oxford

Cycle parking by the Thames in Oxford - and beyond it, traffic lights for temporary one-way boat traffic past a building site!

Not much room for cycling on this bridge west of Oxford station

Give Way to Cyclist [singular?] on a narrow bridge, Oxford

No room for an outbound cycle lane under the railway by Oxford station

Cycleway (not shared-use, it seems) south from Oxford station

Crossing to the cycle/foot bridge to Oxford station

E-scooter pen near Oxford station

The Thames towpath passing beneath the former Gasworks railway bridge, now a cycle bridge

The Thames towpath passing under the railway

Cycle lanes on Oxford's inner relief road

E-scooter pen and cycle parking near Oxford station

Extensive open-air cycle parking at Oxford station - probably safer than a covered CyclePoint...

Extensive open-air cycle parking at Oxford station - probably safer than a covered CyclePoint...

Ready to go from 28 Feb 2022 - Britain's first Zero Emissions Zone, in a small area of central Oxford. Hopefully the other signs restricting cycle use will have been removed.

Ready to go from 28 Feb 2022 - Britain's first Zero Emissions Zone, in a small area of central Oxford.

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone or ZEZ has begun in Oxford city centre this morning. Only electric vehicles or those exempt can enter free of charge 7am - 7pm seven days a week https://t.co/p2lGwib25e

This unusual new road layout has a clearly marked cycleway crossing the access to a service/parking road on Headley Lane, Oxford

Cycleway along Headley Way, Oxford

Old and new cycle stands at Waitrose, Headington

This unmarked shed appears to be a cycle shelter at the Manor Hospital, Oxford

A few wheelbenders at the front of the Manor Hospital, Oxford

Cycleway from the Manor Hospital to London Rd, Headington

Cycleway around the rear of the Manor Hospital, Oxford

Proper staff cycle parking needed at the rear of the Manor Hospital, Oxford

Route sign on the NE Oxford cycle route

Toucan crossing on Headley Way, Oxford

Route sign on the road north from Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Link from Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Cycleable section of Cuckoo Lane, Headington, towards central Oxford

Start of cycleable section of Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Cycle symbol on route to Cuckoo Lane, Headington

One-way cycleways on either side of Headley Way, Oxford

One-way cycleways on either side of Headley Way, Oxford

One-way cycleways on either side of Headley Way, Oxford

One-way cycleways on either side of Headley Way, Oxford

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane, Headington

The NE Oxford route into the John Radcliffe Hospital

The route to the right seems to become a footpath before it reached Cuckoo Lane

Route signs on the NE Oxford route to the John Radcliffe Hospital

No Cycling (and no dropped kerb) on Cuckoo Lane, Headington

No Cycling on Cuckoo Lane, Headington

No cycling on Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Footpath link from Cuckoo Lane, Headington, Oxford

This path seems to become a cycleway once it's safely inside the John Radcliffe Hospital grounds.

Route sign on the NE Oxford route to the John Radcliffe Hospital

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane in Headington

No Cycling on Cuckoo Lane, Headington

The wooden planter that got set alight last night is now festooned with signs and posters of support. https://t.co/SPCFrX2gUf

Modal filter on Meadow Lane, looking north. Two bollards

Modal filter on Meadow Lane, looking north. Two bollards (one removable)

Modal filter on Meadow Lane, looking north. Four bollards (one removable).

Cycle parking and modal filter, Oxford

Modal filter, Oxford

Closure to motor vehicles to allow social distancing

Closure to motor vehicles to allow social distancing

Lots of double-deck cycle parking on Mickie Lane, Oxford (through Keble College's Acland site)

Mickie Lane, Oxford (through Keble College's Acland site)

Mickie Lane, Oxford (through Keble College's Acland site)

Exit from the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Cycle parking on the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Exit from the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, with cycle parking at the health centre

Entrance to the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, with cycle parking at the health centre

Roundabout and sign for NCN route 5, Oxford

The cycle route signs refer to the north-south route behind the camera; the Residents Only sign refers to St Bernard's Road to the east, where a local campaign has put up lots of signs calling for traffic calming and a 20mph limit.

Traffic calming and Walton Street Cycles shop, Oxford

Ramp to cycle route along the Oxford Canal

Bikes parked at the entry to Port Meadow, Oxford

Bridleway (left) and track across Port Meadow, Oxford

Link from Walton Well Road to the rear of Oxford station - this is the only reference to the gates being closed at night.

Link from Walton Well Road to the rear of Oxford station

Link from the rear of Oxford station to Walton Well Road

Link from Walton Well Road to the rear of Oxford station

Link from Walton Well Road to the rear of Oxford station

Link from the rear of Oxford station to Walton Well Road

Bridge to the route along the Thames north from Oxford

Link to the route along the Thames north from Oxford

I've no idea what this sign refers to - the cycle route certainly continues along the Botley Road.

Link to Cowley Road, Oxford

Bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Access to the bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Bike shed at Oxford YHA hostel

Oxwash bikes - a sustainable laundry service, coming soon to Cambridge

Walton Street, Oxford, is now closed to motor vehicles at Beaumont St

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