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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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Cycle parking at the Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford

Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway sign on NCN route 51, Oxford

Something strange has happened to these cycle stands

Overflow cycle parking opposite Keble College

Overflow parking by the new Physics building, Oxford

Segregated cycleway past the new Physics building, Oxford

No Cycles Whether Ridden or Pushed at this entrance to the Parks, Oxford

Cycle route to the Parks, Oxford

Cycle parking at a college that didn't exist when I was a student in Oxford

Bus/cycle lane transitioning back to cycle lane

No cycling on the footway

Crossing on the Marston-Jericho cycle route, Oxford

Route sign and rather odd End of Cycle Route sign

Cycle lane transitioning to bus/cycle lame

Summertown Cycles, Oxford

Cycle parking at the Co-op, Summertown

No Entry Except Cycles, Summertown

Cycle parking at the M&S Food Hall, Summertown

Service roads and crossing, Summertown, Oxford

Cycle parking in Summertown

Closure except to buses, bikes and taxis on Oxford's High St

There seems to be more cycle parking here.

Much improved closure on New College Lane, Oxford

Lots of cycle parking at the graduate building of New College, Oxford

New residential development in New College with sheltered cycle parking on both sides.

In my student days there were rows of wheelbender bike stands on both sides of the college entry.

There seems to be more cycle parking here.

The traffic lights have been removed and a conceptual roundabout surface added.

Cyclists Dismount sign at the start of this footpath near the Oxford Canal

Cyclists Dismount sign on this footpath near the Oxford Canal

Footpath between Oxford station and the Oxford Canal

Paved footpath towards Oxford station

The Cyclists Dismount sign is quite a way down this footpath.

Cycle parking around the corner from the Said Business School, Oxford

Crazy not to provide a dropped kerb on this new link to Oxford station

Junction of cycle routes north of Oxford station

Cycle parking and new route to Oxford station

Charging station for Oxonbike electric bike-sharing scheme

New route north from Oxford station

NCN route 5 blocked by cycle stands added by the Westgate development.

Access to track blocked by articulated truck.

Keble Road cycle access in use by motorcycle

Keble Road cycle gate being used by motorcycle

Keble Road cycle access in use by motorcycle

Cycle access to Keble Road blocked by pickup truck.

Thames towpath on a sunny day.

NCN route 5 blocked by a luton van

NCN route 5 blocked by a luton van

NCN route 5 blocked by luton van.

Oxford Event Hire truck blocking cycle gate access to Keble Road

A long lead up and sharp bend mean this was very hard to get a cargo bike round. It requires hefty wiggling. Ok for normal bikes but beware if you have a tandem, Tagalong or cargo.

Entrance to segregated cycleway on NCN route 51 blocked by parked taxi.

Segregated cycleway blocked by parked cars on NCN route 51.

Lift at Oxford station - adequate for two normal bikes

Photo of the Radcliffe Camera with the shadow of St Mary’s the university church and bikes parked all the way around the railings.

Pony little bike hire sturdy bike but the lights didn’t work on the one I just rode.

Cycle parking, Oxford

Route sign for NCN route 5 and local route 9

Notice about parking for users of the new Sackler Library

Limited parking at the new Sackler Library, Oxford - but see next photo for alternative provision.

Route sign, NCN route 5, Oxford

Dockless rental bike with rubber drive belt

Shared-use paths and crossings at the A40/A44 interchange, Oxford

Shared-use paths and crossings at the A40/A44 interchange, Oxford

Clever gadget on the cycle bridge to Oxford station

Cyclenation conference 2017, held in Oxford

Oxford seems to have more stylish bike-sharing rides than Cambridge.

Wide but bumpy cycleway connection to a very slow set of staggered crossings of the ring road

Basic but workable cycle bypass of a traffic-calming chicane

Phase one of Access to Headington complete. Narrow on road lane replaced with shared footway. https://t.co/6BqtOy7yfp

In front of Oxford's Visitor Information Centre you'll find a pickup hub for Donkey bikes. These are rental bikes you can book on www.donkey.bike, Donkey Republic's self-service, 24/7 bike rental.

In front of Oxford's Museum of Natural History you'll find a pickup hub for Donkey bikes. These are rental bikes you can book on www.donkey.bike, Donkey Republic's self-service, 24/7 bike rental.

At 17a St Giles you'll find a pickup hub for Donkey bikes. These are rental bikes you can book on www.donkey.bike, Donkey Republic's self-service, 24/7 bike rental.

In front of Eastgate Hotel by High Street, you can find a pickup hub for Donkey bikes. These are rental bikes you can book on www.donkey.bike, Donkey Republic's self-service, 24/7 bike rental.

White-on-Red enforcement sign for the traffic order in #80694 which prohibits cycling westwards past the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment. Also shows the advisory blue sign that was put up before the traffic order was made.

White-on-Red enforcement sign for the traffic order in #80694 which prohibits cycling westwards past the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment.

Temporary Prohibition of Cycling Cycling is prohibited westwards past the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment. This closure is until 15th May 2016, but "will be extended by a Temporary Traffic Order", presumably until the works are co ... [more]

Some sort of sorcery going on here, this just can't be done. https://t.co/E4rP6NW2r1 http://t.co/3WQ7RoNgJJ

No Cycles sign, next to the hotel's own advertising bike...

Awful photo, but it shows that advanced green lights for cycles have spread from Cambridge to Oxford.

I suppose the students will have left Oxford but it's still pretty poor that a Christmas market can cause cycle parking to be removed.

Cycle parking at an Oxford Park & Ride

Not enough cycle parking at this Oxford Park & Ride

Marston cyclepath heading East from bridge over Cherwell, showing hazardous "cyclists dismount" advisory sign.

Oxford Marston cyclepath entry from Marston, sowing cycle barriers that force a dangerously slow and oblique approach to the cattle grid. No sign advising pedestrians to use the gated path.

Marston path Cyclepath cattle grid closeup, showing good pedestrian route to left. Do you think "cyclists dismount" is the correct advisory sign here?

Oxford's Marston meadows' cycle path. The cattle grid is accompanied by a pedestrian gate, but for some reason, instead of a sign advising pedestrians to use the path, rather than the cattle grid, there's one suggesting the opposite! If the ... [more]

This "Cycle Land Closed; cyclists merging from the Left" temporary road sign is much better than the often used "Cyclists Dismount", although the text could do with being bigger.

University Parks, No Cycles whether ridden or not

University Parks: No cycles - Whether ridden or not

Rising bollards on Turl St, Oxford

River Thames path NCN5 turns left

Cycle path next to Southern By-Pass Road at Abingdon Road

Cycle parking outside 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford Location: Oxford (England, United Kingdom) Oxford Playhouse began here, 1923-1938, in the former Big Game Museum built in 1906 (This building is sometimes referred to as the Red Barn)

Reg Taylor Cycles Location: Oxford (England, United Kingdom) Bike shop at 285 Iffley Road, Donnington, Oxford Oxford Open Guide: http://oxford.openguides.org/wiki/?Reg_Taylor_Cycles

First Great Western asks cyclists to be on the platform ten minutes before departure time - which makes some sense in the case of High Speed Trains originating here, but none for the vast majority of services - trains from elsewhere calling ... [more]

Route to Oxford station narrowed by building work

Route to Oxford station narrowed by building work

Route to Oxford station narrowed by building work

Signed path to Oxford station to the left; shorter (but slightly awkward) route straight ahead

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