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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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New College Lane/Queen's Lane closure, Oxford

Cycle parking outside St Edmund Hall, Oxford

The High, Oxford, closed except to buses, bikes and taxis from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

Cut-through from Radcliffe Square to the High, Oxford.

Improvised cycle parking around the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Broad Street, Oxford - could you ever provide enough cycle parking here?

Cycle route signage opposite the KA, Oxford.

Cycle route signage opposite the KA, Oxford.

How wide does a white line have to be before drivers stop abusing it?

Somerville College, Oxford - cycle parking and scaffolding co-existing.

Walton Street Cycles, Oxford, and traffic calming (one vehicle at a time) - cycle bypass partially blocked by a car to the right.

Traffic calming (one vehicle at a time) on Walton Street, Oxford - cycle bypass partially blocked by a car to the left.

Junction of Bevington Road and Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Junction to and (to the right) from Norham Gardens, Oxford.

Norham Gardens, Oxford, approaching the Parks Road junction.

Parks Road, Oxford approaching the Norham Gardens junction.

Road closure (with cycle parking) and cycle link from Keble Road to St Giles, Oxford.

Start of cut-through to the Lamb and Flag pub, Oxford.

Pedestrian crossing from the university museum to Museum Road, Oxford.

Crossing to Museum Road, Oxford

The Oxford University Messenger Service now requires helmet and high-viz tabard!

Oxford University Messenger Service bike

Cycleway past the Museum of Natural History, Oxford

Sign warning pedestrians of cycleway.

Cycle parking at the new Biochemistry Building in Oxford University's science area.

Cycle parking in Oxford University's science area.

Complicated arrangement to keep bikes off the path by the River Cherwell while allowing buggies.

Retro-style finger signs leading pedestrians off the cycleway and into The Parks.

Cattle grid and bridge on cycle route from Marston to Oxford University science area.

Retro-style finger signs for 'cycles only' to the right and 'pedestrians only' to the left, for a short distance.

Entry to cycle route from Oxford University's science area to Marston and Headington.

Start of cycle route from Oxford University's science area to Marston and Headington.

Mansfield College, Oxford - overflow parking provided on the road.

Quite a bit of road space has been taken for cycle parking in Oxford.

Quite a bit of road space has been taken for cycle parking in Oxford.

Secluded parking for SCR members by New College chapel.

New College, Oxford - cycle parking has always been blocked by delivery vans and cars.

New College, Oxford

New College, Oxford - a little bit of new cycle parking has been squeezed in in the last twenty-something years (fine as long as you don't drop your keys down the grid).

Road closure at the east end of Holywell Street, Oxford.

Broad Street, Oxford, closed to motor vehicles - lots of room for bike racks, though more are needed.

Rising bollards on Broad Street, Oxford

No right turn into Oxford's main shopping area (except cycles 6pm-10am only) and Sustrans signage.

No right turn except cycles, taxis and authorised vehicles (I think)

'Careless Cyclist Admits Guilt' - what about the roadworks carelessly blocking the cycle route?

North-south cycle route through Oxford's main shopping area; to the right no cycling 10am-6pm on the main bus route.

North-south cycle route through Oxford's main shopping area.

The Westgate Centre, Oxford - similar to Lion Yard, Cambridge, but with more cycle parking right outside.

Oxford castle has been very well redeveloped - though there could be more cycle parking.

Oxford castle has been very well redeveloped - though there could be more cycle parking.

Osney Lane totally blocked at Oxpens Road except for pedestrians (there's a zebra crossing immediately to the right).

Osney Lane totally blocked at Oxpens Road except for pedestrians (there's a zebra crossing immediately to the right).

Becket Street becomes one-way and cyclists are moved to a pavement path right at the exit from the station car-park.

Cycle route crossing Becket Street to Botley Road bridge and Oxford station.

Cycleway leading to Botley Road bridge and Oxford station.

Oxford station and cycle park from south end of Botley Road bridge

Pedestrian/cycle bridge across the Botley Road from Oxford station

Cycle parking at Oxford station - signs mark which zone you're in.

Botley Road, Oxford.

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