Cyclists petition council on safer plans for Plain

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A PETITION asking to redraw plans for The Plain roundabout in Oxford as been delivered to Oxfordshire County Council.

The council has put together proposals to make the busy roundabout more cycle-friendly.

It is planning to spend more than £960,000 on the scheme, with work scheduled to start in the autumn.

But Graham Smith, who represents the South East on the Cyclists Touring Club council, said a number of cycle-friendly aspects of the design have been removed.

He said: “We petitioned the council to reconsider, urgently, the current design for The Plain and the design approach.

“With four-out-of-five possibly pro-cycling elements removed, only the costly stone-footway is left.

“The county’s concept is destroyed. This wasteful, mostly irrelevant design, must be revisited, urgently.”

He said more segregated space for cyclists is needed and changes should be made to the road around the roundabout.

County councillor David Nimmo Smith, the cabinet member for transport, said: “Even if we were able to make all the changes that have been suggested, other road users would certainly lose out – in this case huge numbers of bus passengers would face considerable delays if we made the traffic go even slower than we are already proposing.”

The petition was signed by 17 people.

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7:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

The proposal was signed by 17 people. So 17 nutters think that they have the right to dictate road policy that would affect millions of people a year coming to work from the East, N East, and S East of our city. Thank god that for once our council has said no to them. But for the rest of the city is is sadly too late because the lunatics have already taken over the Asylum.
The proposal was signed by 17 people. So 17 nutters think that they have the right to dictate road policy that would affect millions of people a year coming to work from the East, N East, and S East of our city. Thank god that for once our council has said no to them. But for the rest of the city is is sadly too late because the lunatics have already taken over the Asylum. The New Private Eye
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