Public Consultation – Improving Transport along the A40 Corridor

Oxfordshire County Council are holding a public consultation to present the proposed transport improvements to the A40 Corridor and would like to get your views.

The proposals include detailed design and plans for the proposed Eynsham Park & Ride and A40 Bus Lane scheme which are proposed to be built by March 2021. These proposals include an eastbound bus lane from the proposed park and ride towards Oxford and short sections of westbound bus lane, as well as upgraded cycling facilities on the north side of the A40.

The consultation also shines a light on further potential improvements to the A40 beyond 2021, including improvements to highway capacity by extending the A40 dual carriageway at Witney to the proposed Eynsham park and ride. There is also a proposal to improve bus journeys from Oxford by extending the westbound bus lane, and to widen the Duke’s Cut Canal and Wolvercote Railway bridges to enable the eastbound bus lane towards Oxford to travel over these pinch points and towards the Wolvercote roundabout.

Improvements to cycle routes are also proposed. A new path from the A40 cycle route to National Cycle Route 5 on the Oxford Canal Tow path is proposed, as well as seeking to provide a long distance dedicated walking and cycling route from Eynsham to Botley along the B4044.

The consultation will be available online between the 30 November 2018 and 1 January 2019 (closing at 11.59pm). You can access this online at: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ImprovingA40. You can also access the scheme website at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/A40.

Raymond Cheung

Project Sponsor – Major Transport Projects

Capital Investment & Delivery l Communities Directorate l Oxfordshire County Council

County Hall l New Road l Oxford l OX1 1ND

Email: A40.BuslaneProject@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

Scheme website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/A40

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