The Worcester Street/George Street junction in Oxford has long been open to bikes only, with other traffic unable to cross from one road to the next. Roadworks in George Street currently mean that traffic can pass in any direction, with the bike cut-through opened up to all traffic.
Now Oxfordshire County Council is considering making this permanent. The corners would be converted into a ‘shared use cycle facility’, so that (in the words of the Deputy Lord Mayor) “if so many cyclists are jumping red-lights any way, the pragmatic way to deal with that is to design in a safe way of them being able to avoid those red signals in the first place”. Cyclists have, however, given the plan a mixed reception.
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